vision of Obadiah. Thus says the Lord GOD concerning Edom; We have heard a rumour
from the LORD, and an ambassador is sent among the heathen, Arise all of you,
and let us rise up against her in battle.
Behold, I have made you small among the heathen: you are
pride of yours heart has deceived you, you that dwell in the clefts of the rock,
whose habitation is high; that says in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the
you exalt yourself as the eagle, and though you set your nest among the stars,
thence will I bring you down, says the LORD.
If thieves came to you, if robbers by night, (how are you
cut off!) would they not have stolen till they had enough? if the grape-gatherers
came to you, would they not leave some grapes?
How are the things of Esau searched out! how are his hidden
things sought up!
the men of your confederacy have brought you even to the border: the men that
were at peace with you have deceived you, and prevailed against you; that they
eat your bread have laid a wound under you: there is none understanding in him.
I not in that day, says the LORD, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding
out of the mount of Esau?
And your mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed, to the
end that every one of the mount of Esau may be cut off by slaughter.
For your violence against your brother Jacob shame shall
cover you, and you shall be cut off for ever.
In the day that you stood on the other side, in the day
that the strangers carried away captive his forces, and foreigners entered into
his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even you were as one of them.
you should not have looked on the day of your brother in the day that he became
a stranger; neither should you have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the
day of their destruction; neither should you have spoken proudly in the day of
should not have entered into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity;
yea, you should not have looked on their affliction in the day of their calamity,
nor have laid hands on their substance in the day of their calamity;
Neither should you have stood in the crossway, to cut off
those of his that did escape; neither should you have delivered up those of his
that did remain in the day of distress.
For the day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen: as
you have done, it shall be done unto you: your reward shall return upon yours
as all of you have drunk upon my holy mountain, so shall all the heathen drink
continually, yea, they shall drink, and they shall swallow down, and they shall
be as though they had not been.
But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall
be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.
And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of
Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them,
and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for
the LORD has spoken it.
And they of the south shall possess the mount of Esau; and
they of the plain the Philistines: and they shall possess the fields of Ephraim,
and the fields of Samaria: and Benjamin shall possess Gilead.
And the captivity of this host of the children of Israel
shall possess that of the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath; and the captivity of
Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the south.
saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom
shall be the LORD's.