Malachi:3:8-9 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.  You are cursed with a curse; for you have kept back from me what is mine, even all this nation.
See All...; Malachi:3:10Let your tenths come into the store-house so that there may be food in my house, and put me to the test by doing so, says the Lord of armies, and see if I do not make the windows of heaven open and send down such a blessing on you that there is no room for it. See All...; Leviticus:27:30And every tenth part of the land, of the seed planted, or of the fruit of trees, is holy to the Lord. See All...; 2 Kings:2:23-24 Then from there he went up to Beth-el; and on his way, some little boys came out from the town and made sport of him, crying, Go up, old no-hair! go up, old no-hair!  And turning back, he saw them, and put a curse on them in the name of the Lord. And two she-bears came out of the wood and put forty-two of the children to death.
See All...; Hebrews:7:1-28 For this Melchizedek, the king of Salem, a priest of the Most High God, who gave Abraham his blessing, meeting him when he came back after putting the kings to death,  And to whom Abraham gave a tenth part of everything which he had, being first named King of righteousness, and then in addition, King of Salem, that is to say, King of peace;  Being without father or mother, or family, having no birth or end to his life, being made like the Son of God, is a priest for ever.  Now see how great this man was, to whom our father Abraham gave a tenth part of what he had got in the fight.  And it is true that by the law, those of the sons of Levi who have the position of priests may take a tenth part of the people's goods; that is to say, they take it from their brothers though these are the sons of Abraham.  But this man, who was not of their family, took the tenth from Abraham, and gave a blessing to him to whom God had given his undertaking.  But there is no doubt that the less gets his blessing from the greater.  Now at the present time, men over whom death has power take the tenth; but then it was taken by one of whom it is witnessed that he is living.  And we may say that in Abraham, even Levi, who has a right to take the tenth part, gave it;  Because he was still in his father's body when Melchizedek came to him.  Now if it was possible for things to be made complete through the priests of the house of Levi (for the law was given to the people in connection with them), what need was there for another priest who was of the order of Melchizedek and not of the order of Aaron?  Because if the priests are changed, it is necessary to make a change in the law.  For he of whom these things are said comes of another tribe, of which no man has ever made offerings at the altar.  Because it is clear that our Lord comes out of Judah, and Moses said nothing about priests from that tribe.  And this is even more clear if a second priest has come up who is like Melchizedek,  That is to say, not made by a law based on the flesh, but by the power of a life without end:  For it has been witnessed of him, You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.  So the law which went before is put on one side, because it was feeble and without profit.  (Because the law made nothing complete), and in its place there is a better hope, through which we come near to God.  And as this is not without the taking of an oath  (For those were made priests without an oath, but this one was made a priest with an oath by him who says of him, The Lord gave his oath, which he will not take back, that you are a priest for ever);  By so much is it a better agreement which we have through Jesus.  And it is true that there have been a great number of those priests, because death does not let them go on for ever;  But this priest, because his life goes on for ever, is unchanging.  So that he is fully able to be the saviour of all who come to God through him, because he is ever living to make prayer to God for them.  It was right for us to have such a high priest, one who is holy and without evil, doing no wrong, having no part with sinners, and made higher than the heavens:  Who has no need to make offerings for sins every day, like those high priests, first for himself, and then for the people; because he did this once and for ever when he made an offering of himself.  The law makes high priests of men who are feeble; but the word of the oath, which was made after the law, gives that position to a Son, in whom all good is for ever complete.
See All...; 2 Corinthians:9:7Let every man do after the purpose of his heart; not giving with grief, or by force: for God takes pleasure in a ready giver. See All...; Malachi:3:1-18 See, I am sending my servant, and he will make ready the way before me; and the Lord, whom you are looking for, will suddenly come to his Temple; and the angel of the agreement, in whom you have delight, see, he is coming, says the Lord of armies.  But by whom may the day of his coming be faced? and who may keep his place when he is seen? for he is like the metal-tester's fire and the cleaner's soap.  He will take his seat, testing and cleaning the sons of Levi, burning away the evil from them as from gold and silver; so that they may make offerings to the Lord in righteousness.  Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the Lord, as in days gone by, and as in past years.  And I will come near to you for judging; I will quickly be a witness against the wonder-workers, against those who have been untrue in married life, against those who take false oaths; against those who keep back from the servant his payment, and who are hard on the widow and the child without a father, who do not give his rights to the man from a strange country, and have no fear of me, says the Lord of armies.  For I am the Lord, I am unchanged; and so you, O sons of Jacob, have not been cut off.  From the days of your fathers you have been turned away from my rules and have not kept them. Come back to me, and I will come back to you, says the Lord of armies. But you say, How are we to come back?  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.  You are cursed with a curse; for you have kept back from me what is mine, even all this nation.  Let your tenths come into the store-house so that there may be food in my house, and put me to the test by doing so, says the Lord of armies, and see if I do not make the windows of heaven open and send down such a blessing on you that there is no room for it.  And on your account I will keep back the locusts from wasting the fruits of your land; and the fruit of your vine will not be dropped on the field before its time, says the Lord of armies  And you will be named happy by all nations: for you will be a land of delight, says the Lord of armies.  Your words have been strong against me, says the Lord. And still you say, What have we said against you?  You have said, It is no use worshipping God: what profit have we had from keeping his orders, and going in clothing of sorrow before the Lord of armies?  And now to us the men of pride seem happy; yes, the evil-doers are doing well; they put God to the test and are safe.  Then those in whom was the fear of the Lord had talk together: and the Lord gave ear, and it was recorded in a book to be kept in mind before him, for those who had the fear of the Lord and gave thought to his name.  And they will be mine, says the Lord, in the day when I make them my special property; and I will have mercy on them as a man has mercy on his son who is his servant.  Then you will again see how the upright man is different from the sinner, and the servant of God from him who is not.
See All...; Acts:20:35In all things I was an example to you of how, in your lives, you are to give help to the feeble, and keep in memory the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, There is a greater blessing in giving than in getting. See All...; Leviticus:27:32And a tenth part of the herd and of the flock, whatever goes under the rod of the valuer, will be holy to the Lord. See All...; Genesis:14:20And let the Most High God be praised, who has given into your hands those who were against you. Then Abram gave him a tenth of all the goods he had taken. See All...; 1 Corinthians:11:31But if we were true judges of ourselves, punishment would not come on us. See All...; Luke:11:42But a curse is on you, Pharisees! for you make men give a tenth of every sort of plant, and give no thought to right and the love of God; but it is right for you to do these things, and not let the others be undone. See All...; Matthew:23:23A curse is on you, scribes and Pharisees, false ones! for you make men give a tenth of all sorts of sweet-smelling plants, but you give no thought to the more important things of the law, righteousness, and mercy, and faith; but it is right for you to do these, and not to let the others be undone. See All...; Numbers:18:21And to the children of Levi I have given as their heritage all the tenths offered in Israel, as payment for the work they do, the work of the Tent of meeting. See All...; Romans:8:29Because those of whom he had knowledge before they came into existence, were marked out by him to be made like his Son, so that he might be the first among a band of brothers: See All...;