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Ye looked for much, and, lo, it came to little; and when ye brought it home, I did blow upon it. Why? saith the LORD of hosts. Because of mine house that is waste, and ye run every man unto his own house.
Ye have sown much, and bring in little. Ye eat, but ye have not enough. Ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink. Ye clothe yourselves, but there is none warm. And he who earns wages earns wages [to put] into a bag with holes.
Through all that time, when a man came to a heap of twenty [measures], there were but ten. When he came to the wine vat to draw out fifty [vessels], there were but twenty.
For thou have forgotten the God of thy salvation, and have not been mindful of the rock of thy strength. Therefore thou plant pleasant plants, and set it with foreign slips.
Will a man rob God? Yet ye rob me. But ye say, How have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
Blow upon it
2 Samuel 22:16
Then the channels of the sea appeared. The foundations of the world were laid bare by the rebuke of LORD, at the blast of the breath of his nostrils.
2 Kings 19:7
Behold, I will put a spirit in him, and he shall hear news, and shall return to his own land. And I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.
The grass withers, the flower fades, because the breath of LORD blows upon it. Surely the people is grass.
If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory to my name, says LORD of hosts, then I will send the curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings. Yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it
I will say to God, Do not condemn me. Show me why thou contend with me.
I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times.
And in the fifth year ye shall eat of the fruit of it, that it may yield to you the increase of it. I am LORD your God.
Honor LORD with thy substance, and with the first-fruits of all thine increase,
Ye are cursed with the curse, for ye rob me, even this whole nation.