Robbing God

Malachi 3

6 "For I am the LORD, n I do not change;
o Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob.
7 Yet from the days of p your fathers
You have gone away from My ordinances
And have not kept them.
q Return to Me, and I will return to you,"
Says the LORD of hosts.
r "But you said,
'In what way shall we return?'
8 "Will a man rob God?
Yet you have robbed Me!
But you say,
'In what way have we robbed You?'
s In tithes and offerings.
9 You are cursed with a curse,
For you have robbed Me,
Even this whole nation.
10 t Bring all the tithes into the u storehouse,
That there may be food in My house,
And try Me now in this,"
Says the LORD of hosts,
"If I will not open for you the v windows of heaven
And w pour out for you such blessing
That there will not be room enough to receive it.
11 "And I will rebuke x the devourer for your sakes,
So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground,
Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,"
Says the LORD of hosts;
12 "And all nations will call you blessed,
For you will be y a delightful land,"
Says the LORD of hosts.

13 "Your z words have been 1 harsh against Me,"
Says the LORD,
"Yet you say,
'What have we spoken against You?'
14 a You have said,
'It is useless to serve God;
What profit is it that we have kept His ordinance,
And that we have walked as mourners
Before the LORD of hosts?
15 So now b we call the proud blessed,
For those who do wickedness are 2 raised up;
They even c tempt God and go free.' "

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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