The vision1 of Obadiah. This is what the Sovereign LORD says about Edom2-- We have heard a message from the LORD: An envoy3 was sent to the nations to say, "Rise, and let us go against her for battle"4--
"See, I will make you small5 among the nations; you will be utterly despised.
The pride6 of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rocksa7 and make your home on the heights, you who say to yourself, 'Who can bring me down to the ground?'84
Though you soar like the eagle and make your nest9 among the stars, from there I will bring you down,"10 declares the LORD.115
"If thieves came to you, if robbers in the night-- Oh, what a disaster awaits you-- would they not steal only as much as they wanted? If grape pickers came to you, would they not leave a few grapes?126
But how Esau will be ransacked, his hidden treasures pillaged!
All your allies13 will force you to the border; your friends will deceive and overpower you; those who eat your bread14 will set a trap for you,b but you will not detect it.
"In that day," declares the LORD, "will I not destroy15 the wise men of Edom, men of understanding in the mountains of Esau?
Your warriors, O Teman,16 will be terrified, and everyone in Esau's mountains will be cut down in the slaughter.
Because of the violence17 against your brother Jacob,18 you will be covered with shame; you will be destroyed forever.19