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Malachi 1:1-5 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The oracle of the word of the LORD to Israel through Malachi. 1 An oracle: The word of the LORD to Israel through Malachi.
2 "I have loved you," says the LORD . But you say, "How have You loved us?" "Was not Esau Jacob's brother?" declares the LORD . "Yet I have loved Jacob; 2 "I have loved you," says the LORD. "But you ask, 'How have you loved us?' "Was not Esau Jacob's brother?" the LORD says. "Yet I have loved Jacob,
3 but I have hated Esau, and I have made his mountains a desolation and appointed his inheritance for the jackals of the wilderness." 3 but Esau I have hated, and I have turned his mountains into a wasteland and left his inheritance to the desert jackals."
4 Though Edom says, "We have been beaten down, but we will return and build up the ruins "; thus says the LORD of hosts, "They may build, but I will tear down; and men will call them the wicked territory, and the people toward whom the LORD is indignant forever ." 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.
5 Your eyes will see this and you will say, "The LORD be magnified beyond the border of Israel!" 5 You will see it with your own eyes and say, 'Great is the LORD--even beyond the borders of Israel!'