Malachi 1:1-6 CSB

The Lord's Love for Israel

1 An oracle: The word of the Lord to Israel through Malachi.a

References for Malachi 1:1

    • a 1:1 - My Messenger
      2 "I have loved you,"b says the Lord. But you ask: "How have You loved us?" "Wasn't Esau Jacob's brother?" [This is] the Lord's declaration. "Even so, I loved Jacob,

      References for Malachi 1:2

        • b 1:2 - Dt 4:37; 7:6-8; 10:14-15
          3 but I hated Esau.c I turned his mountains into a wasteland, and [gave] his inheritance to the desert jackals."d

          References for Malachi 1:3

            • c 1:3 - Gn 25:23; Rm 9:10-13
            • d 1:3 - Isa 34:5-17; Jr 49:7-22; Ezk 35:1-15
              4 Though Edom says: "We have been devastated, but we will rebuilde the ruins," the Lord of Hosts says this: "They may build, but I will demolish. They will be called a wicked country and the people the Lord has cursedf forever.g

              References for Malachi 1:4

                • e 1:4 - Or will return and build
                • f 1:4 - Or Lord is angry with
                • g 1:4 - Mal 2:2; 3:9; 4:6; Isa 34:5-17
                  5 Your own eyes will see this, and you yourselves will say: The Lord is great, [even] beyondh the borders of Israel.i

                  References for Malachi 1:5

                    • h 1:5 - Or great over
                    • i 1:5 - Ps 67:1-7; 72:8-11; Ezk 39:7

                      Disobedience of the Priests

                      6 "A son honors [his] father, and a servant his master. But if I am a father, where is My honor? And if I am a master, where is [your] fear of Me?j says the Lord of Hosts to you priests, who despise My name." Yet you ask: "How have we despised Your name?"

                      References for Malachi 1:6

                        • j 1:6 - 1 Sm 2:30; Dn 5:23; Hg 1:8