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Obadiah 1 :: Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

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Edom’s Certain Judgment

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The vision of Obadiah.

This is what the Lord GOD has said about Edom:

We have heard a message from the LORD;

a messenger has been sent among the nations:

“Rise up, and let us go to war against her.”[fn]

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Look, I will make you insignificant

among the nations;

you will be deeply despised.

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Your presumptuous heart has deceived you,

you who live in clefts of the rock[fn][fn]

in your home on the heights,

who say to yourself,

“Who can bring me down to the ground? ”

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Though you seem to soar[fn] like an eagle

and make your nest among the stars,

even from there I will bring you down.

This is the LORD’s declaration.

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If thieves came to you,

if marauders by night —

how ravaged you would be! —

wouldn’t they steal only what they wanted?

If grape pickers came to you,

wouldn’t they leave some grapes?

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How Esau will be pillaged,

his hidden treasures searched out!

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Everyone who has a treaty with you

will drive you to the border;

everyone at peace with you

will deceive and conquer you.

Those who eat your bread

will set[fn] a trap for you.

He will be unaware of it.

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In that day —

this is the LORD’s declaration —

will I not eliminate the wise ones of Edom

and those who understand

from the hill country of Esau?

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Teman,[fn] your warriors will be terrified

so that everyone from the hill country of Esau

will be destroyed by slaughter.

  
Edom’s Sins against Judah

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You will be covered with shame

and destroyed forever

because of violence done to your brother Jacob.

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On the day you stood aloof,

on the day strangers captured his wealth,[fn]

while foreigners entered his gate

and cast lots for Jerusalem,

you were just like one of them.

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Do not[fn] gloat over your brother

in the day of his calamity;

do not rejoice over the people of Judah

in the day of their destruction;

do not boastfully mock[fn]

in the day of distress.

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Do not enter the gate of My people

in the day of their disaster.

Yes, you — do not gloat over their misery

in the day of their disaster

and do not appropriate their possessions

in the day of their disaster.

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Do not stand at the crossroads[fn]

to cut off their fugitives,

and do not hand over their survivors

in the day of distress.

  
Judgment of the Nations

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For the Day of the LORD is near,

against all the nations.

As you have done, so it will be done to you;

what you deserve will return on your own head.

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As you have drunk on My holy mountain,

so all the nations will drink continually.

They will drink and gulp down

and be as though they had never been.

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But there will be a deliverance on Mount Zion,

and it will be holy;

the house of Jacob will dispossess

those who dispossessed them.[fn]

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Then the house of Jacob will be a blazing fire,

and the house of Joseph, a burning flame,

but the house of Esau will be stubble;

Jacob[fn] will set them on fire and consume Edom.[fn]

Therefore no survivor will remain

of the house of Esau,

for the LORD has spoken.

  
Future Blessing for Israel

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People from the Negev will possess

the hill country of Esau;

those from the Judean foothills will possess

the land of the Philistines.

They[fn] will possess

the territories of Ephraim and Samaria,

while Benjamin will possess Gilead.

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The exiles of the Israelites who are in Halah[fn]

and who are among the Canaanites as far as Zarephath

as well as the exiles of Jerusalem who are in Sepharad

will possess the cities of the Negev.

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Saviors[fn] will ascend Mount Zion

to rule over the hill country of Esau,

but the kingdom will be the LORD’s.

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HCSB Footnotes
1 = Edom
3 Or in Sela ; probably = Petra
3 Probably Petra
4 Or to build high
7 Some LXX mss, Sym, Tg, Vg; MT reads They will set your bread as
9 = a region or city in Edom
11 Or forces
12-14 Or You should not throughout vv. 12-14
12 Lit not make your mouth big
14 Hb obscure
17 DSS, LXX, Syr, Vg, Tg; MT reads Jacob will possess its inheritance
18 Lit they
18 Lit them
19 = The house of Jacob
20 Or of this host of the Israelites ; Hb obscure
21 Or Those who have been delivered

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