3 And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.
3 but Esau I have hated, and I have turned his hill country into a wasteland and left his inheritance to the desert jackals."
3 but Esau I have hated. I have laid waste his hill country and left his heritage to jackals of the desert."
3 and hated Esau. I reduced pretentious Esau to a molehill, turned his whole country into a ghost town."
3 But Esau I have hated, And laid waste his mountains and his heritage For the jackals of the wilderness."
3 but I rejected his brother, Esau, and devastated his hill country. I turned Esau's inheritance into a desert for jackals."
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Malachi 1:3
Commentary on Malachi 1:1-5
(Read Malachi 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.