"Since the days of your fathers, you have turned from My statutes; you have not kept [them].c Return to Me, and I will return to you,"d says the Lord of Hosts. But you ask: "How can we return?"
"Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing Me!" You ask: "How do we rob You?" "[By not making the payments] of 10 percent and the contributions.e9
You are suffering under a curse, yet you-the whole nation-are [still] robbing Me.
Bring the full 10 percent into the storehouse so that there may be food in My house.f Test Me in this way," says the Lord of Hosts. "See if I will not open the floodgates of heaven and pour out a blessing for you without measure.g11
I will rebuke the devourerh for you, so that it will not ruin the produce of your ground, and your vine in your field will not be barren," says the Lord of Hosts.
"Then all the nations will consider you fortunate, for you will be a delightful land," says the Lord of Hosts.