|Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it. |
|Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. |
|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. |
|Malachi 3:10 |
Thomas Nelson, I. (1997, c1995). Woman's study Bible . (Mal 3:10). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.
"try Me" - This is a reversal of the ordinary biblical pattern, in which God typically tests human beings (Ps. 11:5; 26:2; 66:10; Prov. 17:3; Jer. 11:20; 12:3; 17:10). Only in a few instances are humans invited to test God (i.e., to prove His claims and justify His commands,
storehouse - This term refers to a room in the temple designated for the storage of gifts (2 Chr. 31:11 text note; Neh. 10:38, 39; 12:44; 13:12).
Is. 7:11, 12; 1 Kin. 18:22-46). Whitlock, L. G., Sproul, R. C., Waltke, B. K., & Silva, M. (1995). Reformation study Bible, the : Bringing the light of the Reformation to Scripture : New King James Version. Includes index. (Mal 3:10). Nashville: T. Nelson.