1 A prophecy: The word of the LORD to Israel through Malachi.a

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    • a 1:1 - "Malachi" means "my messenger."

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      2 “I have loved you,” says the LORD. “But you ask, ‘How have you loved us?’ “Was not Esau Jacob’s brother?” declares the LORD. “Yet I have loved Jacob,

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      3 but Esau I have hated, and I have turned his hill country into a wasteland and left his inheritance to the desert jackals.”

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      4 Edom may say, “Though we have been crushed, we will rebuild the ruins.” But this is what the LORD Almighty says: “They may build, but I will demolish. They will be called the Wicked Land, a people always under the wrath of the LORD.

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      5 You will see it with your own eyes and say, ‘Great is the LORD—even beyond the borders of Israel!’

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