Malachi 3:8-18 NIV

8 "Will a man rob1 God? Yet you rob me. "But you ask, 'How do we rob you?' "In tithes2 and offerings.

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9 You are under a curse3--the whole nation of you--because you are robbing me.

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10 Bring the whole tithe4 into the storehouse,5 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 floodgates6 of heaven and pour out7 so much blessing8 that you will not have room enough for it.9

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11 I will prevent pests from devouring10 your crops, and the vines in your fields will not cast their fruit,11" says the LORD Almighty.

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12 "Then all the nations will call you blessed,12 for yours will be a delightful land,"13 says the LORD Almighty.14

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13 "You have said harsh things15 against me," says the LORD. "Yet you ask,16 'What have we said against you?'

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14 "You have said, 'It is futile17 to serve18 God. What did we gain by carrying out his requirements19 and going about like mourners20 before the LORD Almighty?

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15 But now we call the arrogant21 blessed. Certainly the evildoers22 prosper,23 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.24 A scroll25 of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared26 the LORD and honored his name.

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17 "They will be mine,27" says the LORD Almighty, "in the day when I make up my treasured possession.a28 I will spare29 them, just as in compassion a man spares his son30 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 righteous31 and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.32

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