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Malachi 2:13-16 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

13 And this is another thing you do: you cover the Lord’s altar with tears, with weeping and groaning, because He no longer respects your offerings or receives them gladly from your hands.

14 Yet you ask, “For what reason?” Because the Lord has been a witness between you and the wife of your youth. You have acted treacherously against her, though she was your marriage partner and your wife by covenant. 15 Didn’t the one God make us with a remnant of His life-breath? And what does the One seek?[a] A godly offspring. So watch yourselves carefully,[b] and do not act treacherously against the wife of your youth.

16 “If he hates and divorces his wife,” says the Lord God of Israel, “he[c] covers his garment with injustice,” says the Lord of Hosts. Therefore, watch yourselves carefully,[d] and do not act treacherously.

Footnotes:

  1. Malachi 2:15 Or Did the One not make them? So their flesh and spirit belong to Him, or No one who does this even has a remnant of the Spirit in him; Hb obscure
  2. Malachi 2:15 Lit So guard yourselves in your spirit
  3. Malachi 2:16 Or The Lord God of Israel says that He hates divorce and the one who
  4. Malachi 2:16 Lit Therefore, guard yourselves in your spirit

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