Puritan Board Freshman
Hello, I was talking with some fellow believers today and we got on the discussion of Malachi 2:16 and what is the correct reading? I happen to prefer the NKJV rendering which reads, "For 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." The newer translations seem to place the verb hate on the one committing the divorce. The Holman reads, "If he hates and divorces his wife, says the Lord God of Israel, he covers his garment with injustice, says the Lord of Hosts. Therefore, watch yourselves carefully and do not act treacherously. I have read different commentaries and study bibles, and there seems to be a split, just curious if anyone has more insight or have made peace with a certain rendering. I read the past post and found one from 2005, but nothing else. Thanks for any feed back.