King James VersionObadiah1


1 The vi­sion of Oba­di­ah. Thus saith the Lord GOD con­cern­ing Edom; We have heard a ru­mour from the LORD, and an am­bas­sador is sent among the hea­then, Arise ye, and let us rise up against her in bat­tle. 2 Be­hold, I have made thee small among the hea­then: thou art great­ly de­spised. 3 The pride of thine heart hath de­ceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habi­ta­tion is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground? 4 Though thou ex­alt thyself as the ea­gle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD. 5 If thieves came to thee, if rob­bers by night, (how art thou cut off! ) would they not have stolen till they had enough? if the grape­gath­er­ers came to thee, would they not leave some grapes? 6 How are the things of Esau searched out! how are his hid­den things sought up! 7 All the men of thy con­fed­er­a­cy have brought thee even to the bor­der: the men that were at peace with thee have de­ceived thee, and pre­vailed against thee; they that eat thy bread have laid a wound un­der thee: there is none un­der­stand­ing in him. 8 Shall I not in that day, saith the LORD, even de­stroy the wise men out of Edom, and un­der­stand­ing out of the mount of Esau? 9 And thy mighty men, O Te­man, shall be dis­mayed, to the end that ev­ery one of the mount of Esau may be cut off by slaugh­ter. 10 For thy vi­o­lence against thy broth­er Ja­cob shame shall cov­er thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ev­er. 11 In the day that thou stood­est 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 thou wast as one of them. 12 But thou shouldest not have looked on the day of thy broth­er in the day that he be­came a stranger; nei­ther shouldest thou have re­joiced over the chil­dren of Ju­dah in the day of their de­struc­tion; nei­ther shouldest thou have spo­ken proud­ly in the day of dis­tress. 13 Thou shouldest not have en­tered into the gate of my peo­ple in the day of their calami­ty; yea, thou shouldest 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; 14 Nei­ther shouldest thou have stood in the cross­way, to cut off those of his that did es­cape; nei­ther shouldest thou have de­liv­ered up those of his that did re­main in the day of dis­tress. 15 For the day of the LORD is near upon all the hea­then: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy re­ward shall re­turn upon thine own head. 16 For as ye 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. 17 But upon mount Zion shall be de­liv­er­ance, and there shall be ho­li­ness; and the house of Ja­cob shall pos­sess their pos­ses­sions. 18 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 hath spo­ken it. 19 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. 20 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. 21 And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the king­dom shall be the LORD'S.