The Bible verse that supports victims of domestic abuse – John Sandeman, Eternity News
The book of Malachi, tucked away at the end of the Old Testament, contains a gem of a verse (sentence) that gives the lie to the idea that people should not divorce but endure abuse in marriage.
Abuse campaigner Barbara Roberts has released an academic paper on this verse – and Eternity News thinks her insight is worth sharing.
Barbara Roberts is speaking up for abused partners.
She is convinced that a proper reading of Malachi 2:16 is very significant when dealing with domestic abuse. Her paper argues that the King James Version sets Bible translations on the wrong course. Instead, she reaches back to the work of Myles Coverdale, whose translations (yes more than one) of the Bible into English have been influential – especially in the Book of Psalms. …
— John Sandeman, Eternity News, Jan 5, 2021
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The Bible verse that supports victims of domestic abuse