Malachi 2:16 NLT

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.

      Study tools for Malachi 2:16

      • 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.