If you do not listen,2 and if you do not resolve to honor3 my name," says the LORD Almighty, "I will send a curse4 on you, and I will curse your blessings.5 Yes, I have already cursed them, because you have not resolved to honor me.
You ask,43 "Why?" It is because the LORD is the witness44 between you and the wife of your youth.45 You have been unfaithful to her, though she is your partner, the wife of your marriage covenant.46
Has not the LORD made the two of you one?47 You belong to him in body and spirit. And why has he made you one? Because he was seeking godly offspring.d48 So be on your guard,49 and do not be unfaithful50 to the wife of your youth.
You have wearied54 the LORD with your words. "How have we wearied him?" you ask.55 By saying, "All who do evil are good in the eyes of the LORD, and he is pleased56 with them" or "Where is the God of justice?57"