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How do you think Malachi 2:15 should literally be translated?

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Modern Hebrew
ולא־אחד עשה ושאר
רוח לו ומה האחד
מבקש זרע אלהים
ונשמרתם ברוחכם
ובאשת נעוריך
אל־יבגד׃

Paleo-Hebrew (Before 585 B.C.)
2:15  
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Hebrew Transliterated
2:15 VL'a-'aChD 'yShH VSh'aUr UrVCh LV VMH H'aChD MBQSh ZUr'y 'aLHYM VNShMUrThM BUrVChKM VB'aShTh N'yVUrYK 'aL-YBGD.

 

Latin Vulgate
2:15 nonne unus fecit et residuum spiritus eius est et quid unus quaerit nisi semen Dei custodite ergo spiritum vestrum et uxorem adulescentiae tuae noli despicere

 

King James Version
2:15 And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore 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.

 

American Standard Version
2:15 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.

 

Bible in Basic English
2:15 ... So give thought to your spirit, and let no one be false to the wife of his early years.

 

Darby's English Translation
2:15 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,

 

Douay Rheims Bible
2:15 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.

 

Noah Webster Bible
2:15 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.

 

World English Bible
2:15 Did he not make one, although he had the residue of the Spirit? Why one? He sought a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.

 

Young's Literal Translation
2:15 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.

Source: http://www.hebrewoldtestament.com/B39C002.htm

 

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