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,a though she was your marriage partner and your wife by covenant.
Didn't the one [God] make [us] with a remnant of His life-breath? And what does the One seek?b A godly offspring. So watch yourselves carefully,c and do not act treacherously against the wife of your youth.
"If he hates and divorces [his wife],"d says the Lord God of Israel, "hee covers his garment with injustice,"f says the Lord of Hosts. Therefore, watch yourselves carefully,g and do not act treacherously.