4 Then the [a]offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the Lord as in the days of old and as in former years.
5 “Then I will draw near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against those who swear falsely, and against those who oppress the wage earner in his wages, the widow and the [b]orphan, and those who turn aside the [c]alien and do not [d]fear Me,” says the Lord of hosts.6 “For [e]I, the Lord, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, [f]are not consumed.
7 “From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from My statutes and have not kept them. 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
8 “Will a man [g]rob God? Yet you are robbing Me! But you say, ‘How have we robbed You?’ In tithes and [h]offerings.9 You are cursed with a curse, for you are [i]robbing Me, the whole nation of you!10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be [j]food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until [k]it overflows.11 Then I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not [l]destroy the fruits of the ground; nor will your vine in the field cast its grapes,” says the Lord of hosts.12 “All the nations will call you blessed, for you shall be a delightful land,” says the Lord of hosts.
13 “Your words have been [m]arrogant against Me,” says the Lord. “Yet you say, ‘What have we spoken against You?’14 You have said, ‘It is vain to serve God; and what profit is it that we have kept His charge, and that we have walked in mourning before the Lord of hosts?15 So now we call the arrogant blessed; not only are the doers of wickedness built up but they also test God and escape.’”
The Book of Remembrance
16 Then those who [n]feared the Lord spoke to one another, and the Lordgave attention and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who [o]fear the Lord and who esteem His name.17 “They will be Mine,” says the Lord of hosts, “on the day that I [p]prepare My[q]own possession, and I will [r]spare them as a man [s]spares his own son who serves him.”18 So you will again distinguish between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him.
You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Learn more
You must be logged in to view your newly purchased content. Please log in below or if you don't have an account, creating one is easy and only takes a few moments. After you log in your content will be available in your library.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial.
Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. The next step is to enter your payment information. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. You can cancel anytime during the trial period.
Click the button below to continue.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your subscription.
You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate of $3.99/month, click the button below.
Upgrade, and get the most out of your new account. An integrated digital Bible study library - including complete notes from the NIV Study Bible and the NKJV MacArthur Study Bible - is just a step away! Try it free for 30 days.