Malachi 2:10–17


10 Don’t all of us have one Father?e Didn’t one God create us?f Why then do we act treacherously against one another,g profaningh the covenant of our ancestors?i 11 Judah has acted treacherously, and a detestablej act has been done in Israel and in Jerusalem. For Judah has profanedk the Lord’s sanctuary,B,l which he loves,m and has married the daughter of a foreign god.C,n 12 May the Lord cut offo from the tents of Jacob the man who does this, whoever he may be,D,p even if he presents an offering to the Lord of Armies.

13 This is another thing you do. You are covering the Lord’s altar with tears, with weeping and groaning,q because he no longer respects your offerings or receives them gladly from your hands.r

14 And you ask, “Why?” Because even though the Lord has been a witnesss between you and the wife of your youth,t you have acted treacherously against her. She was your marriage partneru and your wife by covenant.v 15 Didn’t God make them one and give them a portion of spirit? What is the one seeking?D Godly offspring. So watch yourselves carefully,E,w so that no one acts treacherously against the wife of hisF youth.

16 “If he hatesx and divorces his wife,”y says the Lord God of Israel, “heG covers his garment with injustice,”z says the Lord of Armies. Therefore, watch yourselves carefully,H and do not act treacherously.


17 You have wearied the Lordaa with your words.

Yet you ask, “How have we wearied him?”

When you say, “Everyone who does what is evil is good in the Lord’s sight, and he is delighted with them,ab or else where is the God of justice?”ac

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