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,a 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?b A godly offspring. So watch yourselves carefully,c 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],"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.
          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