The Lord's Love for Israel

Malachi 1

1 The 1 burden of the word of the LORD to Israel 2 by Malachi.

2 "I a have loved you," says the LORD.
"Yet you say, 'In what way have You loved us?'
Was not Esau Jacob's brother?"
Says the LORD.
"Yet b Jacob I have loved;
3 But Esau I have hated,
And c laid waste his mountains and his heritage
For the jackals of the wilderness."
4 Even though Edom has said,
"We have been impoverished,
But we will return and build the desolate places,"
Thus says the LORD of hosts:
"They may build, but I will d throw down;
They shall be called the Territory of Wickedness,
And the people against whom the LORD will have indignation forever.
5 Your eyes shall see,
And you shall say,
e 'The LORD is magnified beyond the border of Israel.'

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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