2 “I have lovedc you,” says the Lord.
“But you ask,d ‘How have you loved us?’
“Was not Esau Jacob’s brother?” declares the Lord. “Yet I have loved Jacob,e 3 but Esau I have hated,f and I have turned his hill country into a wastelandg and left his inheritance to the desert jackals.h”
But this is what the Lord Almighty says: “They may build, but I will demolish.k They will be called the Wicked Land, a people always under the wrath of the Lord.l 5 You will see it with your own eyes and say, ‘Greatm is the Lord—even beyond the borders of Israel!’n
Malachi means my messenger.
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