Obadiah ©


THE 1vision of 2Obadiah. Thus saith the Lord GOD 3concerning Edom; 4Wea have heard a rumour from the LORD, and an ambassador is sent among the heathen, Arise ye, and let us rise up against 5her in battle.


Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen: thou art greatly despised.


6The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, 7thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, 8whose habitation is high; that 9saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?


10Thoughb thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD.


11Ifc thieves came to thee, if robbers by night, (how art thou cut off!) would they not have stolen till they had 12enough? if the grapegatherers came to thee, would they not leave some grapes?


How are the things 13of Esau searched out! how are his hidden 14things sought up!


All the 15men of thy confederacy have 16brought thee even to the border: the men that were at peace with thee have deceived thee, and 17prevailed against thee; 18they that eat thy bread 19have laid a 20wound under thee: 21there is none understanding in him.


Shalld I not in that day, saith the LORD, even destroy the 22wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau?


And thy 23mighty men,e O 24Teman, shall be dismayed, 25to the end that every one of the mount of Esau may be cut off by slaughter.


¶For thy violencef26against thy brother Jacob shame shall 27cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ever.


In the day that thou 28stoodest on the other side, in the day that 29the strangers carried away captive his 30forces, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon 31Jerusalem, even thou wast asg one 32of them.


But thou shouldest not have 33looked on the 34day of thy brother in the day that he became a 35stranger; neither shouldest thou have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction; neither shouldest thou have 36spoken proudly in the day of distress.


Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity; yea, 37thou shouldest not have looked on their 38affliction in the day of their calamity, nor have laid hands on their 39substance in the day of their calamity;


Neither shouldest thou have stood in the 40crossway, to cut off those of his 41that did escape; neither shouldest thou have 42delivered up those of his 43that did remain in the day of distress.


For the 44day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen: ash thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy 45reward shall return upon thine own head.


For as 46ye 47have drunk upon my holy 48mountain, so shall all the heathen drink 49continually, yea, they shall drink, and they shall 50swallow down, and they shall be 51as though they had not been.


¶But upon mount Zion shall be 52deliverance, and 53there shall be holiness; and 54the house of Jacob shall possess 55their possessions.


And 56the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and 57they shall kindle in 58them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the LORD hath spoken it.


And 59they of the south shall possess the mount of Esau; and they of the plain the Philistines: and they shall possess the 60fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria: and Benjamin shall possess 61Gilead.


And the 62captivity of this 63host of the children of Israel 64shall possess that of the 65Canaanites, even unto 66Zarephath; and the captivity of Jerusalem, 67which is in 68Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the south.


And 69saviours shall come up on mount Zion to 70judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be 71the LORD’s.