Malachi 1:1-7 NRS

1 An oracle. The word of the Lord to Israel by Malachi. a

References for Malachi 1:1

    • a 1:1 - Or [by my messenger]
      2 I have loved you, says the Lord. But you say, "How have you loved us?" Is not Esau Jacob's brother? says the Lord. Yet I have loved Jacob
      3 but I have hated Esau; I have made his hill country a desolation and his heritage a desert for jackals.
      4 If Edom says, "We are shattered but we will rebuild the ruins," the Lord of hosts says: They may build, but I will tear down, until they are called the wicked country, the people with whom the Lord is angry forever.
      5 Your own eyes shall see this, and you shall say, "Great is the Lord beyond the borders of Israel!"
      6 A son honors his father, and servants their master. If then I am a father, where is the honor due me? And if I am a master, where is the respect due me? says the Lord of hosts to you, O priests, who despise my name. You say, "How have we despised your name?"
      7 By offering polluted food on my altar. And you say, "How have we polluted it?" b By thinking that the Lord's table may be despised.

      References for Malachi 1:7

        • b 1:7 - Gk: Heb [you]