Malachi 3:8

“Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wil a man rob God? yet ye haue robbed me. But ye say, Wherein haue we robbed thee? In tithes & offerings.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing Me! But you say, 'How have we robbed You?' In tithes and offerings.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Will a man rob God? yet ye rob me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Will a man keep back from God what is right? But you have kept back what is mine. But you say, What have we kept back from you? Tenths and offerings.
- Basic English Bible

Will a man rob God? But ye rob me. And ye say, Wherein do we rob thee? [In] tithes and heave-offerings.
- Darby Bible

Will a man rob God? yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, In what have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
- Webster's Bible

Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me! But you say, 'How have we robbed you?' In tithes and offerings.
- World English Bible

Doth man deceive God? but ye are deceiving Me, And ye have said: `In what have we deceived Thee?' The tithe and the heave-offering!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Will a man rob God? Yet ye rob Me. But ye say: 'Wherein have we robbed Thee?' In tithes and heave-offerings.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Malachi 3

  • Michael C.
    Answering Galatians 2:20: The second greatest commandment; after loving the LORD our God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength; is to love our neighbor as ourselves. When the King sits upon His throne, and all are gathered before Him for eternal judgment; it is how we cared for His poor and needy, His sick and strangers and imprisoned, that will set us either on His right hand, or His left.
  • Michael C.
    v 8: Abraham gave one tenth of the spoils to Melchizedek, but took not so much as a shoelace from the king of Sodom; for he had lift up his hand to the LORD. Rendering to the LORD the beginning of our strength, is a sign of the grace of Christ in our heart; which is shown by love. It is better for the Lord's servants to pay their own way, than to give occasion to the adversaries to speak evil.
  • Michael C.
    BSP; I like verse 16 also! The one thing the devil and his seed can't stand, is our election of God. Its interesting how when we start to speak of wisdom and righteousness and judgment, the hostility rears up its head and strikes like a viper! The Law of our God is in our heart; none of our steps shall slide: but they that seek our souls to destroy them, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
  • Galatians 2:20
    What carnal logic human can conclude determinately and cast hypocritical judgement on another?... tithe what you will to this world but it will not buy the next...amen
  • BSP
    In these wicked last days, verse 18 brings out how it will be plain to see the distinction between a righteous person and a wicked person.
  • Jane
    If you do not tithe you are disobeying God. If you are a real child of God with his Holy Spirit in you not tithing will make you live in fear and guilt. You will have no peace cos you are living in disobedience. Do I have a witness? If you agree with me you have the Spirit of God, please repent and trust him he won't fail. I have been there and hey teach your children tithing

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