13 “This is [a]another thing you do: you cover the altar of the Lord with tears, with weeping and with groaning, because He no longer regards the [b]offering or accepts it with favor from your hand.14 Yet you say, ‘For what reason?’ Because the Lord has been a witness between you and the wife of your youth, against whom you have dealt treacherously, though she is your companion and your wife by covenant.15 [c]But not one has done so who has a remnant of the Spirit. And [d]what did that one do while he was seeking a godly [e]offspring? Take heed then to your spirit, and let no one deal treacherously against the wife of your youth.16 For [f]I hate [g]divorce,” says the Lord, the God of Israel, “and [h]him who covers his garment with [i]wrong,” says the Lord of hosts. “So take heed to your spirit, that you do not deal treacherously.”
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