Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
You have planted much, but have harvested little. You eat, but are never filled. You drink, but are still thirsty. You put on clothes, but are not warm. Those who earn wages end up with holes in their money bags.'"
From that time when one came expecting a heap of twenty measures, there were only ten; when one came to the wine vat to draw out fifty measures from it, there were only twenty.
For you ignore the God who rescues you; you pay no attention to your strong protector. So this is what happens: You cultivate beautiful plants and plant exotic vines.
Can a person rob God? You indeed are robbing me, but you say, 'How are we robbing you?' In tithes and contributions!
Blow upon it
2 Samuel 22:16
The depths of the sea were exposed; the inner regions of the world were uncovered by the Lord's battle cry, by the powerful breath from his nose.
2 Kings 19:7
Look, I will take control of his mind; he will receive a report and return to his own land. I will cut him down with a sword in his own land."'"
The grass dries up, the flowers wither, when the wind sent by the Lord blows on them. Surely humanity is like grass.
If you do not listen and take seriously the need to honor my name," says the Lord who rules over all, "I will send judgment on you and turn your blessings into curses -- indeed, I have already done so because you are not taking it to heart.
I will say to God, 'Do not condemn me; tell me why you are contending with me.'
I thought about the days of old, about ancient times.
Then in the fifth year you may eat its fruit to add its produce to your harvest. I am the Lord your God.
Honor the Lord from your wealth and from the first fruits of all your crops;
You are bound for judgment because you are robbing me -- this whole nation is guilty.