Malachi 1:1-5View Full Chapter
1A prophecy: The word of the LORD to Israel through Malachi.
Israel Doubts God’s Love 2“I have loved you,” says the LORD . “But you ask, ‘How have you loved us?’ “Was not Esau Jacob’s brother?” declares the LORD . “Yet I have loved Jacob,
3but Esau I have hated, and I have turned his hill country into a wasteland and left his inheritance to the desert jackals.”
4Edom may say, “Though we have been crushed, we will rebuild the ruins.” But this is what the LORD Almighty says: “They may build, but I will demolish. They will be called the Wicked Land, a people always under the wrath of the LORD .
5You will see it with your own eyes and say, ‘Great is the LORD —even beyond the borders of Israel!’