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Malachi 2:16 English Standard Version Anglicised (ESVUK)

16 “For the man who does not love his wife but divorces her,[a] says the Lord, the God of Israel, covers[b] his garment with violence, says the Lord of hosts. So guard yourselves in your spirit, and do not be faithless.”


  1. Malachi 2:16 Hebrew who hates and divorces
  2. Malachi 2:16 Probable meaning (compare Septuagint and Deuteronomy 24:1-4); or “The Lord, the God of Israel, says that he hates divorce, and him who covers
English Standard Version Anglicised (ESVUK)

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Malachi 2:16 The Message (MSG)

16 “I hate divorce,” says the God of Israel. God-of-the-Angel-Armies says, “I hate the violent dismembering of the ‘one flesh’ of marriage.” So watch yourselves. Don’t let your guard down. Don’t cheat.

The Message (MSG)

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