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Obadiah 1 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:1 - The vision of Obadiah.
Thus says the Lord GOD concerning Edom:
We have heard a report from the LORD,
and a messenger has been sent among the nations:
“Rise up! Let us rise against her for battle!”

Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:2 - Behold, I will make you small among the nations;
you shall be utterly despised.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:3 - The pride of your heart has deceived you,
you who live in the clefts of the rock,[fn]
in your lofty dwelling,
who say in your heart,
“Who will bring me down to the ground?”

Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:4 - Though you soar aloft like the eagle,
though your nest is set among the stars,
from there I will bring you down,
declares the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:5 - If thieves came to you,
if plunderers came by night—
how you have been destroyed!—
would they not steal only enough for themselves?
If grape gatherers came to you,
would they not leave gleanings?

Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:6 - How Esau has been pillaged,
his treasures sought out!

Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:7 - All your allies have driven you to your border;
those at peace with you have deceived you;
they have prevailed against you;
those who eat your bread[fn] have set a trap beneath you—
you have[fn] no understanding.

Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:8 - Will I not on that day, declares the LORD,
destroy the wise men out of Edom,
and understanding out of Mount Esau?

Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:9 - And your mighty men shall be dismayed, O Teman,
so that every man from Mount Esau will be cut off by slaughter.

Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:10 - Because of the violence done to your brother Jacob,
shame shall cover you,
and you shall be cut off forever.

Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:11 - On the day that you stood aloof,
on the day that strangers carried off his wealth
and foreigners entered his gates
and cast lots for Jerusalem,
you were like one of them.

Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:12 - But do not gloat over the day of your brother
in the day of his misfortune;
do not rejoice over the people of Judah
in the day of their ruin;
do not boast[fn]
in the day of distress.

Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:13 - Do not enter the gate of my people
in the day of their calamity;
do not gloat over his disaster
in the day of his calamity;
do not loot his wealth
in the day of his calamity.

Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:14 - Do not stand at the crossroads
to cut off his fugitives;
do not hand over his survivors
in the day of distress.

Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:15 - For the day of the LORD is near upon all the nations.
As you have done, it shall be done to you;
your deeds shall return on your own head.

Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:16 - For as you have drunk on my holy mountain,
so all the nations shall drink continually;
they shall drink and swallow,
and shall be as though they had never been.

Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:17 - But in Mount Zion there shall be those who escape,
and it shall be holy,
and the house of Jacob shall possess their own possessions.

Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:18 - The house of Jacob shall be a fire,
and the house of Joseph a flame,
and the house of Esau stubble;
they shall burn them and consume them,
and there shall be no survivor for the house of Esau,
for the LORD has spoken.

Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:19 - Those of the Negeb shall possess Mount Esau,
and those of the Shephelah shall possess the land of the Philistines;
they shall possess the land of Ephraim and the land of Samaria,
and Benjamin shall possess Gilead.

Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:20 - The exiles of this host of the people of Israel
shall possess the land of the Canaanites as far as Zarephath,
and the exiles of Jerusalem who are in Sepharad
shall possess the cities of the Negeb.

Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:21 - Saviors shall go up to Mount Zion
to rule Mount Esau,
and the kingdom shall be the LORD’s.
ESV Footnotes
Or Behold, I have made you small among the nations; you are utterly despised
Or Sela
Hebrew lacks those who eat
Hebrew he has
Hebrew do not enlarge your mouth

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