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“And in turn I have made you despised and humbled before all the people, inasmuch as you are not keeping[a] my way, but are favoring your own instruction.”[b]

Yahweh Hates Faithlessness

10 Do we not all have[c] one father? Has not one God created us? Why then are we unfaithful to one another,[d] profaning the covenant of our ancestors?[e] 11 Judah has been faithless, and a detestable thing has been done in Israel and in Jerusalem. Judah has profaned the sanctuary of Yahweh which he loves, and has married the daughter of a foreign[f] god.

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  1. Malachi 2:9 Or “observing”
  2. Malachi 2:9 Literally “lifting faces in the instruction/law”
  3. Malachi 2:10 Literally “Is for all of us not”
  4. Malachi 2:10 Literally “each man to his brother”
  5. Malachi 2:10 Or “fathers”
  6. Malachi 2:11 Or “pagan”