Obadiah 1; Psalms 82; Psalms 83

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Obadiah 1

1 This is what the Lord God has said about Edom: We have heard a message from the Lord; an envoy has been sent among the nations: Rise up, and let us go to war against her.
2 Look, I will make you insignificant among the nations; you will be deeply despised.
3 Your presumptuous heart has deceived you, you who live in clefts of the rock in your home on the heights, who say to yourself: Who can bring me down to the ground?
4 Though you seem to soar like an eagle and make your nest among the stars, even from there I will bring you down. [This is]* the Lord's declaration.
5 If thieves came to you, if marauders by night- how ravaged you will be!- wouldn't they steal only what they wanted? If grape pickers came to you, wouldn't they leave some grapes?
6 How Esau will be pillaged, his hidden treasures searched out!
7 Everyone who has a treaty with you will drive you to the border; everyone at peace with you will deceive and conquer you. Those who eat your bread will set a trap for you. He will be unaware of it.
8 In that day- the Lord's declaration- will I not eliminate the wise ones of Edom and those who understand from the hill country of Esau?
9 Teman, your warriors will be terrified so that everyone from the hill country of Esau will be destroyed by slaughter.
10 You will be covered with shame and destroyed forever because of violence done to your brother Jacob.
11 On the day you stood aloof, on the day strangers captured his wealth, while foreigners entered his gate and cast lots for Jerusalem, you were just like one of them.
12 Do not gloat over your brother in the day of his calamity; do not rejoice over the people of Judah in the day of their destruction; do not boastfully mock in the day of distress.
13 Do not enter the gate of My people in the day of their disaster. Yes, you-do not gloat over their misery in the day of their disaster and do not appropriate their possessions in the day of their disaster.
14 Do not stand at the crossroads to cut off their fugitives, and do not hand over their survivors in the day of distress.
15 For the Day of the Lord is near, against all the nations. As you have done, so it will be done to you; what you deserve will return on your own head.
16 For as you have drunk on My holy mountain, so all the nations will drink continually. They will drink and gulp down and be as though they had never been.
17 But there will be a deliverance on Mount Zion, and it will be holy; the house of Jacob will dispossess those who dispossessed them.
18 Then the house of Jacob will be a [blazing] fire, and the house of Joseph a [burning] flame, but the house of Esau will be stubble; they will set them on fire and consume them. Therefore no survivor will remain of the house of Esau, for the Lord has spoken.
19 [People from] the Negev will possess the hill country of Esau; [those from] the Judean foothills will possess [the land of] the Philistines. They will possess the territories of Ephraim and Samaria, while Benjamin will possess Gilead.
20 The exiles of the Israelites who are in Halah who are among the Canaanites as far as Zarephath and the exiles of Jerusalem who are in Sepharad will possess the cities of the Negev.
21 Saviors will ascend Mount Zion to rule over the hill country of Esau, but the kingdom will be the Lord's.
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Psalms 82

1 God has taken His place in the divine assembly; He judges among the gods:
2 "How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah
3 Provide justice for the needy and the fatherless; uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute.
4 Rescue the poor and needy; save them from the hand of the wicked."
5 They do not know or understand; they wander in darkness. All the foundations of the earth are shaken.
6 I said, "You are gods; you are all sons of the Most High.
7 However, you will die like men and fall like any other ruler."
8 Rise up, God, judge the earth, for all the nations belong to You.
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Psalms 83

1 God, do not keep silent. Do not be deaf, God; do not be idle.
2 See how Your enemies make an uproar; those who hate You have acted arrogantly.
3 They devise clever schemes against Your people; they conspire against Your treasured ones.
4 They say, "Come, let us wipe them out as a nation so that Israel's name will no longer be remembered."
5 For they have conspired with one mind; they form an alliance against You-
6 the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, Moab and the Hagrites,
7 Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek, Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre.
8 Even Assyria has joined them; they lend support to the sons of Lot. Selah
9 Deal with them as [You did] with Midian, as [You did] with Sisera and Jabin at the Kishon River.
10 They were destroyed at En-dor; they became manure for the ground.
11 Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb, and all their tribal leaders like Zebah and Zalmunna,
12 who said, "Let us seize God's pastures for ourselves."
13 Make them like tumbleweed, my God, like straw before the wind.
14 As fire burns a forest, as a flame blazes through mountains,
15 so pursue them with Your tempest and terrify them with Your storm.
16 Cover their faces with shame so that they will seek Your name, Lord.
17 Let them be put to shame and terrified forever; let them perish in disgrace.
18 May they know that You alone- whose name is Yahweh- are the Most High over all the earth.
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