If you do not listen,2 and if you do not set your heart to honor3 my name," says the LORD Almighty, "I will send a curse4 upon you, and I will curse your blessings.5 Yes, I have already cursed them, because you have not set your heart to honor me.
You ask,43 "Why?" It is because the LORD is acting as the witness44 between you and the wife of your youth,45 because you have broken faith with her, though she is your partner, the wife of your marriage covenant.46
Has not [the LORD] made them one?47 In flesh and spirit they are his. And why one? Because he was seeking godly offspring.e48 So guard yourself49 in your spirit, and do not break faith50 with the wife of your youth.
Or "15 But the one [who is our father] did not do this, not as long as life remained in him. And what was he seeking? An offspring from God"
"I hate divorce,51" says the LORD God of Israel, "and I hate a man's covering himselff with violence52 as well as with his garment," says the LORD Almighty. So guard yourself in your spirit,53 and do not break faith.
You have wearied54 the LORD with your words. "How have we wearied him?" you ask.55 By saying, "All who do evil are good in the eyes of the LORD, and he is pleased56 with them" or "Where is the God of justice?57"