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Will a human dare to rob God? Yet you are robbing me! And you say, ‘How have we robbed you?’ In the tithes and the contributions! You are being cursed with a curse, for you are robbing me, the whole nation of you! 10 Bring the whole tithe to the storehouse,[a] so that there will be food in my house, and test me please in this,” says Yahweh of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven, and pour forth for you an overflowing blessing.[b] 11 I will rebuke the devourer[c] for you; it will not destroy the fruit of your soil; your vine in the field will not be unfruitful,” says Yahweh of hosts. 12 “And all the nations will call you blessed, because you will be a land in which one takes joy,”[d] says Yahweh of hosts.

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  1. Malachi 3:10 Hebrew “the house of the treasure”
  2. Malachi 3:10 Literally, “a blessing up to not enough”
  3. Malachi 3:11 NRSV, JPS interpret this word as “locust”
  4. Malachi 3:12 Literally “a land of desire”