Malachi 2:9 NLT

9 “So I have made you despised and humiliated in the eyes of all the people. For you have not obeyed me but have shown favoritism in the way you carry out my instructions.”

Study tools for Malachi 2:9

  • 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.