Malachi 1:1-6 NLT

1 This is the messagea that the gave to Israel through the prophet Malachi.b

References for Malachi 1:1

    • 1:1 - Hebrew An Oracle: The message.
    • ಿ 1:1 - Malachi means “my messenger.”
      2 “I have always loved you,” says the . But you retort, “Really? How have you loved us?” And the replies, “This is how I showed my love for you: I loved your ancestor Jacob,
      3 but I rejected his brother, Esau, and devastated his hill country. I turned Esau’s inheritance into a desert for jackals.”
      4 Esau’s descendants in Edom may say, “We have been shattered, but we will rebuild the ruins.” But the of Heaven’s Armies replies, “They may try to rebuild, but I will demolish them again. Their country will be known as ‘The Land of Wickedness,’ and their people will be called ‘The People with Whom the Is Forever Angry.’
      5 When you see the destruction for yourselves, you will say, ‘Truly, the ’s greatness reaches far beyond Israel’s borders!’”
      6 The of Heaven’s Armies says to the priests: “A son honors his father, and a servant respects his master. If I am your father and master, where are the honor and respect I deserve? You have shown contempt for my name! “But you ask, ‘How have we ever shown contempt for your name?’