Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.

Bible References

Wherefore

Malachi 1:6
“A son honors his father, and a servant his master. But if I am a father, where is My honor? And if I am a master, where is your fear of Me? says Yahweh of Hosts to you priests, who despise My name.”

Yet you ask: “How have we despised Your name?”
Malachi 3:8
“Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing Me!”

You ask: “How do we rob You?”

“By not making the payments of the tenth and the contributions.
Proverbs 30:20
This is the way of an adulteress:
she eats and wipes her mouth
and says, “I’ve done nothing wrong.”
Isaiah 58:3
“Why have we fasted, but You have not seen?
We have denied ourselves, but You haven’t noticed!”
“Look, you do as you please on the day of your fast,
and oppress all your workers.
Jeremiah 8:12
Were they ashamed when they acted so abhorrently?
They weren’t at all ashamed.
They can no longer feel humiliation.
Therefore, they will fall among the fallen.
When I punish them, they will collapse,”
says the Lord.

The lord

Malachi 3:5
“I will come to you in judgment, and I will be ready to witness against sorcerers and adulterers; against those who swear falsely; against those who oppress the widow and the fatherless, and cheat the wage earner; and against those who deny justice to the foreigner. They do not fear Me,” says the Lord of Hosts.
Genesis 31:50
If you mistreat my daughters or take other wives, though no one is with us, understand that God will be a witness between you and me.”
Judges 11:10
The elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, “The Lord is our witness if we don’t do as you say.”
1 Samuel 12:5
He said to them, “The Lord is a witness against you, and His anointed is a witness today that you haven’t found anything in my hand.”

“He is a witness,” they said.
Jeremiah 42:5
And they said to Jeremiah, “As for every word the Lord your God sends you to tell us, if we don’t act accordingly, may the Lord be a true and faithful witness against us.
Micah 1:2
Listen, all you peoples;
pay attention, earth and everyone in it!
The Lord God will be a witness against you,
the Lord, from His holy temple.

The wife

Malachi 2:15
Didn’t the one God make us with a remnant of His life-breath? And what does the One seek? A godly offspring. So watch yourselves carefully, and do not act treacherously against the wife of your youth.
Proverbs 5:18
Let your fountain be blessed,
and take pleasure in the wife of your youth.
Ecclesiastes 9:9
Enjoy life with the wife you love all the days of your fleeting life, which has been given to you under the sun, all your fleeting days. For that is your portion in life and in your struggle under the sun.
Isaiah 54:6
For the Lord has called you,
like a wife deserted and wounded in spirit,
a wife of one’s youth when she is rejected,”
says your God.

Thy companion

Genesis 2:18
Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper as his complement.”
Proverbs 2:17
who abandons the companion of her youth
and forgets the covenant of her God;
Song of Songs 1:15
M How beautiful you are, my darling.
How very beautiful!
Your eyes are doves.

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