"Will a man dare to steal from me? But you rob me! "You ask, 'How do we rob you?' "By holding back your offerings. You also steal from me when you do not bring me a tenth of everything you produce.
So you are under my curse. In fact, your whole nation is under it. That is because you are robbing me.
"Bring the entire tenth to the storerooms in my temple. Then there will be plenty of food. Put me to the test," says the Lord. "Then you will see that I will throw open the windows of heaven. I will pour out so many blessings that you will not have enough room for them.
I will keep bugs from eating up your crops. And your grapes will not drop from the vines before they are ripe," says the Lord.