13 And this second thing you do. You cover the Lord's altar with tears, with weeping and groaning because he no longer regards the offering or accepts it with favor from your hand.14 But you say, “Why does he not?” Because the Lordwas witness between you and the wife of your youth, to whom you have been faithless, though she is your companion and your wife by covenant.15 Did he not make them one, with a portion of the Spirit in their union?[a] And what was the one God[b] seeking?[c]Godly offspring. So guard yourselves[d] in your spirit, and let none of you be faithless to the wife of your youth.16 “For the man who does not love his wife but divorces her,[e] says the Lord, the God of Israel, covers[f] his garment with violence, says the Lord of hosts. So guard yourselves in your spirit, and do not be faithless.”
The Messenger of the Lord
17 You have wearied the Lord with your words. But you say, “How have we wearied him?” By saying, “Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the Lord, and he delights in them.” Or by asking, “Where is the God of justice?”
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