Malachi 1:3
Good News Translation
and have hated Esau and his descendants. I have devastated Esau's hill country and abandoned the land to jackals."

Contemporary English Version
instead of Esau. And I turned Esau's hill country into a barren desert where jackals roam.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But have hated Esau? and I have made his mountains a wilderness, and given his inheritance to the dragons of the desert.

New American Bible
Was not Esau Jacob’s brother?—oracle of the LORD. I loved Jacob, but rejected Esau; I made his mountains a waste, his heritage a desert for jackals.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

But have hated Esau? and I have made his mountains a wilderness, and given his inheritance to the dragons of the desert.

hated.

Genesis 29:30,31 And having at length obtained the marriage he wished for, he preferred the love of the latter before the former, and served with him other seven years. . . .

Deuteronomy 21:15,16 If a man have two wives, one beloved, and the other hated, and they have had children by him, and the son of the hated be the firstborn, . . .

Luke 14:26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father and mother and wife and children and brethren and sisters, yea and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

laid.

Isaiah 34:9-12 And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the ground thereof into brimstone: and the land thereof shall become burning pitch. . . .

Jeremiah 49:16-18 Thy arrogancy hath deceived thee, and the pride of thy heart: O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, and endeavourest to lay hold on the height of the hill: but though thou shouldst make thy nest as high as an eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the Lord. . . .

Ezekiel 25:13,14 Therefore thus saith the Lord God: I will stretch forth my hand upon Edom, and will take away out of it man and beast, and will make it desolate from the south: and they that are in Dedan shall fall by the sword. . . .

Ezekiel 36:3,4,7,9,14,15 Therefore prophesy, and say: Thus saith the Lord God: Because you have been desolate, and trodden under foot on every side, and made an inheritance to the rest of the nations, and are become the subject of the talk, and the reproach of the people: . . .

Joel 3:19 Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom a wilderness destroyed: because they have done unjustly against the children of Juda, and have shed innocent blood in their land.

Obadiah 1:10 And thy valiant men of the south shall be afraid, that man may be cut off from the mount of Esau.

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the.

Isaiah 13:21,22 But wild beasts shall rest there, and their houses shall be filled with serpents, and ostriches shall dwell there, and the hairy ones shall dance there: . . .

Isaiah 34:13,14 And thorns and nettles shall grow up in its houses, and the thistle in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be the habitation of dragons, and the pasture of ostriches. . . .

Isaiah 35:7 And that which was dry land, shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water. In the dens where dragons dwelt before, shall rise up the verdure of the reed and the bulrush.

Jeremiah 9:11 And I will make Jerusalem to be heaps of sand, and dens of dragons: and I will make the cities of Juda desolate, for want of an inhabitant.

Jeremiah 51:37 And Babylon shall be reduced to heaps, a dwelling place for dragons, an astonishment and a hissing, because there is no inhabitant.

Context
The LORD's Love for Israel
2I 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, 3But have hated Esau? and I have made his mountains a wilderness, and given his inheritance to the dragons of the desert.4But if Edom shall say: We are destroyed, but we will return and build up what hath been destroyed: thus saith the Lord of hosts: They shall build up, and I will throw down: and they shall be called the borders of wickedness, and the people with whom the Lord is angry for ever.…
Cross References
Genesis 25:23
And he answering, said: Two nations are in thy womb, and two peoples shall be divided out of thy womb, and one people shall overcome the other, and the elder shall serve the younger.

Isaiah 34:10
Night and day it shall not be quenched, the smoke thereof shall go up for ever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste, none shall pass through it for ever and ever.

Jeremiah 49:8
Flee and turn your backs, go down into the deep hole, ye inhabitants of Dedan: for I have brought the destruction of Esau upon him, the time of his visitation.

Jeremiah 49:10
But I have made Esau bare, I have revealed his secrets, and he cannot be hid: his seed is laid waste, and his brethren, and his neighbours, and he shall not be.

Jeremiah 49:16
Thy arrogancy hath deceived thee, and the pride of thy heart: O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, and endeavourest to lay hold on the height of the hill: but though thou shouldst make thy nest as high as an eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the Lord.

Jeremiah 49:20
Therefore hear ye the counsel of the Lord, which he hath taken concerning Edom: and his thoughts which he hath thought concerning the inhabitants of Theman: surely the little ones of the flock shall cast them down, of a truth they shall destroy them with their habitation.

Jeremiah 49:33
And Asor shall be a habitation for dragons, desolate for ever: no man shall abide there, nor son of man inhabit it.

Lamentations 4:22
Thau. Thy iniquity is accomplished, O daughter of Sion, he will no more carry thee away into captivity: he hath visited thy iniquity, O daughter of Edom, he hath discovered thy sins.

Ezekiel 25:13
Therefore thus saith the Lord God: I will stretch forth my hand upon Edom, and will take away out of it man and beast, and will make it desolate from the south: and they that are in Dedan shall fall by the sword.

Ezekiel 35:3
Thus saith the Lord God: Behold I come against thee, mount Seir, and I will stretch forth my hand upon thee, and I will make thee desolate and waste.

Ezekiel 35:4
I will destroy thy cities, and thou shalt be desolate: and thou shalt know that I am the Lord.

Additional Translations
but Esau I have hated, and I have made his mountains a wasteland and left his inheritance to the desert jackals.”And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.

but Esau I hated, and made his mountains a desolation, and gave his heritage to the jackals of the wilderness.

and hated Esau and laid waste his borders, and made his heritage as dwellings of the wilderness?

and I hated Esau; and made his mountains a desolation, and [gave] his inheritance to the jackals of the wilderness.

but Esau I hated, and made his mountains a desolation, and gave his heritage to the jackals of the wilderness.

And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.

but Esau I hated, and made his mountains a desolation, and gave his heritage to the jackals of the wilderness."

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.
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