Malachi 3:6

Breaking Covenant by Withholding Tithes

6 “I the LORD do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.

Malachi 3:6 in Other Translations

KJV
6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
ESV
6 "For I the LORD do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.
NLT
6 “I am the LORD, and I do not change. That is why you descendants of Jacob are not already destroyed.
MSG
6 "I am God - yes, I Am. I haven't changed. And because I haven't changed, you, the descendants of Jacob, haven't been destroyed.
CSB
6 "Because I, Yahweh, have not changed, you descendants of Jacob have not been destroyed.

Malachi 3:6 In-Context

4 and the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will be acceptable to the LORD, as in days gone by, as in former years.
5 “So I will come to put you on trial. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive the foreigners among you of justice, but do not fear me,” says the LORD Almighty.
6 “I the LORD do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.
7 Ever since the time of your ancestors you have turned away from my decrees and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the LORD Almighty. “But you ask, ‘How are we to return?’
8 “Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me. “But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’ “In tithes and offerings.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Numbers 23:19; S Hebrews 7:21; James 1:17
  • 2. S Job 34:15; S Hosea 11:9
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