Malachi 1:1-6 NAS

God's Love for Jacob

1 The a1oracle of the word of the LORD to 2Israel through bMalachi.

References for Malachi 1:1

    • a 1:1 - Lit "burden"
    • b 1:1 - Or "My messenger"
      2 "I have 3loved you," says the LORD. But you say, "How have You loved us?" "Was not Esau Jacob's brother?" declares the LORD. "Yet I 4have loved Jacob;

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      3 but I have hated Esau, and I have 5made his mountains a desolation and appointed his inheritance for the jackals of the wilderness."

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      4 Though Edom says, "We have been 6beaten down, but we will c7return and build up the ruins "; thus says the LORD of hosts, "They may 8build, but I will tear down; and men will call them the dwicked territory, and the people etoward whom the LORD is indignant 9forever *."

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        • c 1:4 - Or "rebuild the ruins"
        • d 1:4 - Lit "border of wickedness"
        • e 1:4 - Or "whom the LORD has cursed"
          5 Your eyes will see this and you will say, "10The LORD fbe magnified beyond * the gborder of Israel!"

          References for Malachi 1:5

            • f 1:5 - Or "will be great"
            • g 1:5 - Or "territory"

              Sin of the Priests

              6 " 'A son 11honors his father, and a servant his master. Then if I am a 12father, where is My honor? And if I am a master, where is My hrespect?' says the LORD of hosts to you, O 13priests who despise My name. But you say, 'How have we despised Your name?'

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