Malachi 1:2

“I have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith the LORD: yet I loved Jacob,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I haue loued you, sayth the Lord: yet yee say, Wherein hast thou loued vs? was not Esau Iacobs brother, sayth the Lord ? yet I loued Iacob,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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;"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I have loved you, saith Jehovah. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother, saith Jehovah: yet I loved Jacob;
- American Standard Version (1901)

You have been loved by me, says the Lord. But you say, Where was your love for us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? says the Lord: but Jacob was loved by me,
- Basic English Bible

I have loved you, saith Jehovah; but ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith Jehovah, and I loved Jacob,
- Darby Bible

I have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, In what hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith the LORD: yet I loved Jacob,
- Webster's Bible

I have loved you, says Yahweh. Yet you say, "How have you loved us?" "Wasn't Esau Jacob's brother?" says Yahweh, "Yet I loved Jacob;
- World English Bible

I have loved you, said Jehovah, And ye have said, `In what hast Thou loved us?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

I have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say: 'Wherein hast Thou loved us?' Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith the LORD; yet I loved Jacob;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Malachi 1:2


1:2 Loved you - Both personally considered and relatively, in progenitors. Us - Who have been captives, and groaned under it all our days 'till of late. Was not Esau - Did not one father beget them, and one mother bear them? I loved Jacob - I preferred him to the birthright, and this of free love. I loved his person, and his posterity.


Discussion for Malachi 1

  • Pastor Goodluck Christopher
    God is not a respecter of any man, but he had respect to them that love him. He had respect to Noah's sacrifice and Abel.
  • Bruce
    Landon:No man can come to Christ except the Father draw him:John6:44 He is faithful to forgive--1John1:9. He will baptize with the Holy Ghost and fire: Matthew3:11. Without Him we are dead, we can do nothing! We can only show true love and forgiveness when he lives within us.
    More are going to hell then to heaven! 2 ways:Matthew7:13-14.
    Revelations20:15 To late!
    Name written in glory:"yours"?
  • Landon
    the first thing you need to do Is want forgiveness and be willing to forgive those who have hurt you as well this goes hand in hand then out loud or in your head use the lords prayer and believe you received as well as you gave the very same forgiveness and you can begin learning the word agape which means unconditional love at least this is what I understand the bible is the knowledge.
  • Bruce
    123: in the river of life are many joys and heartbreaks One will stand on shore calling, come here, peace and safety, there's a waterfall ahead! There's a point He will stop calling no one will Jump in, you're going to die!
    The Lord will call.John6:44, when He is near call Isaiah55:6, ask forgiveness 1John 1:9. You will know! "YOU WILLKNOW"!!! llCorinthians5:17. Revelations 20.15-- lake of fire!
  • Dave
    Confess with your mouth , and believe in thine heart that God Hath raised Him(Jesus) from the dead and thou shalt be saved
  • Irene123
    To Ch. Fiorruci - how do I receive the Lord Jesus Christ for my eternal salvation? What do I need to do?

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