{1:1} The vision of Obadiah. Thus saith the Lord Jehovah concerningEdom: We have heard tidings from Jehovah, and an ambassador is sentamong the nations, [saying], Arise ye, and let us rise up against herin battle. {1:2} Behold, I have made thee small among the nations: thouart greatly despised. {1:3} The pride of thy heart hath deceived thee,O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation ishigh; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?{1:4} Though thou mount on high as the eagle, and though thy nest beset among the stars, I will bring thee down from thence, saith Jehovah.{1:5} If thieves came to thee, if robbers by night (how art thou cutoff!), would they not steal [only] till they had enough? ifgrape-gatherers came to thee, would they not leave some gleaninggrapes? {1:6} How are [the things of] Esau searched! how are his hiddentreasures sought out! {1:7} All the men of thy confederacy have broughtthee on thy way, even to the border: the men that were at peace withthee have deceived thee, and prevailed against thee; [they that eat]thy bread lay a snare under thee: there is no understanding in him.{1:8} Shall I not in that day, saith Jehovah, destroy the wise men outof Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau? {1:9} And thymighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed, to the end that every one maybe cut off from the mount of Esau by slaughter. {1:10} For the violencedone to thy brother Jacob, shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt becut off for ever. {1:11} In the day that thou stoodest on the otherside, in the day that strangers carried away his substance, andforeigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, eventhou wast as one of them. {1:12} But look not thou on the day of thybrother in the day of his disaster, and rejoice not over the childrenof Judah in the day of their destruction; neither speak proudly in theday of distress. {1:13} Enter not into the gate of my people in the dayof their calamity; yea, look not thou on their affliction in the day oftheir calamity, neither lay ye [hands] on their substance in the day oftheir calamity. {1:14} And stand thou not in the crossway, to cut offthose of his that escape; and deliver not up those of his that remainin the day of distress. {1:15} For the day of Jehovah is near upon allthe nations: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee; thy dealingshall return upon thine own head. {1:16} For as ye have drunk upon myholy mountain, so shall all the nations drink continually; yea, theyshall drink, and swallow down, and shall be as though they had notbeen. {1:17} But in mount Zion there shall be those that escape, and itshall be holy; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.{1:18} And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Josepha flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall burn amongthem, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining to thehouse of Esau; for Jehovah hath spoken it. {1:19} And they of the Southshall possess the mount of Esau, and they of the lowland thePhilistines; and they shall possess the field of Ephraim, and the fieldof Samaria; and Benjamin [shall possess] Gilead. {1:20} And thecaptives of this host of the children of Israel, that are [among] theCanaanites, [shall possess] even unto Zarephath; and the captives ofJerusalem, that are in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the South.{1:21} And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount ofEsau; and the kingdom shall be Jehovah’s.

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