Malachi 3:6-18 NIV

Robbing God

6 "I the LORD do not change.1 So you, O descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.2

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7 Ever since the time of your forefathers you have turned away3 from my decrees and have not kept them. Return4 to me, and I will return to you,"5 says the LORD Almighty. "But you ask,6 'How are we to return?'

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8 "Will a man rob7 God? Yet you rob me. "But you ask, 'How do we rob you?' "In tithes8 and offerings.

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9 You are under a curse9--the whole nation of you--because you are robbing me.

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10 Bring the whole tithe10 into the storehouse,11 that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates12 of heaven and pour out13 so much blessing14 that you will not have room enough for it.15

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11 I will prevent pests from devouring16 your crops, and the vines in your fields will not cast their fruit,17" says the LORD Almighty.

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12 "Then all the nations will call you blessed,18 for yours will be a delightful land,"19 says the LORD Almighty.20

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13 "You have said harsh things21 against me," says the LORD. "Yet you ask,22 'What have we said against you?'

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14 "You have said, 'It is futile23 to serve24 God. What did we gain by carrying out his requirements25 and going about like mourners26 before the LORD Almighty?

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15 But now we call the arrogant27 blessed. Certainly the evildoers28 prosper,29 and even those who challenge God escape.' "

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16 Then those who feared the LORD talked with each other, and the LORD listened and heard.30 A scroll31 of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared32 the LORD and honored his name.

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17 "They will be mine,33" says the LORD Almighty, "in the day when I make up my treasured possession.a34 I will spare35 them, just as in compassion a man spares his son36 who serves him.

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    • a 3:17 - Or "Almighty, "my treasured possession, in the day when I act"
      18 And you will again see the distinction between the righteous37 and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.38

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