a Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby b put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open c the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.
I will rebuke d the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of your soil, and your vine in the field shall not fail to bear, says the Lord of hosts.
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Proverbs 3:9 - 10
Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce.
2 Corinthians 9:6 - 8
The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the windows of the heavens were opened.
What the cutting locust left, the swarming locust has eaten. What the swarming locust left, the hopping locust has eaten, and what the hopping locust left, the destroying locust has eaten.