Malachi 1:1-5

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1A prophecy: The word of the LORD to Israel through Malachi. Malachi means my messenger.

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!’