Malachi 1:2
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New International Version
"I have loved you," says the LORD. "But you ask, 'How have you loved us?' "Was not Esau Jacob's brother?" declares the LORD. "Yet I have loved Jacob,

New Living Translation
"I have always loved you," says the LORD. But you retort, "Really? How have you loved us?" And the LORD replies, "This is how I showed my love for you: I loved your ancestor Jacob,

English Standard Version
“I have loved you,” says the LORD. But you say, “How have you loved us?” “Is not Esau Jacob’s brother?” declares the LORD. “Yet I have loved Jacob

New American Standard Bible
"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;

King James 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,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have loved you," says the LORD. But you ask: "How have You loved us?"" Wasn't Esau Jacob's brother?" This is the LORD's declaration. "Even so, I loved Jacob,

International Standard Version
"I've loved you," says the LORD. "But you ask, 'How have you loved us?' "Was not Esau Jacob's brother?" declares the LORD, "yet I loved Jacob,

NET Bible
"I have shown love to you," says the LORD, but you say, "How have you shown love to us?" "Esau was Jacob's brother," the LORD explains, "yet I chose Jacob

New Heart English Bible
"I have loved you," says the LORD. Yet you say, "How have you loved us?" "Wasn't Esau Jacob's brother?" says the LORD, "Yet I loved Jacob;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I loved you," says the LORD. "But you ask, 'How did you love us?' "Wasn't Esau Jacob's brother?" declares the LORD. "I loved Jacob,

JPS Tanakh 1917
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;

New American Standard 1977
“I have loved you,” says the LORD. But you say, “How hast Thou loved us?” “Was not Esau Jacob’s brother?” declares the LORD. “Yet I have loved Jacob;

Jubilee Bible 2000
I have loved you, said the LORD. Yet ye say, In what hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? said the LORD; yet I loved Jacob,

King James 2000 Bible
I have loved you, says the LORD. Yet you say, How have you loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? says the LORD: yet I loved Jacob,

American King James Version
I have loved you, said the LORD. Yet you say, Wherein have you loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? said the LORD: yet I loved Jacob,

American Standard Version
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;

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have loved you, saith the Lord: and you have said: Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau brother to Jacob, saith the Lord, and I have loved Jacob,

Darby Bible Translation
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,

English Revised Version
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;

Webster's Bible Translation
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,

World English 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;

Young's Literal Translation
I have loved you, said Jehovah, And ye have said, 'In what hast Thou loved us?'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:1-5 All advantages, either as to outward circumstances, or spiritual privileges, come from the free love of God, who makes one to differ from another. All the evils sinners feel and fear, are the just recompence of their crimes, while all their hopes and comforts are from the unmerited mercy of the Lord. He chose his people that they might be holy. If we love him, it is because he has first loved us; yet we all are prone to undervalue the mercies of God, and to excuse our own offences.
Study Bible
The Lord's Love for Israel
1The oracle of the word of the LORD to Israel through Malachi. 2"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; 3but I have hated Esau, and I have made his mountains a desolation and appointed his inheritance for the jackals of the wilderness."…
Cross References
John 15:12
This is My commandment, that you love one another as I loved you.

Romans 9:13
So it is written: "Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated."

Genesis 25:23
The LORD said to her, "Two nations are in your womb; And two peoples will be separated from your body; And one people shall be stronger than the other; And the older shall serve the younger."

Deuteronomy 4:37
"Because He loved your fathers, therefore He chose their descendants after them. And He personally brought you from Egypt by His great power,

Deuteronomy 7:8
but because the LORD loved you and kept the oath which He swore to your forefathers, the LORD brought you out by a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 23:5
"Nevertheless, the LORD your God was not willing to listen to Balaam, but the LORD your God turned the curse into a blessing for you because the LORD your God loves you.

Deuteronomy 33:3
"Indeed, He loves the people; All Your holy ones are in Your hand, And they followed in Your steps; Everyone receives of Your words.

Isaiah 41:8
"But you, Israel, My servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, Descendant of Abraham My friend,

Isaiah 41:9
You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, And called from its remotest parts And said to you, 'You are My servant, I have chosen you and not rejected you.

Isaiah 63:1
Who is this who comes from Edom, With garments of glowing colors from Bozrah, This One who is majestic in His apparel, Marching in the greatness of His strength? "It is I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save."
Treasury of Scripture

I have loved you, said the LORD. Yet you say, Wherein have you loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? said the LORD: yet I loved Jacob,

I have. The prophet shows in these verses (ver.

Malachi 1:2-5 I have loved you, said the LORD. Yet you say, Wherein have you loved …

Deuteronomy 7:6-8 For you are an holy people to the LORD your God: the LORD your God …

Deuteronomy 10:15 Only the LORD had a delight in your fathers to love them, and he …

Deuteronomy 32:8-14 When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when …

Isaiah 41:8,9 But you, Israel, are my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed …

Isaiah 43:4 Since you were precious in my sight, you have been honorable, and …

Jeremiah 31:3 The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying, Yes, I have loved you …

Romans 11:28,29 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as …

Wherein.

Malachi 1:6,7 A son honors his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a …

Malachi 2:17 You have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet you say, Wherein have …

Malachi 3:7,8,13,14 Even from the days of your fathers you are gone away from my ordinances, …

Jeremiah 2:5,31 Thus said the LORD, What iniquity have your fathers found in me, …

Luke 10:29 But he, willing to justify himself, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbor?

yet I.

Genesis 25:23 And the LORD said to her, Two nations are in your womb, and two manner …

Genesis 27:27-30,33 And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his …

Genesis 28:3,4,13,14 And God Almighty bless you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, …

Genesis 32:28-30 And he said, Your name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: …

Genesis 48:4 And said to me, Behold, I will make you fruitful, and multiply you, …

Romans 9:10-13 And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even …

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