Malachi Chapter 2
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1 He sharpely reprooueth the Priests for neglecting their couenant. 11 and the people for idolatrie, 14 for adulterie, 17 and for infidelitie.
2 If ye will not heare, and if yee will not lay it to heart, to giue glory vnto my name, saith the Lord of hostes; I will euen send a curse vpon you, and will curse your blessings: yea, I haue cursed them already, because yee doe not lay it to heart.2
11 ¶ Iudah hath dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Ierusalem: for Iudah hath prophaned the holinesse of the Lord which he loued, and hath maried the daughter of a strange God.11
13 And this haue yee done againe, couering the Altar of the Lord with teares, with weeping and with crying out, in so much that hee regardeth not the offering any more, or receiueth it with good will at your hand.
14 ¶ Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the Lord hath bene witnes betweene thee and the wife of thy youth, against whome thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy couenant.
15 And did not he make one? yet had he the residue of the spirit: and wherefore one? that hee might seeke a godly seed: therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deale treacherously against the wife of his youth.15
16 For the Lord the God of Israel saith, that he hateth putting away: for one couereth violence with his garment, saith the Lord of hosts, therfore take heed to your spirit, that ye deale not treacherously.16
17 ¶ Ye haue wearied the Lord with your words: yet ye say, Wherein haue we wearied him? when ye say, Euery one that doeth euill, is good in the sight of the Lord, and he delighteth in them, or where is the God of iudgement?
Malachi Chapter 2 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
2 Leuit.26. 14. deut.28 15.
3 Or, reproue. , Heb. scatter. , Or, it shall take you away to it.
8 Or, fall in the law.
9 Or, lifted vp the face against. Heb. accepted faces.
11 Or, ought to loue.
12 Or, him that waketh and him that answereth.
15 Or, excellencie. , Heb. a seed of God. , Or, vnfaithfully.
16 Or, if hee hate her, put her away. , Heb. to put away.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania
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