Obadiah 1:10

10 Because of the violence against your brother Jacob, you will be covered with shame; you will be destroyed forever.

Read Obadiah 1:10 Using Other Translations

For thy violence against thy brother Jacob shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ever.
Because of the violence done to your brother Jacob, shame shall cover you, and you shall be cut off forever.
“Because of the violence you did to your close relatives in Israel, you will be filled with shame and destroyed forever.

What does Obadiah 1:10 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Obadiah 1:10

For [thy] violence against thy brother Jacob
Which is aggravated: by being against Jacob, an honest plain hearted man, and whom the Lord loved; his brother, his own brother, a twin brother, yea, his only brother; yet this is to be understood, not so much of the violence of Esau against Jacob personally, though there is an allusion to that; as of the violence of the posterity of the one against the posterity of the other; and not singly of the violence shown at the destruction of Jerusalem, but in general of the anger they bore, the wrath they showed, and the injuries they did to their brethren the Jews, on all occasions, whenever they had an opportunity, of which the following is a notorious instance; and for which more especially, as well as for the above things, they are threatened with ruin: shame shall cover thee;
as a garment; they shall be filled with blushing, and covered with confusion, when convicted of their sin, and punished for it: and thou shalt be cut off for ever;
from being a nation; either by Nebuchadnezzar; or in the times of the Maccabees by Hyrcanus, when they were subdued by the Jews, and were incorporated among them, and never since was a separate people or kingdom.

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