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

  • 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?" How is it that so many fancy themselves saved Christians, yet have no idea or care about God's absolute hatred and intolerance of sin and uncleanness? And if any rebuke the sin and protest to them out of the Scriptures, they cry out in self defense, You're full of pride! You're so mean!
  • BSP
    Verse 8: They were not giving God their best. In order for our sacrifices to be pleasing to God, we must give him our best.
  • Innocent
    hello pl pl i need bible references on malachi1 from verse 1 to 14
  • Shawn
    Malachi 1:4
    “Whereas Edom saith, We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places; thus saith the LORD of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down; and they shall call them, The border of wickedness, and, The people against whom the LORD hath indignation for ever.”

    YOU NEED TO BE TRUTHFUL WITH YOURSELF AND DETERMINE WHO ARE EDOMITES TODAY
  • Shawn
    Exodus 2:25
    “And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.”
    2 Kings 13:23
    “And the LORD was gracious unto them, and had compassion on them, and had respect unto them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them, neither cast he them from his presence as yet.”
  • Irene123
    V.11 - " ... and in every place incense will be offered unto my name ... " refers to the PRAYERS of the saints (ordinary Christians) not stone and wood 'saints'.

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