Malachi 3:9
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New International Version
You are under a curse--your whole nation--because you are robbing me.

New Living Translation
You are under a curse, for your whole nation has been cheating me.

English Standard Version
You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing me, the whole nation of you.

New American Standard Bible
"You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing Me, the whole nation of you!

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are suffering under a curse, yet you--the whole nation--are still robbing Me.

International Standard Version
You are cursed under the curse—the entire nation—because you are robbing me!

NET Bible
You are bound for judgment because you are robbing me--this whole nation is guilty.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So a curse is on you because the whole nation is cheating me!

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye, even this whole nation, have robbed me.

King James 2000 Bible
You are cursed with a curse: for you have robbed me, even this whole nation.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And you are cursed with want, and you afflict me, even the whole nation of you.

Darby Bible Translation
Ye are cursed with a curse; and me ye rob, [even] this whole nation.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.

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

Young's Literal Translation
With a curse ye are cursed! And Me ye are deceiving -- this nation -- all of it.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

3:7-12 The men of that generation turned away from God, they had not kept his ordinances. God gives them a gracious call. But they said, Wherein shall we return? God notices what returns our hearts make to the calls of his word. It shows great perverseness in sin, when men make afflictions excuses for sin, which are sent to part between them and their sins. Here is an earnest exhortation to reform. God must be served in the first place; and the interest of our souls ought to be preferred before that of our bodies. Let them trust God to provide for their comfort. God has blessings ready for us, but through the weakness of our faith and the narrowness of our desires, we have not room to receive them. He who makes trial will find nothing is lost by honouring the Lord with his substance.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 9. - Ye are cursed with a (the) curse. The effect of the curse was scarcity and barrenness, as we see from vers. 10-12 (comp. Malachi 2:2; Haggai 1:6). The Vulgate assumes the result: In penuria vos maledicti estis. The next clause given the reason of the curse. This whole nation. Not individuals only, but the whole nation (he does not any longer call them God's people) were implicated in this sin. The LXX., reading differently, has, "The year is ended, and ye have brought," etc.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Ye are cursed with a curse,.... Or "with penury", as the Vulgate Latin version; which, though not a proper rendering of the word, is the meaning of the curse they were cursed with; rain was withheld from them for their sins, and the earth did not bring forth its usual increase; wherefore there was want of food in all their land; their blessings were cursed, as in Malachi 2:2 for the following reason,

for ye have robbed me; because of this their iniquity, in not bringing their offerings to the Lord, and the tithes to the priests and Levites, their land was stricken with barrenness, and God gave them cleanness of teeth, and want of bread in all places: or, "but ye have robbed me" (d); notwithstanding they were thus chastised of the Lord, yet were not reformed, but went on in withholding from God and the priests, what belonged to them:

even this whole nation; the sin was become general, and therefore a general judgment was inflicted on them: Grotius thinks, that the people seeing the priests withhold the tithes from the Levites, they refused to pay them to them, and so the sin became universal. Kimchi observes, that in other sins charged upon the nation, the people were not all alike guilty, but in this which respected the tithes and offerings they were.

(d) "et tamen diripitis me", De Dieu.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

9. cursed—(Mal 2:2). As ye despoil Me, so I despoil you, as I threatened I would, if ye continued to disregard Me. In trying to defraud God we only defraud ourselves. The eagle who robbed the altar set fire to her nest from the burning coal that adhered to the stolen flesh. So men who retain God's money in their treasuries will find it a losing possession. No man ever yet lost by serving God with a whole heart, nor gained by serving Him with a half one. We may compromise with conscience for half the price, but God will not endorse the compromise; and, like Ananias and Sapphira, we shall lose not only what we thought we had purchased so cheaply, but also the price we paid for it. If we would have God "open" His treasury, we must open ours. One cause of the barrenness of the Church is the parsimony of its members [Moore].

Malachi 3:9 Additional Commentaries
Context
Robbing God
8"Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing Me! But you say, 'How have we robbed You?' In tithes and offerings. 9"You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing Me, the whole nation of you! 10"Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this," says the LORD of hosts, "if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows.…
Cross References
Haggai 1:11
I called for a drought on the fields and the mountains, on the grain, the new wine, the olive oil and everything else the ground produces, on people and livestock, and on all the labor of your hands."

Zechariah 5:3
And he said to me, "This is the curse that is going out over the whole land; for according to what it says on one side, every thief will be banished, and according to what it says on the other, everyone who swears falsely will be banished.

Malachi 2:2
If you do not listen, and if you do not resolve to honor my name," says the LORD Almighty, "I will send a curse on you, and I will curse your blessings. Yes, I have already cursed them, because you have not resolved to honor me.
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