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Obadiah 1 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The vision of Obadiah. The LORD God proclaims concerning Edom: We have heard a message from the LORD— a messenger has been sent among the nations: "Rise up! Let us rise against her for battle!" 1 The vision of Obadiah. This is what the Sovereign LORD says about Edom-- We have heard a message from the LORD: An envoy was sent to the nations to say, "Rise, and let us go against her for battle"--
2 Look now, I will make you of little importance among the nations; you will be totally despised. 2 "See, I will make you small among the nations; you will be utterly despised.
3 Your proud heart has tricked you— you who live in the cracks of the rock, whose dwelling is high above. You who say in your heart, "Who will bring me down to the ground?" 3 The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rocks and make your home on the heights, you who say to yourself, 'Who can bring me down to the ground?'
4 Though you soar like the eagle, though your nest is set among the stars, I will bring you down from there, says the LORD. 4 Though you soar like the eagle and make your nest among the stars, from there I will bring you down," declares the LORD.
5 If thieves approach you, if robbers by night—how you've been devastated!— wouldn't they steal only what they wanted? If those who gather grapes came to you, wouldn't they leave some grapes? 5 "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?
6 How Esau has been looted, his treasures taken away! 6 But how Esau will be ransacked, his hidden treasures pillaged!
7 All those who were your allies have driven you to the border. Those who were on your side tricked you and triumphed over you. They are setting your own bread as a trap under you, but you don't see it coming. 7 All your allies will force you to the border; your friends will deceive and overpower you; those who eat your bread will set a trap for you, but you will not detect it.
8 Won't I on that day, says the LORD, destroy the wise from Edom and understanding from Mount Esau? 8 "In that day," declares the LORD, "will I not destroy the wise men of Edom, men of understanding in the mountains of Esau?
9 Your warriors will be shattered, Teman, and everyone from Mount Esau will be eliminated. 9 Your warriors, O Teman, will be terrified, and everyone in Esau's mountains will be cut down in the slaughter.
10 Because of the slaughter and violence done to your brother Jacob, shame will cover you, and you will be destroyed forever. 10 Because of the violence against your brother Jacob, you will be covered with shame; you will be destroyed forever.
11 You stood nearby, strangers carried off his wealth, and foreigners entered his gates and cast lots for Jerusalem; you too were like one of them. 11 On the day you stood aloof while strangers carried off his wealth and foreigners entered his gates and cast lots for Jerusalem, you were like one of them.
12 But you should have taken no pleasure over your brother on the day of his misery; you shouldn't have rejoiced over the people of Judah on the day of their devastation; you shouldn't have bragged on their day of hardship. 12 You should not look down on your brother in the day of his misfortune, nor rejoice over the people of Judah in the day of their destruction, nor boast so much in the day of their trouble.
13 You shouldn't have entered the gate of my people on the day of their defeat; you shouldn't have even looked on his suffering on the day of his disaster; you shouldn't have stolen his possessions on the day of his distress. 13 You should not march through the gates of my people in the day of their disaster, nor look down on them in their calamity in the day of their disaster, nor seize their wealth in the day of their disaster.
14 You shouldn't have waited on the roads to destroy his escapees; you shouldn't have handed over his survivors on the day of defeat. 14 You should not wait at the crossroads to cut down their fugitives, nor hand over their survivors in the day of their trouble.
15 The day of the LORD is near against all the nations. As you have done, so it will be done to you; your actions will make you suffer! 15 "The day of the LORD is near for all nations. As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head.
16 Just as you have drunk on my holy mountain, so will all the nations around you drink; they will drink and swallow quickly, and they will be like they've never been before. 16 Just as you drank on my holy hill, so all the nations will drink continually; they will drink and drink and be as if they had never been.
17 But on Mount Zion there will be those who escape, and it will be holy; and the house of Jacob will drive out those who drove them out. 17 But on Mount Zion will be deliverance; it will be holy, and the house of Jacob will possess its inheritance.
18 The house of Jacob will be a fire, the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau straw; they will burn them up completely, and there will be no one left of the house of Esau, for the LORD has spoken. 18 The house of Jacob will be a fire and the house of Joseph a flame; the house of Esau will be stubble, and they will set it on fire and consume it. There will be no survivors from the house of Esau." The LORD has spoken.
19 Those of the arid southern plain will possess Mount Esau, and those of the western foothills, the land of the Philistines; they will possess the land of Ephraim and the land of Samaria, and Benjamin will possess Gilead. 19 People from the Negev will occupy the mountains of Esau, and people from the foothills will possess the land of the Philistines. They will occupy the fields of Ephraim and Samaria, and Benjamin will possess Gilead.
20 Those who remain of the Israelites will possess the land of the Canaanites as far as Zarephath; and those left from Jerusalem and who are now living in Sepharad will possess the cities of the arid southern plain. 20 This company of Israelite exiles who are in Canaan will possess [the land] as far as Zarephath; the exiles from Jerusalem who are in Sepharad will possess the towns of the Negev.
21 The deliverers will go up to Mount Zion to rule Mount Esau, and the kingdom will be the LORD's. 21 Deliverers will go up on Mount Zion to govern the mountains of Esau. And the kingdom will be the LORD's.