Obadiah prophesies the downfall of Edom—Saviors shall stand upon mount Zion.
vision of Obadiah. Thus saith the Lord God
; We have heard a rumour from the Lord
, and an ambassador is sent among the heathen, Arise ye, and let us rise up against her in battle.
Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen: thou art greatly despised.
¶ The apride
of thine bheart
hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is
high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?
Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the Lord.
came to thee, if robbers by night, (how art thou cut off!) would they not have stolen till they had enough? if the grapegatherers came to thee, would they not leave some
How are the things of Esau searched out! how are his hidden things sought up!
All the men of thy confederacy have brought thee even to the border: the men that were at peace with thee have deceived thee, and prevailed against thee; they that eat thy bread have laid a wound under thee: there is none understanding in him.
Shall I not in athat
day, saith the Lord
, even destroy the wise men
out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau?
And thy mighty men,
, shall be dismayed, to the end that every one of the mount of Esau may be bcut
off by slaughter.
¶ For thy violence against thy brother Jacob shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ever.
In the day that thou stoodest on the other side, in the day that the strangers carried away captive his forces, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even thou wast
But thou shouldest not have looked on the day of thy brother in the day that he became a stranger; neither shouldest thou have arejoiced
over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction; neither shouldest thou have spoken proudly in the day of distress.
Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity; yea, thou shouldest not have looked on their affliction in the day of their calamity, nor have laid hands on their substance in the day of their calamity;
Neither shouldest thou have stood in the crossway, to cut off those of his that did escape; neither shouldest thou have delivered up those of his that did remain in the day of distress.
For the aday
of the Lord is
near upon all the bheathen
: as thou hast cdone
, it shall be done unto thee: thy dreward
shall return upon thine own head.
For as ye have adrunk
upon my holy mountain, so
shall all the heathen drink continually, yea, they shall drink, and they shall swallow down, and they shall be as though they had not been.
¶ But upon mount aZion
shall be bdeliverance
, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall cpossess
And the house of Jacob shall be a afire
, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of bEsau
for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any
remaining of the house of Esau; for the Lord
hath spoken it.
And they of
the south shall possess the mount of Esau; and they of
the plain the aPhilistines
: and they shall possess the fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria: and Benjamin shall possess
And the captivity of this host of the children of Israel shall possess that of the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath; and the captivity of Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the south.