Malachi 3:7-18 NIV

7 Ever since the time of your forefathers you have turned away1 from my decrees and have not kept them. Return2 to me, and I will return to you,"3 says the LORD Almighty. "But you ask,4 'How are we to return?'

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8 "Will a man rob5 God? Yet you rob me. "But you ask, 'How do we rob you?' "In tithes6 and offerings.

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9 You are under a curse7--the whole nation of you--because you are robbing me.

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10 Bring the whole tithe8 into the storehouse,9 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 floodgates10 of heaven and pour out11 so much blessing12 that you will not have room enough for it.13

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11 I will prevent pests from devouring14 your crops, and the vines in your fields will not cast their fruit,15" says the LORD Almighty.

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12 "Then all the nations will call you blessed,16 for yours will be a delightful land,"17 says the LORD Almighty.18

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13 "You have said harsh things19 against me," says the LORD. "Yet you ask,20 'What have we said against you?'

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14 "You have said, 'It is futile21 to serve22 God. What did we gain by carrying out his requirements23 and going about like mourners24 before the LORD Almighty?

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15 But now we call the arrogant25 blessed. Certainly the evildoers26 prosper,27 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.28 A scroll29 of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared30 the LORD and honored his name.

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17 "They will be mine,31" says the LORD Almighty, "in the day when I make up my treasured possession.a32 I will spare33 them, just as in compassion a man spares his son34 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 righteous35 and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.36

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