Malachi 2:15
Good News Translation
Didn't God make you one body and spirit with her? What was his purpose in this? It was that you should have children who are truly God's people. So make sure that none of you breaks his promise to his wife.

Contemporary English Version
Didn't God create you and your wife to become like one person? And why did he do this? It was so you would have children, and then lead them to become God's people. Don't ever be unfaithful to your wife.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Did not one make her, and she is the residue of his spirit? And what doth one seek, but the seed of God? Keep then your spirit, and despise not the wife of thy youth.

New American Bible
Did he not make them one, with flesh and spirit? And what does the One require? Godly offspring! You should be on guard, then, for your life, and do not break faith with the wife of your youth.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Did not one make her, and she is the residue of his spirit? And what doth one seek, but the seed of God? Keep then your spirit, and despise not the wife of thy youth.

did.

Genesis 1:27 And God created man to his own image: to the image of God he created him: male and female he created them.

Genesis 2:20-24 And Adam called all the beasts by their names, and all the fowls of the air, and all the cattle of the field: but for Adam there was not found a helper like himself. . . .

Matthew 19:4-6 Who answering, said to them: Have ye not read, that he who made man from the beginning, made them male and female? And he said: . . .

Mark 10:6-8 But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female. . . .

1 Corinthians 7:2 But for fear of fornication, let every man have his own wife: and let every woman have her own husband.

residue.

Genesis 2:7 And the Lord God formed man of the slime of the earth: and breathed into his face the breath of life, and man became a living soul.

Job 27:3 As long as breath remaineth in me, and the spirit of God in my nostrils,

Ecclesiastes 12:7 And the dust return into its earth, from whence it was, and the spirit return to God, who gave it.

John 20:22 When he had said this, he breathed on them; and he said to them: Receive ye the Holy Ghost.

That he.

Genesis 24:3-7,44 That I may make thee swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and earth, that thou take not a wife for my son, of the daughters of the Chanaanites, among whom I dwell: . . .

Genesis 26:34,35 And Esau being forty years old, married wives, Judith, the daughter of Beeri, the Hethite, and Basemath, the daughter of Elon, of the same place. . . .

Genesis 27:46 And Rebecca said to Isaac: I am weary of my life, because of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the stock of this land, I choose not to live.

Genesis 28:2-4 But go, and take a journey to Mesopotamia of Syria, to the house of Bathuel, thy mother's father, and take thee a wife thence of the daughters of Laban, thy uncle. . . .

Deuteronomy 7:4 For she will turn away thy son from following me, that he may rather serve strange gods, and the wrath of the Lord will be kindled, and will quickly destroy thee.

Ezra 9:4 And there were assembled to me all that feared the God of Israel, because of the transgression of those that were come from the captivity, and I sat sorrowful, until the evening sacrifice.

Nehemiah 13:24 And their children spoke half in the speech of Azotus, and could not speak the Jews' language, but they spoke according to the language of this and that people.

Jeremiah 2:21 Yet, I planted thee a chosen vineyard, all true seed: how then art thou turned unto me into that which is good for nothing, O strange vineyard?

1 Corinthians 7:14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the believing wife: and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the believing husband. Otherwise your children should be unclean: but now they are holy.

Ephesians 6:4 And you, fathers, provoke not your children to anger: but bring them up in the discipline and correction of the Lord.

1 Timothy 3:4,5,11,12 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all chastity. . . .

Titus 1:6 If any be without crime, the husband of one wife. having faithful children, not accused of riot or unruly.

godly seed.

Genesis 6:2 The sons of God seeing the daughters of men, that they were fair, took to themselves wives of all which they chose.

Hosea 1:10 And the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, that is without measure, and shall not be numbered. And it shall be in the place where it shall be said to them: You are not my people: it shall be said to them: Ye are the sons of the living God.

Acts 3:25 You are the children of the prophets and of the testament which God made to our fathers, saying to Abraham: And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.

2 Corinthians 6:18 And I will receive you. And will be a Father to you: and you shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

take.

Malachi 2:14 And you have said: For what cause? Because the Lord hath been witness between thee, and the wife of thy youth, whom thou hast despised: yet she was thy partner, and the wife of thy covenant.

Proverbs 4:23 Remove from thee a froward mouth, and let detracting lips be far from thee.

Proverbs 6:25 For the price of a harlot is scarce one loaf: but the woman catcheth the precious soul of a man.

Proverbs 7:25 For she hath cast down many wounded, and the strongest have been slain by her.

Matthew 5:28,29 But I say to you, that whosoever shall look on a woman to lust after her, hath already committed adultery with her in his heart. . . .

Matthew 15:19 For from the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false testimonies, blasphemies.

James 1:14,15 But every man is tempted by his own concupiscence, being drawn away and allured. . . .

treacherously.

Context
Judah's Unfaithfulness
14And you have said: For what cause? Because the Lord hath been witness between thee, and the wife of thy youth, whom thou hast despised: yet she was thy partner, and the wife of thy covenant. 15Did not one make her, and she is the residue of his spirit? And what doth one seek, but the seed of God? Keep then your spirit, and despise not the wife of thy youth.16When thou shalt hate her put her away, saith the Lord, the God of Israel: but iniquity shalt cover his garment, saith the Lord of hosts, keep your spirit, and despise not.…
Cross References
Matthew 19:4
Who answering, said to them: Have ye not read, that he who made man from the beginning, made them male and female? And he said:

Matthew 19:5
For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they two shall be in one flesh.

1 Corinthians 7:14
For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the believing wife: and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the believing husband. Otherwise your children should be unclean: but now they are holy.

Genesis 2:24
Wherefore a man shall leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they shall be two in one flesh.

Exodus 20:14
Thou shalt not commit adultery.

Leviticus 20:10
If any man commit adultery with the wife of another, and defile his neighbour's wife: let them be put to death, both the adulterer and the adulteress.

Ruth 4:12
And that the house may be, as the house of Phares, whom Thamar bore unto Juda, of the seed which the Lord shall give thee of this young woman.

1 Samuel 2:20
And Heli blessed Elcana and his wife: and he said to him: The Lord give thee seed of this woman, for the loan thou hast lent to the Lord. And they went to their own home.

Proverbs 2:17
And hath forgotten the covenant of her God: for her house inclineth unto death, and her paths to hell.

Additional Translations
Has not the LORD made them one, having a portion of the Spirit? And why one? Because He seeks godly offspring. Therefore guard yourselves in your spirit and do not break faith with the wife of your youth.And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And why one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.

And did he not make one, although he had the residue of the Spirit? And wherefore one? He sought a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.

And did he not do well? and there was the residue of his spirit. But ye said, What does God seek but a seed? But take ye heed to your spirit, and forsake not the wife of thy youth.

And did not one make [them]? and the remnant of the Spirit was his. And wherefore the one? He sought a seed of God. Take heed then to your spirit, and let none deal unfaithfully against the wife of his youth,

And did he not make one, although he had the residue of the spirit? And wherefore one? He sought a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.

And did he not make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And why one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.

Did he not make you one, although he had the residue of the Spirit? Why one? He sought a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let no one deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.

And He did not make one only, And He hath the remnant of the Spirit. And what is the one alone! He is seeking a godly seed. And ye have been watchful over your spirit, And with the wife of thy youth, None doth deal treacherously.
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