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Malachi 1:2

Overview - Malachi 1
Malachi complains of Israel's unkindness;
of their irreligiousness and profaneness.
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Malachi 1:2  (King James Version)
I have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith the LORD: yet I loved Jacob,
 


I have
The prophet shows in these verses (ver. 2-5) how much Jacob and the Israelites were favoured by Jehovah, more than Esau and the Edomites. Through every period of the history of Jacob's posterity, they could not deny that God had remarkably appeared on their behalf; but he had rendered the heritage of Esau's descendants, by wars and various other means, barren and waste for ever.
Deuteronomy 7:6-8 ; 10:15 32:8-14 Isaiah 41:8 Isaiah 41:9 ; 43:4 Jeremiah 31:3 ; Romans 11:28 Romans 11:29

Wherein
Malachi 1:6 Malachi 1:7 ; 2:17 Malachi 3:7 Malachi 3:8 Malachi 3:13 Malachi 3:14 Jeremiah 2:5 Jeremiah 2:31 ; Luke 10:29

yet I
Genesis 25:23 ; Genesis 27:27-30 Genesis 27:33 Genesis 28:3 Genesis 28:4 Genesis 28:13 Genesis 28:14 32:28-30 48:4 Romans 9:10-13
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