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

  • David andrew
    This book of Malachi is something else....it makes me jealous for Christ and the Father. This seems to be about the latter days and the heathen nations that , even now, seem to be praising Him and His Name more so than his own people do...Me? Guilty as charged.
    If the current bunch in power do start to rebuild (which is Edomites then and now)...thus saith the Word(s) of God
  • Alex
    Jesus says how can ye being evil speak good things. There is no good fruit that can come from MAN,Only Christ can sow that good seed that will bring forth good fruit which is GOD in us,THE SON OF MAN, MEANING MANKINDS FRUIT VIA THE GOOD SEED,WHATSOEVER A MAN SOWS THAT SHALL HE REAP, CHRIST IS SOWING THE GOOD SEED THE VERY SEED OF GOD IN OUR HEARTS AND TO WHOM THE WORD CAME IT MADE THEM GODS, SORRY
  • A disciple
    "..if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? and if ye offer the lame and sick, is it not evil?" Like the man who WILL NOT go to the door and enter the right way but tries to sneak in some other way; the man who doesn't come to God through Jesus with a good and honest heart by giving account of himself as God sees him and thoroughly repents and is converted; he will be rejected as evil.
  • A disciple
    Alex; once again I guess I had some hope, where it was apparently unjustified. "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink." "A fool is wiser in his own conceits than seven men who can render him a reason." The Lord may yet have patience, and let you draw this out as long as you think it can go; but afterwards it will show by the strength of the building what were those materials.
  • Alex
    Disciple a good man is our new inner man born by his SPIRIT, His seed planted in us yields that GOODMAN WHICH IS The H.G. THAT GOODMAN HAS TO COME VIA HIS SEED WHICH IS THE LIVING WORD.NO HUMAN IS THAT GOODMAN.OUTTA THE HEARTS OF MAN PROCEEDS ALL MANNER OF EVIL THERE WAS NONE RIGHTEOUS NO NOT ONE,THERE IS NO GOOD MAN BUT GOD.TO WHOM THE WORD CAME IT MADE THEM GODS. ONLY GOD IS THAT GOOD MAN . GBU
  • A disciple
    "And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? and if ye offer the lame and sick, is it not evil?" In Matthew 23, the Lord Jesus publicly rebukes the stupidity and hypocrisy of Judaism, and thereby every man-made form of religion used instead of walking with God in truth in His Spirit in the Name of JESUS. Jesus heals the blind the lame and the sick if they will come to Him for healing.

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