Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed me. But you say, How have we robbed you? In tithes and offerings.
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George Leo Haydock
Afflict. Literally, "pierce. "Septuagint, "supplant "(Haydock) or kick at, 1 Kings ii. 29. But the term applied to Heli is different. Here it signifies to nail or irritate. (Calmet)
Tithes: the payment is most strictly commanded. (Worthington)