Malachi 2:10-16 (Holman Christian Standard)

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Judah's Marital Unfaithfulness

10 Don't all of us have one Father?a Didn't one God create us?b Why then do we act treacherously against one another, profaning the covenant of our fathers?c 11 Judah has acted treacherously, and a detestable thing has been done in Israel and in Jerusalem. For Judah has profaned the Lord's sanctuary,de which He loves, and has married the daughter of a foreign god.fg 12 To the man who does this, may the Lord cut off any descendantshi from the tents of Jacob, even if they present an offering to the Lord of Hosts. 13 And this is another thing you do: you cover the Lord's altar with tears, with weeping and groaning, because He no longer respects your offerings or receives [them] gladlyj from your hands. 14 Yet you ask, "For what reason?" Because the Lord has been a witness between you and the wife of your youth. You have acted treacherously against her,k though she was your marriage partner and your wife by covenant. 15 Didn't the one [God] make [us] with a remnant of His life-breath? And what does the One seek?l A godly offspring. So watch yourselves carefully,m and do not act treacherously against the wife of your youth. 16 "If he hates and divorces [his wife],"n says the Lord God of Israel, "heo covers his garment with injustice,"p says the Lord of Hosts. Therefore, watch yourselves carefully,q and do not act treacherously.
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