The vision of Obadiah. Thussays the LordaGOD concerning 1Edom - 2We have heard a report from the LORD, And an 3envoy has been sent among the nations saying, "4Arise and let us goagainst her for battle "-
2"Behold, I will make you 5small among the nations ; You are greatlydespised.
"The 6arrogance of your heart has deceived you, You who live in the clefts of bthe 7rock, In the loftiness of your dwellingplace, Who say in your heart, '8Who will bring me down to earth ?'
4"Though you 9buildhigh like the eagle, Though you set your nestamong the 10stars, From there I will bring you down," declares the LORD.
5"If11thievescame to you, Ifcrobbers by night - O how you will be ruined !- Would they not steal only duntil they hadenough ? If grape gathererscame to you, 12Would they not leave some gleanings ?
"O howEsau will be 13ransacked, And his hiddentreasuressearched out!
7"All the 14meneallied with you Will send you forth to the border, And the men at peace with you Will deceive you and overpower you. They who eat your 15bread Will set an ambush for you. (There is 16nounderstandingfin him.)
"Will I not on that day," declares the LORD, "17Destroywisemen from Edom And understanding from the mountain of Esau ?
"Then your 18mightymen will be dismayed, O 19Teman, So that everyone may be 20cutoff from the mountain of Esau by slaughter.
10"Because of 21violence to your brotherJacob, gYou will be covered with shame, 22And you will be cutoffforever.
"On the day that you 23stoodaloof , On the day that strangerscarriedoff his wealth, And foreignersentered his gate And 24castlots for Jerusalem - 25You too were as one of them.
"26Do not hgloat over your brother'sday, The day of his misfortune. And 27do not rejoice over the sons of Judah In the day of their destruction ; Yes, 28do not iboast In the day of their distress.
"Do not enter the gate of My people In the 29day of their disaster. Yes, you, do not jgloat over their calamity In the day of their disaster. And do not 30loot their wealth In the day of their disaster.
"Do not 31stand at the fork of the road To cutdown their fugitives ; And do not imprison their survivors In the day of their distress.
"For the 32day of the LORDdrawsnear on all the nations. 33As you have done, it will be done to you. Your 34dealings will return on your own head.
16"Becausejust as you 35drank on 36My holymountain, All the nations37will drinkcontinually. They will drink and kswallow And become as if they had neverexisted.
"But on Mount38Zion there will be those whoescape, And it will be holy. And the house of Jacob will 39possess their possessions.
"Then the house of Jacob will be a 40fire And the house of Joseph a flame ; But the house of Esau will be as stubble. And they will setlthem on fire and consumemthem, So that there will be 41nosurvivor of the house of Esau," For the LORD has spoken.
Then those of the nNegev will 42possess the mountain of Esau, And those of the oShephelah the 43Philistine plain; Also, 44possess the territory of Ephraim and the territory of Samaria, And Benjamin will possess Gilead.
And the exiles of thishost of the sons of Israel, Who are among the Canaanites as far as 45Zarephath, And the exiles of Jerusalemwho are in Sepharad Will possess the 46cities of the Negev.
The 47deliverers will ascendMountZion To judge the mountain of Esau, And the 48kingdom will be the LORD'S.