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Malachi 1:2-5 NAS

2 "I have 1loved you," says the LORD. But you say, "How have You loved us?" "Was not Esau Jacob's brother?" declares the LORD. "Yet I 2have loved Jacob;

References for Malachi 1:2

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

References for Malachi 1:3

4 Though Edom says, "We have been 4beaten down, but we will a5return and build up the ruins "; thus says the LORD of hosts, "They may 6build, but I will tear down; and men will call them the bwicked territory, and the people ctoward whom the LORD is indignant 7forever *."

References for Malachi 1:4

    • 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, "8The LORD dbe magnified beyond * the eborder of Israel!"

      References for Malachi 1:5

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

          Study tools for Malachi 1:2-5

          • a 1:1 - Lit "burden"
          • b 1:1 - Or "My messenger"
          • c 1:4 - Or "rebuild the ruins"
          • d 1:4 - Lit "border of wickedness"
          • e 1:4 - Or "whom the LORD has cursed"
          • f 1:5 - Or "will be great"
          • g 1:5 - Or "territory"
          • h 1:6 - Lit "fear"
          • i 1:7 - Lit "bread"
          • j 1:8 - Lit "Offer it, please"
          • k 1:9 - Lit "entreat, please"
          • l 1:9 - Lit "This has been from your hand"
          • m 1:10 - Or "doors"
          • n 1:10 - Lit "your hand"
          • o 1:13 - Lit "Behold" it is "weariness"
          • p 1:14 - Or "revered"
          • q 1:14 - Or "Gentiles"