Obadias 1

1 The vision of Obadiah. Thus says lord LORD concerning Edom: We have heard tidings from LORD, and an ambassador is sent among the nations, [saying], Arise ye, and let us rise up against her in battle.

2 Behold, I have made thee small among the nations. Thou are greatly despised.

3 The pride of thy heart has deceived thee, O thou who dwell in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high, who says in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?

4 Though thou mount on high as the eagle, and though thy nest be set among the stars, I will bring thee down from there, says LORD.

5 If thieves came to thee, if robbers by night (how thou are cut off!), would they not steal [only] till they had enough? If grape gatherers came to thee, would they not leave some gleaning grapes?

6 How are [the things of] Esau searched! How are his hidden treasures sought out!

7 All the men of thy confederacy have brought thee on thy way, even to the border. The men who were at peace with thee have deceived thee, and prevailed against thee. [Those who eat] thy bread lay a snare under thee. There is no unde

8 Shall I not in that day, says LORD, destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau?

9 And thy mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed, to the end that everyone may be cut off from the mount of Esau by slaughter.

10 Shame shall cover thee for the violence done to thy brother Jacob, and thou shall be cut off forever.

11 In the day that thou stood on the other side, in the day that strangers carried away his substance, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even thou were as one of them.

12 But look not thou on the day of thy brother in the day of his disaster, and rejoice not over the sons of Judah in the day of their destruction, nor speak proudly in the day of distress.

13 Enter not into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity. Yea, look not thou on their affliction in the day of their calamity, nor lay ye [hands] on their substance in the day of their calamity.

14 And stand thou not in the crossway, to cut off those of his who escape, and deliver not up those of his who remain in the day of distress.

15 For the day of LORD is near upon all the nations. As thou have done, it shall be done to thee. Thy dealing shall return upon thine own head.

16 For as ye have drunk upon my holy mountain, so shall all the nations drink continually. Yea, they shall drink, and swallow down, and shall be as though they had not been.

17 But in mount Zion there shall be those who escape, and it shall be holy, and 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 stubble. And they shall burn among them, and devour them, and there shall not be any remaining to the house of Esau, for LORD has sp

19 And those of the South shall possess the mount of Esau, and those of the lowland the Philistines. And they shall possess the field of Ephraim, and the field of Samaria, and Benjamin [shall possess] Gilead.

20 And the captives of this host of the sons of Israel, who are [among] the Canaanites, [shall possess] even to Zarephath. And the captives of Jerusalem who are in Sepharad shall possess the cities of the South.

21 And saviors shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau, and the kingdom shall be LORD's.