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Malachi 3:9

    Malachi 3:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    You are cursed with a curse: for you have robbed me, even this whole nation.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Ye are cursed with the curse; for ye rob me, even this whole nation.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    You are cursed with a curse; for you have kept back from me what is mine, even all this nation.

    Webster's Revision

    Ye are cursed with the curse; for ye rob me, even this whole nation.

    World English Bible

    You are cursed with the curse; for you rob me, even this whole nation.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Ye are cursed with the curse; for ye rob me, even this whole nation.

    Clarke's Commentary on Malachi 3:9

    Ye are cursed with a curse - The whole nation is under my displeasure. The curse of God is upon you.

    Barnes' Notes on Malachi 3:9

    Ye have been cursed with the curse - (not "with a curse"). The curse threatened had come upon them: but, as fore-supposed in Leviticus by the repeated burden, "If ye still walk contrary to Me," they had persevered in evil. God had already shown His displeasure. But they, so far from being amended by it, were the more hardened in their sin. Perhaps as men do, they pleaded their punishment, as a reason why they should not amend. They defrauded God, under false pretences. They were impoverished by His curse, and so they could not afford to pay the tithes; as men say, "the times are bad; so we cannot help the poor" of Christ. "And Me ye still are defrauding" Me, ye; man, God. And that not one or other, but this whole people. It was a requital as to that, in which they had offended. "Because ye have not rendered tithes and first-fruits, therefore ye are cursed in famine and penury." "Because the people did not render tithes and first-fruits to the Levites, the Lord saith, that He Himself suffered fraud, whose ministers, constrained by hunger and penury, deserted the temple. For, if He is visited by others in prison, and sick, is received and cared for, and, hungry and athirst, receives food and drink, why should He not receive tithes in His ministers, and, if they are not given, be Himself deprived of His portion?"

    Wesley's Notes on Malachi 3:9

    3:9 Cursed with a curse - Are greatly cursed.