Malachi 1:2-5 (Common English Bible)

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Love of Jacob

2 I have loved you, says the LORD; but you say, "How have you loved us?" Wasn't Esau Jacob's brother? says the LORD. I loved Jacob, 3 but I rejected Esau. I turned Esau's mountains into desolation, his inheritance into a wilderness for jackals. 4 Edom may say, "We are beaten down, but we will rebuild the ruins"; but the LORD of heavenly forces proclaims: They may build, but I will tear them down. They will call themselves a wicked territory, the people against whom the LORD rages forever. 5 Your eyes will see it and you will say, "May the LORD be great beyond the borders of Israel."
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