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;
3 but I have hated Esau, and I have 3made his mountains a desolation and appointed his inheritance for the jackals of the wilderness."
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 *."
5 Your eyes will see this and you will say, "8The LORD dbe magnified beyond * the eborder of Israel!"