2 “I ahave loved you,” says the Lord.
“Yet you say, ‘In what way have You loved us?’
Was not Esau Jacob’s brother?”
Says the Lord.
“Yet bJacob I have loved;
And claid waste his mountains and his heritage
For the jackals of the wilderness.”
“We have been impoverished,
But we will return and build the desolate places,”
Thus says the Lord of hosts:
“They may build, but I will dthrow down;
They shall be called the Territory of Wickedness,
And the people against whom the Lord will have indignation forever.
And you shall say,
e‘The Lord is magnified beyond the border of Israel.’
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