1 1The vision of Obadiah. Thus saith the Lord Jehovah concerning Edom:
We have heard tidings from Jehovah, and an ambassador is sent among the
nations, saying, Arise ye, and let us rise up against her in battle.
2Behold, I have made thee small among the nations: thou art greatly
3The pride of thy heart hath deceived thee, O 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?
4Though thou mount on
high as the eagle, and though thy nest be set among the stars, I will bring
thee down from thence, saith Jehovah.
5If thieves came to thee, if
robbers by night (how art thou cut off!), would they not steal only
till they had enough? if grape-gatherers came to thee, would they not leave
some gleaning grapes?
6How are the things of Esau searched! how
are his hidden treasures sought out!
7All the men of thy confederacy have
brought thee on thy way, even to the border: the men that were at peace with
thee have deceived thee, and prevailed against thee; they that eat
thy bread lay a snare under thee: there is no understanding in him.
8Shall I not in that day, saith Jehovah, 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 may be cut off from the
mount of Esau by slaughter.
10For the violence done to 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 strangers carried away
his substance, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon
Jerusalem, even thou wast as one of them.
12But look not thou on the day
of thy brother in the day of his disaster, and rejoice not over the children
of Judah in the day of their destruction; neither speak proudly in the day of
13Enter not into the gate of my people in the day of their
calamity; yea, look not thou on their affliction in the day of their
calamity, neither lay ye hands on their substance in the day of their
14And stand thou not in the crossway, to cut off those of his
that escape; and deliver not up those of his that remain in the day of
15For the day of Jehovah is near upon all the nations: as thou
hast done, it shall be done unto thee; thy dealing shall return upon thine
16For as ye have drunk upon my holy mountain, so shall all the
nations drink continually; yea, they shall drink, and swallow down, and shall
be as though they had not been.
17But in mount Zion there shall be those
that escape, and it shall be holy; and the house of Jacob shall possess their
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 burn among
them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining to the house of
Esau; for Jehovah hath spoken it.
19And they of the South shall possess
the mount of Esau, and they of the lowland the Philistines; and they shall
possess the field of Ephraim, and the field of Samaria; and Benjamin
shall possess Gilead.
20And the captives of this host of the
children of Israel, that are among the Canaanites, shall
possess even unto Zarephath; and the captives of Jerusalem, that are in
Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the South.
21And saviours shall
come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be