1The vision of Obadiah. Thus saith the Lord GOD concerning Edom; a We have heard a rumour from the LORD, and an ambassador is sent among the heathen, Arise ye, and let us rise up against her in battle. 2Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen: thou art greatly despised. 3The pride of thy heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground? 4 bThough thou shalt exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou shalt set thy nest among the stars, from there will I bring thee down, saith the LORD. 5If c thieves came to thee, if robbers by night, (how art thou cut off!) would they not have stolen till they had enough? if the grapegatherers came to thee, would they not leave some grapes?
some...: or, gleanings?
6How are the things of Esau searched out! how are his hidden things sought! 7All the men of thy confederacy have brought thee even to the border:
that were...: Heb. of thy peace
the men that were at peace with thee
they...: Heb. the men of thy bread
have deceived thee, and prevailed against thee; they that eat thy bread have laid a trap under thee: there is no understanding in him.
in him: or, of it
8 hShall I not in that day, saith the LORD, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau? 9And thy mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed, to the end that every one of the mount of Esau may be cut off by slaughter.

10For thy iviolence against thy brother Jacob shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ever. 11In the day that thou stoodest on the other side, in the day that the strangers carried away captive
captive...: or, his substance
his forces, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even thou wast as one of them.
do not behold, &c.
thou shouldest not have looked on the day of thy brother in the day that he became a stranger; neither shouldest thou have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction; neither shouldest thou have spoken proudly in the day of distress.
spoken...: Heb. magnified thy mouth
13Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of my people in the day of their
substance: or, forces
calamity; yea, thou shouldest not have looked on their affliction in the day of their calamity, nor have laid hands on their substance in the day of their calamity;
14Neither shouldest thou have stood in the crossway, to cut off those of his that escaped; neither shouldest thou have
delivered up: or, shut up
delivered up those of his that remained in the day of distress.
15For the day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen: o as thou hast done, it shall be done to thee: thy reward shall return upon thy own head. 16For as ye drank upon my holy mountain, so shall all the heathen drink continually, yea, they shall
swallow...: or, sup up
drink, and they shall swallow down, and they shall be as though they had not been.

17But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance,
deliverance: or, they that escape
and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.
there...: or, it shall be holy
18And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the LORD hath spoken it . 19And they of the south shall possess the mount of Esau; and they of the plain the Philistines: and they shall possess the fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria: and Benjamin shall possess Gilead. 20And the captives of this host of the children of Israel shall possess that of the Canaanites, even to Zarephath; and the captives of Jerusalem, which
which...: or, shall possess that which is in
is in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the south.
21And t deliverers shall come upon mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the u kingdom shall be the LORD’S.

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