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Obadiah 1 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Edom Will Be Brought Down

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The vision of Obadiah.

Thus says Lord [fn]Yahweh concerning Edom

We have heard a report from Yahweh,

And an envoy has been sent among the nations saying,

“Arise! And let us arise against her for battle”—

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“Behold, I will make you small among the nations;

You are greatly despised.

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“The arrogance of your heart has deceived you,

You who dwell in the clefts of [fn]the cliff,

In the height of your habitation,

Who says in his heart,

‘Who will bring me down to earth?’

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“Though you build loftily like the eagle,

Though you set your nest among the stars,

From there I will bring you down,” declares Yahweh.

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“If thieves came to you,

If [fn]robbers by night

Oh how you will be ruined!—

Would they not thieve only [fn]until they had enough?

If grape gatherers came to you,

Would they not allow some gleanings to remain?

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“Oh how Esau will be searched out

And his hidden treasures ransacked!

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“All the men who have [fn]a covenant with you

Will send you forth to the border,

And the men at peace with you

Will deceive you and overpower you.

They who eat your bread

Will set an ambush for you.

(There is no discernment [fn]in him.)

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“Will I not on that day,” declares Yahweh,

“Cause the wise men to perish from Edom

And discernment from the mountain of Esau?

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“Then your mighty men will be dismayed, O Teman,

So that each one may be cut off from the mountain of Esau by slaughter.

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“Because of violence to your brother Jacob,

[fn]You will be covered with shame,

And you will be cut off forever.

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“On the day that you stood aloof,

On the day that strangers took his wealth captive

And foreigners entered his gate

And cast lots for Jerusalem

You too were as one of them.

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“Now do not look on your brother’s day with triumph,

The day of his misfortune.

And do not be glad over the sons of Judah

In the day when they perish;

And do not [fn]let your mouth speak great things

In the day of their distress.

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“Do not enter the gate of My people

In the day of their disaster.

Indeed, you, do not look on their calamity with triumph

In the day of their disaster.

And do not send out for their wealth

In the day of their disaster.

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“Do not stand at the fork of the road

To cut down those among them who escape;

And do not deliver over their survivors

In the day of their distress.

The Day of Yahweh Is Near

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“For the day of Yahweh draws near on all the nations.

As you have done, it will be done to you.

Your dealings will return on your own head.

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“Because just as you all drank on My holy mountain,

All the nations will drink continually.

They will drink and [fn]swallow,

And they will be as if they never were.

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“But on Mount Zion there will be those who escape,

And it will be holy.

And the house of Jacob will possess their possessions.

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“Then the house of Jacob will be a fire

And the house of Joseph a flame;

But the house of Esau will be as stubble.

And they will set [fn]them on fire and consume [fn]them

So that there will be no survivor of the house of Esau,”

For Yahweh has spoken.

The Kingdom of Yahweh

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Then those of the [fn]Negev will possess the mountain of Esau,

And those of the [fn]Shephelah, the Philistine plain;

And they will possess the territory of Ephraim and the territory of Samaria,

And Benjamin will possess Gilead.

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And the exiles of this [fn]military force of the sons of Israel,

Who are among the Canaanites as far as Zarephath,

And the exiles of Jerusalem who are in Sepharad,

Will possess the cities of the Negev.

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And the saviors will ascend Mount Zion

To judge the mountain of Esau,

And the kingdom will belong to Yahweh.

LSB Footnotes
The personal covenant name of God, a form of I AM WHO I AM, cf. Ex 3:14-15
Or Sela
Lit devastators of the night
Lit their sufficiency
Lit your covenant
In Esau; or of it
Lit Shame will cover you
Lit make your mouth large
Or stagger
The people of Esau
The people of Esau
South country
Or lowland
Or rampart

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