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  Obadiah

1The vision of Obadiah. this says the Lord Jehovah concerning Edom: We have heard tidings from Jehovah, and an ambassador is sent among the nations, saying, Arise, and let us rise up against her in battle. 2Behold, I have made you small among the nations: you are greatly despised. 3The pride of your heart has deceived you, O you that dwell in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that says in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground? 4Though you mount on high as the eagle, and though your nest be set among the stars, I will bring you down from there, says Jehovah. 5If thieves came to you, if robbers by night (how are you cut off!), would they not steal only till they had enough? if grape-gatherers came to you, would they not leave some gleaning grapes? 6How are the things of Esau searched! how are his hidden treasures sought out! 7All the men of your confederacy have brought you on your way, even to the border: the men that were at peace with you have deceived you, and prevailed against you; they that eat your bread lay a snare under you: there is no understanding in him. 8Shall I not in that day, says Jehovah, destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau? 9And your mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed, to the end that every one may be cut off from the mount of Esau by slaughter.

10For the violence done to your brother Jacob, shame shall cover you, and you shall be cut off for ever. 11In the day that you stood on the other side, in the day that strangers carried away his substance, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even you were as one of them. 12But look not on the day of your brother in the day of his disaster, and rejoice not over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction; neither speak proudly in the day of distress. 13Enter not into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity; yes, look not on their affliction in the day of their calamity, neither lay hands on their substance in the day of their calamity. 14And stand not in the crossway, to cut off those of his that escape; and deliver not up those of his that remain in the day of distress. 15For the day of Jehovah is near upon all the nations: as you have done, it shall be done unto you; your dealing shall return upon your own head. 16For as you have drunk upon my holy mountain, so shall all the nations drink continually; yes, they shall drink, and swallow down, and shall be as though they had not been.

17But in mount Zion there shall be those that escape, and it shall be holy; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions. 18And 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 burn among them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining to the house of Esau; for Jehovah has spoken it. 19And they of the South shall possess the mount of Esau, and they of the lowland the Philistines; and they shall possess the field of Ephraim, and the field of Samaria; and Benjamin shall possess Gil-e-ad. 20And the captives of this host of the children of Israel, that are among the Canaanites, shall possess even unto Zarephath; and the captives of Jerusalem, that are in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the South. 21And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be Jehovah’s.

   

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