Malachi 3:8-12

Robbing God

8 Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. x But you say, 'How have we robbed you?' y In your tithes and contributions. 9 z You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing me, the whole nation of you. 10 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. 11 I will rebuke d the devourer 1 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. 12 Then e all nations will call you blessed, for you will be f a land of delight, says the Lord of hosts.

  1. Cross References
    Malachi 3:7
    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?
  2. Cross References
    Nehemiah 13:10
    I also found out that the portions of the Levites had not been given to them, so that the Levites and the singers, who did the work, had fled each to his field.
  3. Cross References
    Malachi 2:2
    If you will not listen, if you will not take it to heart to give honor to my name, says the Lord of hosts, then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings. Indeed, I have already cursed them, because you do not lay it to heart.
  4. Cross References
    Proverbs 3:9 - 10
    Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce.
  5. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 9:6 - 8
    The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
  6. Cross References
    Genesis 7:11
    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.
  7. Cross References
    Joel 1:4
    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.
  8. Cross References
    Zephaniah 3:19
    Behold, at that time I will deal with all your oppressors. And I will save the lame and gather the outcast, and I will change their shame into praise and renown in all the earth.
  9. Cross References
    Isaiah 62:4
    You shall no more be termed Forsaken, and your land shall no more be termed Desolate, but you shall be called My Delight Is in Her, and your land Married; for the Lord delights in you, and your land shall be married.
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