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Obadiah 1

1The vision of Obadiah.
Edom Will Be Humbled
Thus says the Lord God #See Jer. 49:7-22; Ezek. 25:12-14 concerning Edom:
# For ver. 1-4, see Jer. 49:14-16 We have heard a report from the Lord,
and a messenger has been sent among the nations:
“Rise up! Let us rise against her for battle!”
2Behold, I will make you small among the nations;
you shall be utterly despised.#2 Or Behold, I have made you small among the nations; you are utterly despised
3 # [Num. 24:21, 22] The pride of your heart has deceived you,
you who live in the clefts of the rock,#3 Or of Sela
in your lofty dwelling,
# [Isa. 14:13-15] who say in your heart,
“Who will bring me down to the ground?”
4Though you soar aloft like the eagle,
though your nest is set among the stars,
from there I will bring you down,
declares the Lord.
5If #Jer. 49:9thieves came to you,
if plunderers came by night—
how you have been destroyed!—
would they not steal only enough for themselves?
If #Jer. 49:9grape gatherers came to you,
would they not leave gleanings?
6 # [Jer. 49:10] How Esau has been pillaged,
his treasures sought out!
7All your allies have driven you to your border;
those at peace with you have deceived you;
they have prevailed against you;
# [Ps. 41:9] those who eat your bread#7 Hebrew lacks those who eat have set a trap beneath you—
# [Jer. 49:7] you have#7 Hebrew he has no understanding.
8 # [Isa. 29:14] Will I not on that day, declares the Lord,
destroy the wise men out of Edom,
and understanding out of #[Ezek. 35:2]Mount Esau?
9And your mighty men shall be dismayed, #Amos 1:12; See 1 Chr. 1:45 O Teman,
so that every man from #[See ver. 8 above]Mount Esau will be cut off by slaughter.
Edom’s Violence Against Jacob
10 # Num. 20:20, 21 Because of the violence done to your brother Jacob,
shame shall cover you,
# [Ezek. 35:9] and you shall be cut off forever.
11 # Ps. 137:7; [Jer. 12:14] On the day that you stood aloof,
# See 2 Kgs. 25:10-20 on the day that strangers carried off his wealth
and foreigners entered his gates
# Joel 3:3 and cast lots for Jerusalem,
you were like one of them.
12 # [Ps. 22:17] But do not gloat over the day of your brother
in the day of his misfortune;
# [Mic. 4:11; 7:8] do not rejoice over the people of Judah
in the day of their ruin;
# [1 Sam. 2:3] do not boast#12 Hebrew do not enlarge your mouth
in the day of distress.
13 # [Prov. 17:5] Do not enter the gate of my people
in the day of their calamity;
# [Prov. 17:5] do not gloat over his disaster
in the day of his calamity;
# [Ezek. 35:10] do not loot his wealth
in the day of his calamity.
14 # [Ezek. 21:21] Do not stand at the crossroads
to cut off his fugitives;
do not hand over his survivors
in the day of distress.
The Day of the Lord Is Near
15For #See Joel 1:15 the day of the Lord is near upon all the nations.
# Jer. 50:29; Ezek. 35:15; Hab. 2:8 As you have done, it shall be done to you;
your deeds shall return on your own head.
16 # See Jer. 25:27, 28 For as you have drunk on #See Joel 3:17my holy mountain,
so all the nations shall drink continually;
they shall drink and swallow,
and shall be as though they had never been.
17 # [Amos 9:8]; See Joel 2:32 But in Mount Zion there shall be those who escape,
and it shall be holy,
# [Amos 9:12] and the house of Jacob shall possess their own possessions.
18 # Zech. 12:6; [Isa. 10:17; Jer. 5:14] The house of Jacob shall be a fire,
and the house of Joseph a flame,
and the house of Esau #See Joel 2:5 stubble;
they shall burn them and consume them,
# Ezek. 25:14 and there shall be no survivor for the house of Esau,
for the Lord has spoken.
The Kingdom of the Lord
19Those of #[Josh. 10:40; Judg. 1:9] the Negeb #[See ver. 17 above] shall possess #ver. 8 Mount Esau,
and those of the Shephelah shall possess #Jer. 17:26 the land of the Philistines;
they shall possess the land of Ephraim and the land of #See Jer. 23:13Samaria,
and Benjamin shall possess Gilead.
20The exiles of this host of the people of Israel
shall possess the land of the Canaanites as far as #1 Kgs. 17:9; [Luke 4:26]Zarephath,
and the exiles of Jerusalem who are in Sepharad
shall possess the cities of the Negeb.
21 # [2 Kgs. 13:5; Isa. 19:20; 1 Tim. 4:16; James 5:20] Saviors shall go up to Mount Zion
to rule #[See ver. 19 above] Mount Esau,
and #Ps. 22:28; Dan. 2:44; 7:14, 27; Zech. 14:9; Luke 1:33; 1 Cor. 15:24; Rev. 11:15; 19:6the kingdom shall be the Lord’s.

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