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10 pHave we not all one Father?
qHas not one God created us?
Why do we deal treacherously with one another
By profaning the covenant of the fathers?
And an abomination has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem,
For Judah has rprofaned
The Lord’s holy institution which He loves:
He has married the daughter of a foreign god.
The man who does this, being 4awake and aware,
Yet swho brings an offering to the Lord of hosts!
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.
Because the Lord has been witness
Between you and tthe wife of your youth,
With whom you have dealt treacherously;
uYet she is your companion
And your wife by covenant.
15 But vdid He not make them one,
Having a remnant of the Spirit?
And why one?
He seeks wgodly offspring.
“Therefore take heed to your spirit,
And let none deal treacherously with the wife of his youth.
16 “For xthe 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.”
17 yYou have wearied the Lord with your words;
“Yet you say,
“In what way have we wearied Him?”
In that you say,
z“Everyone who does evil
Is good in the sight of the Lord,
And He delights in them,”
Or, “Where is the God of justice?”
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