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Malachi 2:11 NLT

11 Judah has been unfaithful, and a detestable thing has been done in Israel and in Jerusalem. The men of Judah have defiled the LORD ’s beloved sanctuary by marrying women who worship idols.

Study tools for Malachi 2:11

  • a 2:12 - Hebrew from the tents of Jacob. The names “Jacob” and “Israel” are often interchanged throughout the Old Testament, referring sometimes to the individual patriarch and sometimes to the nation.
  • b 2:15 - Or Didn’t the one make us and preserve our life and breath? or Didn’t the one make her, both flesh and spirit? The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.
  • c 2:16 - Hebrew For he hates divorcing.
  • d 2:16 - Hebrew to cover one’s garment with violence.