1:1 The vision of Obadiah. Thus saith the Lord GOD
concerning Edom; 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.
1:2 Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen: thou
art greatly despised.
1:3 The pride of thine heart 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
1:4 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.
1:5 If thieves 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 grapes?
1:6 How are the things of Esau searched out! how are his
hidden things sought up!
1:7 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; that they eat thy
bread have laid a wound under thee: there is none
understanding in him.
1:8 Shall I not in that day, saith the LORD, even destroy
the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount
1:9 And thy mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed, to the
end that every one of the mount of Esau may be cut off by
1:10 For thy violence against thy brother Jacob shame shall
cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ever.
1:11 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 as one of them.
1:12 But thou shouldest not have looked on the day of thy
brother in the day that he became a stranger; neither
shouldest thou have rejoiced over the children of Judah in
the day of their destruction; neither shouldest thou have
spoken proudly in the day of distress.
1:13 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;
1:14 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
1:15 For the day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen:
as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward
shall return upon thine own head.
1:16 For as ye have drunk 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.
1:17 But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there
shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess
1:18 And 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 kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall
not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the LORD hath
1:19 And they of the south shall possess the mount of Esau;
and they of the plain the Philistines: and they shall
possess the fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria:
and Benjamin shall possess Gilead.
1:20 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.
1:21 And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the
mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD's.