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Obadiah 1

Edom Will Be Humbled

1 The vision of Obadiah. Thus says the Lord aGOD concerning 1Edom - 2We have heard a report from the LORD, And an 3envoy has been sent among the nations saying, "4Arise and let us go against her for battle "-
2 "Behold, I will make you 5small among the nations; You are greatly despised.
3 "The 6arrogance of your heart has deceived you, You who live in the clefts of bthe 7rock, In the loftiness of your dwelling place, Who say in your heart, '8Who will bring me down to earth?'
4 "Though you 9build high like the eagle, Though you set your nest among the 10stars, From there I will bring you down," declares the LORD.
5 "If 11thieves came to you, If crobbers by night - O how you will be ruined!- Would they not steal only duntil they had enough? If grape gatherers came to you, 12Would they not leave some gleanings?
6 "O how Esau will be 13ransacked, And his hidden treasures searched out!
7 "All the 14men eallied 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 16no understanding fin him.)
8 "Will I not on that day," declares the LORD, "17Destroy wise men from Edom And understanding from the mountain of Esau?
9 "Then your 18mighty men will be dismayed, O 19Teman, So that everyone may be 20cut off from the mountain of Esau by slaughter.
10 "Because of 21violence to your brother Jacob, gYou will be covered with shame, 22And you will be cut off forever.
11 "On the day that you 23stood aloof *, On the day that strangers carried off his wealth, And foreigners entered his gate And 24cast lots for Jerusalem - 25You too were as one of them.
12 "26Do not hgloat over your brother's day, 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.
13 "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.
14 "Do not 31stand at the fork of the road To cut down their fugitives; And do not imprison their survivors In the day of their distress.

The Day of the LORD and the Future

15 "For the 32day of the LORD draws near on all the nations. 33As you have done, it will be done to you. Your 34dealings will return on your own head.
16 "Because just as you 35drank on 36My holy mountain, All the nations 37will drink continually. They will drink and kswallow And become as if they had never existed.
17 "But on Mount 38Zion there will be those who escape, And it will be holy. And the house of Jacob will 39possess their possessions.
18 "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 set lthem on fire and consume mthem, So that there will be 41no survivor of the house of Esau," For the LORD has spoken.
19 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.
20 And the exiles of this host of the sons of Israel, Who are among the Canaanites as far as 45Zarephath, And the exiles of Jerusalem who are in Sepharad Will possess the 46cities of the Negev.
21 The 47deliverers will ascend Mount Zion To judge the mountain of Esau, And the 48kingdom will be the LORD'S.
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