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16 “For I hate divorce!”[a] says the Lord, the God of Israel. “To divorce your wife is to overwhelm her with cruelty,[b]” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. “So guard your heart; do not be unfaithful to your wife.”

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Footnotes

  1. 2:16a Hebrew For he hates divorcing.
  2. 2:16b Hebrew to cover one’s garment with violence.

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