Malachi 1:2-5 CSB

2 "I have loved you,"a 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.b I turned his mountains into a wasteland, and [gave] his inheritance to the desert jackals."c

      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 rebuildd 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 cursede forever.f

          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] beyondg the borders of Israel.h

              References for Malachi 1:5

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