Obadiah

Obadiah ©

1The destruction of Edom, 3for their pride, 10and for their unnatural behaviour in Jacob's distress. 17The salvation and victories of Jacob.

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THE vision of Obadiah. Thus saith the Lord GOD aconcerning Edom; bWe 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.

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

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dThe pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that edwellest in the fclefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, gWho shall bring me down to the ground?

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

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If ithieves 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 1grapes?

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jHow are the things of Esau searched out! how are his hidden things sought up!

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kAll the men of thy confederacy have brought thee even to the border: 2the men that were at peace with thee have deceived thee, and prevailed against thee; 3they that eat thy bread have laid a wound under thee: lthere is none understanding 4in him.

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

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

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¶For thy oviolence against thy brother Jacob shame shall cover thee, and pthou shalt be cut off for ever.

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qIn the day that thou stoodest on the other side, in the day that the strangers 5carried away captive his forces, and foreigners entered into his gates, and rcast lots upon Jerusalem, even thou swast as one of them.

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But 6thou shouldest not thave looked on the uday of thy brother in the day that he became a stranger; neither shouldest thou have vrejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction; neither shouldest thou have 7spoken proudly in the day of distress.

u v.13. Ps. 37.13; 137.7.
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Thou wshouldest not have entered into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity; yea, thou shouldest not have looked on their affliction in the day of their calamity, nor have laid hands on their 8substance in the day of their calamity;

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Neither shouldest thou have stood in the crossway, to cut off those of his that did escape; neither shouldest thou have 9delivered up those of his that did remain in the day of distress.

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

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For as ye have drunk upon my holy mountain, so shall all the heathen zdrink continually, yea, they shall drink, and they shall 10swallow down, and they shall be as though they had not been.

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¶But aupon mount Zion shall be 11deliverance, and 12there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall bpossess their possessions.

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And cthe 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 dthere shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the LORD hath spoken it.

d v.10.
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And they of the south shall possess the emount of Esau; and they of fthe plain the Philistines: and they shall possess the fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria: and Benjamin shall possess Gilead.

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And gthe captivity of this host of the children of Israel shall possess that of the Canaanites, even unto hZarephath; and the captivity of Jerusalem, 13which is in Sepharad, shall possess the icities of the south.

g Eze. 48. Am. 9.14,15. Ho. 1.10,11. Is. 11.11. Je. 3.18. Eze. 34.12-14; 36.1-24; 37.21-28.
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And jsaviours shall come up on kmount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and lthe kingdom shall be the LORD's.