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The Holman Christian Standard Bible

Malachi 2:14–16

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14 Yet you ask, “For what reason?” Because the Lord has been a witness s between you and the wife of your youth. t You have acted treacherously against her, though she was your marriage partner u and your wife by covenant. v 15 Didn’t the one God make us with a remnant of His life-breath? And what does the One seek? w A godly * offspring. So watch yourselves carefully, x y and do not act treacherously against the wife of your youth.

16 “If he hates z and divorces his wife, a” says the Lord God of Israel, “he b covers his garment with injustice,” c says the Lord of Hosts. Therefore, watch yourselves carefully, d and do not act treacherously.

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2:15 Or Did the One not make them? So their flesh and spirit belong to Him, or No one who does this even has a remnant of the Spirit in him; Hb obscure

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2:15 * So guard yourselves in your spirit

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2:16 Or The Lord God of Israel says that He hates divorce and the one who

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2:16 * Therefore, guard yourselves in your spirit