» Obadiah 1

¶ Obadiah 1 v1-15

{ heart }   [OB] 1v1

The vision of Obadiah:

Thus saith the LORD GOD, concerning Edom;

We have heard a rumor from the LORD,
and an ambassador is sent among the heathen:

 ‘Arise ye, and let us rise up against her in battle’.

{ heart }   [OB] 1v2

I have made thee small among the heathen;
thou art greatly despised.

{ heart }   [OB] 1v3

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 ground?’ 

{ heart }   [OB] 1v4

Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle,
and though thou set thy nest among the stars,
from thence will I bring thee down,

Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [OB] 1v5

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 grape gatherers came to thee,
would they not leave some grapes?

{ heart }   [OB] 1v6

How are the things of Esau searched out?
how are his hidden things sought up?

{ heart }   [OB] 1v7

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 who eat thy bread
have laid a wound under thee;
there is none understanding in him.

{ heart }   [OB] 1v8

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?

{ heart }   [OB] 1v9

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

{ heart }   [OB] 1v10

For thy violence against thy brother, Jacob,
shame shall cover thee,
and thou shalt be cut off forever.

{ heart }   [OB] 1v11

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.

{ heart }   [OB] 1v12

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.

{ heart }   [OB] 1v13

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;

{ heart }   [OB] 1v14

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.

{ heart }   [OB] 1v15

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.

¶ Obadiah 1 v16-21

{ heart }   [OB] 1v16

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.

{ heart }   [OB] 1v17

But upon Mount Zion shall be deliverance,
and there shall be holiness;
and the house of Jacob
shall possess their possessions.

{ heart }   [OB] 1v18

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 it.

{ heart }   [OB] 1v19

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.

{ heart }   [OB] 1v20

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.

{ heart }   [OB] 1v21

And saviors shall come up on Mount Zion
to judge the mount of Esau;
and the kingdom shall be the LORD'S.