Has not [the LORD] made them one?1 In flesh and spirit they are his. And why one? Because he was seeking godly offspring.a2 So guard yourself3 in your spirit, and do not break faith4 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,5" says the LORD God of Israel, "and I hate a man's covering himselfb with violence6 as well as with his garment," says the LORD Almighty. So guard yourself in your spirit,7 and do not break faith.