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Obadiah 1 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Obadiah’s Vision

Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:1 - The vision of Obadiah. This is what the Sovereign LORD says about Edom— We have heard a message from the LORD: An envoy was sent to the nations to say, “Rise, let us go against her for battle”—
Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:2 - “See, I will make you small among the nations; you will be utterly despised.
Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:3 - The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rocks[fn] and make your home on the heights, you who say to yourself, ‘Who can bring me down to the ground?’
Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:4 - Though you soar like the eagle and make your nest among the stars, from there I will bring you down,”

declares the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:5 - “If thieves came to you, if robbers in the night— oh, what a disaster awaits you!— would they not steal only as much as they wanted? If grape pickers came to you, would they not leave a few grapes?
Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:6 - But how Esau will be ransacked, his hidden treasures pillaged!
Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:7 - All your allies will force you to the border; your friends will deceive and overpower you; those who eat your bread will set a trap for you,[fn] but you will not detect it.
Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:8 - “In that day,” declares the LORD, “will I not destroy the wise men of Edom, those of understanding in the mountains of Esau?
Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:9 - Your warriors, Teman, will be terrified, and everyone in Esau’s mountains will be cut down in the slaughter.
Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:10 - Because of the violence against your brother Jacob, you will be covered with shame; you will be destroyed forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:11 - On the day you stood aloof while 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 - You should not gloat over your brother in the day of his misfortune, nor rejoice over the people of Judah in the day of their destruction, nor boast so much in the day of their trouble.
Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:13 - You should not march through the gates of my people in the day of their disaster, nor gloat over them in their calamity in the day of their disaster, nor seize their wealth in the day of their disaster.
Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:14 - You should not wait at the crossroads to cut down their fugitives, nor hand over their survivors in the day of their trouble.
Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:15 - “The day of the LORD is near for all nations. As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head.
Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:16 - Just as you drank on my holy hill, so all the nations will drink continually; they will drink and drink and be as if they had never been.
Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:17 - But on Mount Zion will be deliverance; it will be holy, and Jacob will possess his inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:18 - Jacob will be a fire and Joseph a flame; Esau will be stubble, and they will set him on fire and destroy him. There will be no survivors from Esau.”

The LORD has spoken.

Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:19 - People from the Negev will occupy the mountains of Esau, and people from the foothills will possess the land of the Philistines. They will occupy the fields of Ephraim and Samaria, and Benjamin will possess Gilead.
Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:20 - This company of Israelite exiles who are in Canaan will possess the land as far as Zarephath; the exiles from Jerusalem who are in Sepharad will possess the towns of the Negev.
Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:21 - Deliverers will go up on[fn] Mount Zion to govern the mountains of Esau. And the kingdom will be the LORD’s.
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