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 1:3

  • You would have to know the character of this individual. Esau hated his birthright and God knew it. Esau only thought of himself. He didn't care about what the Father cared about. Flesh was his problem. What would you sell your birthright for or your soul? Your heritage is eternal life through Christ Jesus.

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