1The vision of Obadiah.
Edom’s Certain Judgment
This is what the Lord God has said about Edom: #Gn 25:30Ps 137:7Is 21:11-1234:1-1763:1-6Ezk 25:12-14Am 1:11-12Mal 1:2-5
We have heard a message from the Lord; #Jr 49:14-16
a messenger has been sent #Is 18:2|NoBook| 30:4 among the nations:
“Rise up, #Jr 6:4-5 and let us go to war against her.” # = Edom
2Look, I will make you insignificant #Nm 24:18Is 23:9
among the nations;
you will be deeply despised.
3Your presumptuous heart has deceived you, #Is 16:6
you who live in clefts of the rock # Or in Sela ; probably = Petra # Probably Petra #2Kg 14:72Ch 25:12
in your home on the heights,
who say to yourself,
“Who can bring me down to the ground? ” #Is 14:13-15
4Though you seem to soar # Or to build high like an eagle #Jb 20:6-7Hab 2:9
and make your nest among the stars, #Is 14:12-15
even from there I will bring you down.
This is the Lord’s declaration.
5If thieves came to you, #Jr 49:9
if marauders by night —
how ravaged you would be! —
wouldn’t they steal only what they wanted?
If grape pickers came to you,
wouldn’t they leave some grapes? #Lv 19:10|NoBook| 25:5
6How Esau will be pillaged, #Jr 49:10
his hidden treasures searched out! #Mal 1:2-3
7Everyone who has a treaty with you #Ps 55:20Jr 30:14Am 1:9
will drive you to the border;
everyone at peace with you
will deceive and conquer you.
Those who eat your bread #Ps 41:9
will set # Some LXX mss, Sym, Tg, Vg; MT reads They will set your bread as a trap for you.
He will be unaware of it. #Jr 49:7
8In that day —
this is the Lord’s declaration —
will I not eliminate the wise ones of Edom #Jb 4:15:12-14
and those who understand
from the hill country of Esau?
9Teman, # = a region or city in Edom #Gn 36:111Ch 1:45Jb 2:11Hab 3:3 your warriors #Jr 49:22 will be terrified
so that everyone from the hill country of Esau
will be destroyed by slaughter. #Is 34:5-863:1-3Jr 49:7Ezk 25:13Am 1:12Ob 5
Edom’s Sins against Judah
10You will be covered with shame
and destroyed forever
because of violence done to your brother Jacob. #Ezk 25:12-14Jl 3:19Am 1:11
11On the day you stood aloof, #Ps 83:5-6|NoBook| 137:7Am 1:6
on the day strangers captured his wealth, # Or forces
while foreigners entered his gate
and cast lots for Jerusalem, #Jl 3:3Nah 3:10
you were just like one of them. #2Ch 21:17Ezk 35:10
12Do not # Or You should not throughout vv. 12-14 gloat over your brother #Mc 4:11|NoBook| 7:10
in the day of his calamity;
do not rejoice over the people of Judah #Ps 83:1-6137:7-9Lm 4:21-22Ezk 35:15|NoBook| 36:5
in the day of their destruction;
do not boastfully mock # Lit not make your mouth big #Ps 31:18Ezk 35:12
in the day of distress. #Gn 35:3Ps 50:15Jr 16:19
13Do not enter the gate of My people
in the day of their disaster. #Ezk 35:5
Yes, you — do not gloat over their misery
in the day of their disaster
and do not appropriate their possessions #Ezk 35:1036:2-3
in the day of their disaster.
14Do not stand at the crossroads # Hb obscure #Is 16:3-4
to cut off their fugitives,
and do not hand over their survivors
in the day of distress.
Judgment of the Nations
15For the Day of the Lord #Jl 1:15|NoBook| 2:1Am 5:18 is near,
against all the nations. #Is 13:6Jl 3:14Zph 1:7
As you have done, #Jr 50:29|NoBook| 51:56 so it will be done to you;
what you deserve will return on your own head. #Jr 50:15Ezk 35:11
16As you have drunk on My holy mountain, #Jr 49:12
so all the nations will drink continually. #Is 51:22-23
They will drink and gulp down
and be as though they had never been.
17But there will be a deliverance on Mount Zion, #Is 4:2-3
and it will be holy; #Is 66:20Jl 2:32
the house of Jacob will dispossess #Is 14:1-2Am 9:11-15
those who dispossessed them. # DSS, LXX, Syr, Vg, Tg; MT reads Jacob will possess its inheritance #Ezk 36:2-5
18Then the house of Jacob will be a blazing fire, #Is 5:249:18-19Am 1:12Zch 12:6
and the house of Joseph, a burning flame,
but the house of Esau will be stubble;
Jacob # Lit they will set them on fire and consume Edom. # Lit them
Therefore no survivor will remain #Jr 11:23
of the house of Esau,
for the Lord has spoken.
Future Blessing for Israel
19People from the Negev will possess #Is 11:14
the hill country of Esau; #Am 9:11-12
those from the Judean foothills will possess
the land of the Philistines. #Is 11:14
They # = The house of Jacob will possess
the territories of Ephraim and Samaria, #Jr 31:5|NoBook| 32:44
while Benjamin will possess Gilead.
20The exiles of the Israelites who are in Halah # Or of this host of the Israelites ; Hb obscure
and who are among the Canaanites as far as Zarephath #1Kg 17:9-10Lk 4:26
as well as the exiles of Jerusalem who are in Sepharad
will possess the cities of the Negev. #Jr 32:44|NoBook| 33:13
21Saviors # Or Those who have been delivered will ascend Mount Zion #Neh 9:27Is 4:5|NoBook| 18:7|NoBook| 24:23Dn 2:44Mc 4:7
to rule over the hill country of Esau,
but the kingdom will be the Lord’s. #Ps 22:2847:7-9|NoBook| 67:4Zch 14:9