New Living Translation
"For I hate divorce!" says the LORD, the God of Israel. "To divorce your wife is to overwhelm her with cruelty," says the LORD of Heaven's Armies. "So guard your heart; do not be unfaithful to your wife."
King James Bible
For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.
Darby Bible Translation
(for I hate putting away, saith Jehovah the God of Israel;) and he covereth with violence his garment, saith Jehovah of hosts: take heed then to your spirit, that ye deal not unfaithfully.
World English Bible
For I hate divorce," says Yahweh, the God of Israel, "and him who covers his garment with violence!" says Yahweh of Armies. "Therefore take heed to your spirit, that you don't deal treacherously.
Young's Literal Translation
For I hate sending away, said Jehovah, God of Israel, And He who hath covered violence with his clothing, said Jehovah of Hosts, And ye have been watchful over your spirit, And ye do not deal treacherously.
Malachi 2:16 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:16 Putting away - Divorce, such as these petulant Jews used to make way for some new wives, which God hates as much as putting away.
LibraryWhether it is Fitting that Christ Should be a Priest?
Objection 1: It would seem unfitting that Christ should be a priest. For a priest is less than an angel; whence it is written (Zech. 3:1): "The Lord showed me the high-priest standing before the angel of the Lord." But Christ is greater than the angels, according to Heb. 1:4: "Being made so much better than the angels, as He hath inherited a more excellent name than they." Therefore it is unfitting that Christ should be a priest. Objection 2: Further, things which were in the Old Testament were figures …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Whether Knowledge of all Holy Writ is Required?
A Dialogue with God
"You have heard the law that says, 'A man can divorce his wife by merely giving her a written notice of divorce.'
Since they are no longer two but one, let no one split apart what God has joined together."
1 Corinthians 7:10
But for those who are married, I have a command that comes not from me, but from the Lord. A wife must not leave her husband.
"Suppose a man marries a woman but she does not please him. Having discovered something wrong with her, he writes her a letter of divorce, hands it to her, and sends her away from his house.
They wear pride like a jeweled necklace and clothe themselves with cruelty.
Their webs can't be made into clothing, and nothing they do is productive. All their activity is filled with sin, and violence is their trademark.
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