Malachi 3:6-12 (Today's New International Version)

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Breaking Covenant by Withholding Tithes

6 "I the LORD do not change.1 So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.2 7 Ever since the time of your ancestors 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?' 8 "Will a mere mortal rob7 God? Yet you rob me. "But you ask, 'How are we robbing you?' "In tithes8 and offerings. 9 You are under a curse9--your whole nation--because you are robbing me. 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 there will not be room enough to store it.15 11 I will prevent pests from devouring16 your crops, and the vines in your fields will not drop their fruit before it is ripe,17" says the LORD Almighty. 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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