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Malachi 3:8

    Malachi 3:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    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.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Malachi 3:8

    Will a man rob God? - Here is one point on which ye are guilty; ye withhold the tithes and offerings from the temple of God, so that the Divine worship is neglected.

    Barnes' Notes on Malachi 3:8

    Shall a man rob or cheat - , defraud God? God answers question by question, but thereby drives it home to the sinner's soul, and appeals to his conscience. The conscience is steeled, and answers again, "In what?" God specifies two things only, obvious, patent, which, as being material things, they could not deny. "In tithes and offerings." The offerings included several classes of dues to God:

    (a) the first fruits ;

    (b) the annual half-shekel Exodus 30:13-15;

    (c) the offerings made for the tabernacle Exodus 25:2-3; Exodus 35:5, Exodus 35:21, Exodus 35:24; Exodus 36:3, Exodus 36:6 and the second temple Ezra 8:25 at its first erection; it is used of ordinary offerings;

    (d) of the tithes of their own tithes, which the Levites paid to the priests Numbers 18:26, Numbers 18:28-29;

    (e) of the portions of the sacrifice which accrued to the priests Leviticus 7:14.