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Malachi 2:10-17

Sin in the Family

10 "Do we not all have 1one father? 2Has not one God created us? Why do we deal 3treacherously each against his brother so as to profane the 4covenant of our fathers?
11 "Judah has dealt 5treacherously, and an abomination has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah has 6profaned the sanctuary of the LORD which He loves and has married the daughter of a foreign god.
12 "As for the man who does this, may the 7LORD cut off from the tents of Jacob everyone who awakes and answers, or who 8presents an offering to the LORD of hosts.
13 "This is another thing you do: you cover the altar of the LORD with tears, with weeping and with groaning, because He 9no longer regards the offering or accepts it with favor from your hand.
14 "Yet you say, 'For what reason *?' Because * the LORD has been a witness between you and the 10wife of your youth, against whom you have dealt 11treacherously, though she is your companion and your wife by covenant.
15 "But not one has 12done so who has a remnant of the Spirit. And what did that one do while he was seeking a 13godly offspring? Take heed then to your spirit, and let no one deal 14treacherously against the wife of your youth.
16 "For I hate 15divorce," says the LORD, the God of Israel, "and him who covers his garment with 16wrong," says the LORD of hosts. "So take heed to your spirit, that you do not deal treacherously."
17 You have 17wearied the LORD with your words. Yet you say, "How have we wearied Him?" In that you say, "18Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and He 19delights in them," or, "20Where is the God of 21justice?"
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