Malachi 1:3

“And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And I hated Esau, and layde his mountaines, and his heritage waste, for the dragons of the wildernesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

but I have hated Esau, and I have made his mountains a desolation and {appointed} his inheritance for the jackals of the wilderness."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but Esau I hated, and made his mountains a desolation, and `gave' his heritage to the jackals of the wilderness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Esau was hated, and I sent destruction on his mountains, and gave his heritage to the beasts of the waste land.
- Basic English Bible

and I hated Esau; and made his mountains a desolation, and [gave] his inheritance to the jackals of the wilderness.
- Darby Bible

And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.
- Webster's Bible

but Esau I hated, and made his mountains a desolation, and gave his heritage to the jackals of the wilderness."
- World English Bible

Is not Esau Jacob's brother? -- an affirmation of Jehovah, And I love Jacob, and Esau I have hated, And I make his mountains a desolation, And his inheritance for dragons of a wilderness.
- Youngs Literal Bible

But Esau I hated, and made his mountains a desolation, and gave his heritage to the jackals of the wilderness.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Malachi 1:3


1:3 I hated - I loved not Esau's posterity as I loved Jacob's. His heritage - Mount Seir with the neighbouring mountains. Waste - By Nebuchadnezzar's arms five years after the sacking of Jerusalem, and whereas Jacob's captivity returned, and their cities were rebuilt, Esau's never were. The dragons - Creatures which delight in desolate places, by which the utter desolation of Esau is signified.


Discussion for Malachi 1

  • George
    WE ARE TOLD MALACHI WAS THE FIRST MASTER OF THE BUILDERS OF THE SECOND TEMPLE OR COMMONLY CALLED THE RE-BUILDING OF THE DESTROYED KING SOLOMON'S TEMPLE. ANY IDEA WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT?
  • Darrell R Brock
    What does God require? Daily reading and mindful of his word; the beginning and Glory of his namesake of which we are now the Sons of God in Christ. An empty vessal filled with his gift, third Trinity of the Godhead the mind of Christ. Whole.
  • Charles fiorucci
    you are deceived Scott Anderson the roman catholic church is a false
    religious system. repent receive the lord Jesus Christ alone for your
    eternal salvation. john 3-3 unless a man is born again
    he cannot enter the kingdom of GOD. ICOR6-9 READ IT, JOHN14-6
    ACTS 4-12, ROMANS 6-23, ROMANS 10-9-11
  • Scott Anderson for verse 11
    This prophecy has been fulfilled. The Roman Catholic Church has been offering the Body and Blood of Christ, the only acceptable sacrifice for almost 2000 years.
  • Rich
    The cattle rancher that brought a blind lamb to the priest is saying "this is the best God has given me ". The priest did not reject the offering saying "are all your lambs blind, I don 't think so, go back and bring your best "., this priest is then more to be condemned than the rancher, the priest should teach the truth. The fact of the matter is the priest is an unbeliever, he does not believe God sees, or knows or cares. Further, he really wants the sacrifices for himself.
  • Shirley johnson
    GOD is to be honored in everything that we do as christans.He wants us to give Him our best and not take His favor and His mercy that He has so richly bestowed upon us.I thank God for having mercy upon us and giving us of His best,HIS SON JESUS CHRIST.

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