13 As a father has compassion(A) on his children,
    so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;

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16 But you are our Father,(A)
    though Abraham does not know us
    or Israel acknowledge(B) us;
you, Lord, are our Father,
    our Redeemer(C) from of old is your name.

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Have you not just called to me:
    ‘My Father,(A) my friend from my youth,(B)

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19 “I myself said,

“‘How gladly would I treat you like my children
    and give you a pleasant land,(A)
    the most beautiful inheritance(B) of any nation.’
I thought you would call me ‘Father’(C)
    and not turn away from following me.

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Breaking Covenant Through Blemished Sacrifices

“A son honors his father,(A) and a slave his master.(B) If I am a father, where is the honor due me? If I am a master, where is the respect(C) due me?” says the Lord Almighty.(D)

“It is you priests who show contempt for my name.

“But you ask,(E) ‘How have we shown contempt for your name?’

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Breaking Covenant Through Divorce

10 Do we not all have one Father[a]?(A) Did not one God create us?(B) Why do we profane the covenant(C) of our ancestors by being unfaithful(D) to one another?

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  1. Malachi 2:10 Or father

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