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,
References for Malachi 1:2
but I rejected Esau. I turned Esau's mountains into desolation, his inheritance into a wilderness for jackals.
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.
Your eyes will see it and you will say, "May the LORD be great beyond the borders of Israel."