Malachi 3:8
Good News Translation
I ask you, is it right for a person to cheat God? Of course not, yet you are cheating me. 'How?' you ask. In the matter of tithes and offerings.

Contemporary English Version
You people are robbing me, your God. And, here you are, asking, "How are we robbing you?" You are robbing me of the offerings and of the ten percent that belongs to me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Shall a man afflict God, for you afflict me. And you have said: Wherein do we afflict thee? in tithes and in firstfruits.

New American Bible
Can anyone rob God? But you are robbing me! And you say, “How have we robbed you?” Of tithes and contributions!

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Shall a man afflict God, for you afflict me. And you have said: Wherein do we afflict thee? in tithes and in firstfruits.

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Psalm 29:2 Bring to the Lord glory and honour: bring to the Lord glory to his name: adore ye the Lord in his holy court.

Proverbs 3:9,10 And thy barns shall be filled with abundance, and thy presses shall run over with wine. . . .

Matthew 22:21 They say to him: Caesar's. Then he saith to them: Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's; and to God, the things that are God's.

Mark 12:17 And Jesus answering, said to them: Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's and to God the things that are God's. And they marvelled at him.

Luke 20:25 And he said to them: Render therefore to Caesar the things, that are Caesar's: and to God the things that are God's.

Romans 13:7 Render therefore to all men their dues. Tribute, to whom tribute is due: custom, to whom custom: fear, to whom fear: honour, to whom honour.

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Malachi 1:8,13 If you offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? and if you offer the lame and the sick, is it not evil? offer it to thy prince, if he will be pleased with it, or if he will regard thy face, saith the Lord of hosts. . . .

Leviticus 5:15,16 If any one shall sin through mistake, transgressing the ceremonies in those things that are sacrificed to the Lord, he shall offer for his offence a ram without blemish out of the flocks, that may be bought for two sicles, according to the weight of the sanctuary. . . .

Leviticus 27:2-34 Speak to the children of Israel, and thou shalt say to them: The man that shall have made a vow, and promised his soul to God, shall give the price according to estimation. . . .

Numbers 18:21-32 And I have given to the sons of Levi all the tithes of Israel for a possession, for the ministry wherewith they serve me in the tabernacle of the covenant: . . .

Joshua 7:11 Israel hath sinned, and transgressed my covenant: and they have taken of the anathema, and have stolen and lied, and have hid it among their goods.

Nehemiah 13:4-14 And over this thing was Eliasib the priest, who was set over the treasury of the house of our God, and was near akin to Tobias. . . .

Romans 2:22 Thou, that sayest men should not commit adultery, committest adultery: thou, that abhorrest idols, committest sacrilege:

Context
Robbing God
7For from the days of your fathers you have departed from my ordinances, and have not kept them: Return to me, and I will return to you, saith the Lord of hosts. And you have said: Wherein shall we return? 8Shall a man afflict God, for you afflict me. And you have said: Wherein do we afflict thee? in tithes and in firstfruits.9And you are cursed with want, and you afflict me, even the whole nation of you.…
Cross References
Nehemiah 13:11
And I pleaded the matter against the magistrates, and said: Why have we forsaken the house of God? And I gathered them together, and I made them to stand in their places.

Nehemiah 13:12
And all Juda brought the tithe of the corn, and the wine, and the oil into the storehouses.

Zechariah 5:3
And he said to me: This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the earth: for every thief shall be judged as is there written: and every one that sweareth in like manner shall be judged by it.

Additional Translations
“Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing Me!” You ask, “How do we rob You?” “In tithes and offerings.Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed me. But you say, Wherein have we robbed you? In tithes and offerings.

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

Will a man insult God? for ye insult me. But ye say, Wherein have we insulted thee? In that the tithes and first-fruits are with you still.

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

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

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

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

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!
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