Judah Profaned the Covenant

Malachi 2

10 p Have we not all one Father?
q Has not one God created us?
Why do we deal treacherously with one another
By profaning the covenant of the fathers?
11 Judah has dealt treacherously,
And an abomination has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem,
For Judah has r profaned
The LORD's holy institution which He loves:
He has married the daughter of a foreign god.
12 May the LORD cut off from the tents of Jacob
The man who does this, being 1 awake and aware,
Yet s who brings an offering to the LORD of hosts!

13 And this is the second thing you do:
You cover the altar of the LORD with tears,
With weeping and crying;
So He does not regard the offering anymore,
Nor receive it with goodwill from your hands.
14 Yet you say, "For what reason?"
Because the LORD has been witness
Between you and t the wife of your youth,
With whom you have dealt treacherously;
u Yet she is your companion
And your wife by covenant.
15 But v did He not make them one,
Having a remnant of the Spirit?
And why one?
He seeks w godly offspring.
Therefore take heed to your spirit,
And let none deal treacherously with the wife of his youth.
16 "For x the LORD God of Israel says
That He hates divorce,
For it covers one's garment with violence,"
Says the LORD of hosts.
"Therefore take heed to your spirit,
That you do not deal treacherously."

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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