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Obadiah 1-16

Obadiah

Proud Edom Will Be Brought Low

The vision of Obadiah.


Thus says the Lord God concerning Edom:
We have heard a report from the Lord,
   and a messenger has been sent among the nations:
‘Rise up! Let us rise against it for battle!’
2 I will surely make you least among the nations;
   you shall be utterly despised.
3 Your proud heart has deceived you,
   you that live in the clefts of the rock,*
   whose dwelling is in the heights.
You say in your heart,
   ‘Who will bring me down to the ground?’
4 Though you soar aloft like the eagle,
   though your nest is set among the stars,
   from there I will bring you down,

says the Lord.

Pillage and Slaughter Will Repay Edom’s Cruelty


5 If thieves came to you,
   if plunderers by night
   —how you have been destroyed!—
   would they not steal only what they wanted?
If grape-gatherers came to you,
   would they not leave gleanings?
6 How Esau has been pillaged,
   his treasures searched out!
7 All your allies have deceived you,
   they have driven you to the border;
your confederates have prevailed against you;
   those who ate* your bread have set a trap for you—
   there is no understanding of it.
8 On that day, says the Lord,
   I will destroy the wise out of Edom,
   and understanding out of Mount Esau.
9 Your warriors shall be shattered, O Teman,
   so that everyone from Mount Esau will be cut off.

Edom Wronged His Brother


10 For the slaughter and violence done to your brother Jacob,
   shame shall cover you,
   and you shall be cut off for ever.
11 On the day that you stood aside,
   on the day that strangers carried off his wealth,
and foreigners entered his gates
   and cast lots for Jerusalem,
   you too were like one of them.
12 But you should not have gloated* over* your brother
   on the day of his misfortune;
you should not have rejoiced over the people of Judah
   on the day of their ruin;
you should not have boasted
   on the day of distress.
13 You should not have entered the gate of my people
   on the day of their calamity;
you should not have joined in the gloating over Judah’s* disaster
   on the day of his calamity;
you should not have looted his goods
   on the day of his calamity.
14 You should not have stood at the crossings
   to cut off his fugitives;
you should not have handed over his survivors
   on the day of distress.


15 For the day of the Lord is near against all the nations.
As you have done, it shall be done to you;
   your deeds shall return on your own head.
16 For as you have drunk on my holy mountain,
   all the nations around you shall drink;
they shall drink and gulp down,*
   and shall be as though they had never been.

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