1:1: The vision of Obadiah. Thus saith the Lord
GOD concerning Edom; We 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.
1:2: Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen:
thou art greatly despised.
1:3: 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
1:4: Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and
though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring
thee down, saith the LORD.
1:5: If thieves 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
1:6: How are the things of Esau searched out! how
are his hidden things sought up!
1:7: All the men of thy confederacy have brought
thee even to the border: the men that were at peace with thee
have deceived thee, and prevailed against thee; they that eat
thy bread have laid a wound under thee: there is none understanding
1:8: Shall I not in that day, saith the LORD, even
destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the
mount of Esau?
1:9: And thy mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed,
to the end that every one of the mount of Esau may be cut off
1:10: For thy violence against thy brother Jacob
shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ever.
1:11: In the day that thou stoodest on the other
side, in the day that the strangers carried away captive his forces,
and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem,
even thou wast as one of them.
1:12: But thou shouldest not have looked on the day
of thy brother in the day that he became a stranger; 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 distress.
1:13: Thou shouldest 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 substance in the day of their calamity;
1:14: Neither shouldest thou have stood in the crossway,
to cut off those of his that did escape; neither shouldest thou
have delivered up those of his that did remain in the day of distress.
1:15: For the day of the LORD is near upon all the
heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward
shall return upon thine own head.
1:16: For as ye have drunk upon my holy mountain,
so shall all the heathen drink continually, yea, they shall drink,
and they shall swallow down, and they shall be as though they
had not been.
1:17: But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and
there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess
1:18: And 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 kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall
not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the LORD hath spoken
1:19: And they of the south shall possess the mount
of Esau; and they of the plain the Philistines: and they shall
possess the fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria: and
Benjamin shall possess Gilead.
1:20: 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.
1:21: And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to
judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD's.