“From the (A)days of your fathers you have turned aside from My statutes and have not kept them. (B)Return to Me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord of hosts. “But you say, ‘How shall we return?’

You Have Robbed God

“Will a man [a]rob God? Yet you are robbing Me! But you say, ‘How have we robbed You?’ In (C)tithes and [b]offerings. You are (D)cursed with a curse, for you are [c]robbing Me, the whole nation of you! 10 (E)Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be [d]food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts, “if I will not (F)open for you the windows of heaven and (G)pour out for you a blessing until [e](H)it overflows. 11 Then I will rebuke the (I)devourer for you, so that it will not [f]destroy the fruits of the ground; nor will your vine in the field cast its grapes,” says the Lord of hosts. 12 (J)All the nations will call you blessed, for you shall be a (K)delightful land,” says the Lord of hosts.

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Footnotes

  1. Malachi 3:8 Or defraud
  2. Malachi 3:8 Or heave offerings
  3. Malachi 3:9 Or defrauding
  4. Malachi 3:10 Lit prey
  5. Malachi 3:10 Or there is not room enough
  6. Malachi 3:11 Lit ruin