16 “For I hate divorce!” says the LORD, the God of Israel. “To divorce your wife is to overwhelm her with cruelty, ” says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies. “So guard your heart; do not be unfaithful to your wife.”

References for Malachi 2:16

    • c 2:16 - Hebrew For he hates divorcing.
    • d 2:16 - Hebrew to cover one’s garment with violence.