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;3 but I have hated Esau, and I have made his mountains a desolation and appointed his inheritance for the jackals of the wilderness.”4 Though Edom says, “We have been beaten down, but we will [a]return and build up the ruins”; thus says the Lord of hosts, “They may build, but I will tear down; and men will call them the [b]wicked territory, and the people [c]toward whom the Lord is indignant forever.”
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