THE BOOK OF OBADIAH
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1 THE vision of Obadiah.
Thus saith GOD concerning Edom:
heard a message from the LORD,
And an ambassador is sent forth among the heathen;
Arise all ye
up, and let us rise up now against her in battle.
2 Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen; thou art greatly despised.
3 The pride of thine 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 Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle and set thy nest among
Thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD.
5 If thieves came to thee,
If robbers by night, (how thou art cut off!)
they not have stolen only till they had enough?
If the grape gatherers came to thee,
would they not leave some grapes?
6 How are the things of Esau searched out! how are his hidden things sought
7 All the men of thy confederacy have brought thee even to the border;
that were at peace with thee have deceived thee,
And they have prevailed against thee;
They that eat thy bread, `
Have laid a trap under thee;
There is no
understanding in him.
8 Shall I not in that day, saith the LORD,
Even destroy all of the wise men out of
And all the understanding out of the mount of Esau?
9 And 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.
10 For thy violence against thy brother Jacob, thy shame shall cover thee,
thou shalt be cut off forever; in that day thou stoodest apart from them,
strangers carried away captive his forces and foreigners entered into his gates,
And cast lots for Jerusalem, thou wast even like one of them.
12 Thou shouldest not have looked down on thy brother,
In the day that
he became a stranger;
And 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 their distress.
13 Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of my people in the day of
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
14 Neither shouldest thou have stood in the crossway,
To cut off those of his
And neither shouldest thou have delivered up,
Those of his that did
remain in the day of distress.
15 For the day of the LORD is now near upon all the heathen;
As thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee;
Thy reward shall return upon thine own head.
16 For as ye have drunk upon my holy mountain,
So shall all the heathen drink
Yea, they shall drink, and shall swallow down,
And they shall
be as though they had not ever been.
17 But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness;
the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.
18 And the house of Jacob shall be a fire,
And the house of Joseph a flame,
And the house of Esau for the 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
19 And they of the south shall possess the mount of Esau; and they of the plain
And they shall possess the fields of Ephraim, and the
fields of Samaria; and Benjamin shall possess Gilead.
20 And the captivity of this host of the children of Israel shall possess that
of the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath;
And the captivity of Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the south.
21 And saviors shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau;
kingdom shall be the LORD'S.