Therefore have I also made you to be despised, and vile before all the people, because ye kept not my ways, but have been partial in the Law.

10 Have we not all one [a]father? hath not one God made us? why do we transgress everyone against his brother, and break the covenant of [b]our fathers?

11 Judah hath transgressed, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem: for Israel hath defiled the holiness of the Lord, which he loved, and hath married the [c]daughter of a strange god.

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Footnotes

  1. Malachi 2:10 The Prophet accuseth the ingratitude of the Jews toward God and man: for seeing they were all born of one father Abraham, and God had elected them to be his holy people, they ought neither to offend God nor their brethren.
  2. Malachi 2:10 Whereby they had bound themselves to God to be an holy people.
  3. Malachi 2:11 They have joined themselves in marriage with them that are of another religion.