Malachi 2:10-16 CSB

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

References for Malachi 2:10

    • i 2:10 - Mal 1:6; Isa 63:16; Hs 11:1
    • j 2:10 - Dt 32:6; Isa 43:1-7; 64:8
    • k 2:10 - Mal 1:12; Ps 55:20; 89:34
      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

      References for Malachi 2:11

        • l 2:11 - Or profaned what is holy to the Lord
        • m 2:11 - Ezk 44:7
        • n 2:11 - a woman who worshiped a foreign god; Nm 21:29
        • o 2:11 - Dt 7:3-4; Ezr 9:1-2,10-14; Neh 13:23-30
          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.

          References for Malachi 2:12

            • p 2:12 - One Hb ms, LXX, DSS read off one witnessing or answering
            • q 2:12 - Lit off one waking or answering; Hb obscure
              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.

              References for Malachi 2:13

                • r 2:13 - 1 Kg 8:28-30; Isa 56:7
                  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.

                  References for Malachi 2:14

                    • s 2:14 - Pr 2:16-17; Isa 54:6
                      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.

                      References for Malachi 2:15

                        • t 2:15 - Or Did the One not make them? So their flesh and spirit belong to Him, or No one who does this even has a remnant of the Spirit in him; Hb obscure
                        • u 2:15 - Lit So guard yourselves in your spirit
                          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.

                          References for Malachi 2:16

                            • v 2:16 - Gn 29:31; Dt 21:15-17; Jdg 15:2
                            • w 2:16 - Or The Lord God of Israel says that He hates divorce and the one who
                            • x 2:16 - Gn 6:11,13; Ps 73:6; Jr 6:6-7
                            • y 2:16 - Lit Therefore, guard yourselves in your spirit