Bible: Obadiah 11

God’s Judgment on Edom|Edom’s Approaching Destruction

1:1 The vision 1  that Obadiah 2  saw. 3 

The Lord God 4  says this concerning 5  Edom: 6 

God’s Judgment on Edom|Edom’s Approaching Destruction

We have heard a report from the Lord.

An envoy was sent among the nations, saying, 7 

“Arise! Let us make war against Edom!” 8 

1:2 The Lord says, 9  “Look! I will 10  make you a weak nation; 11 

you will be greatly despised!

1:3 Your presumptuous heart 12  has deceived you –

you who reside in the safety of the rocky cliffs, 13 

whose home is high in the mountains. 14 

You think to yourself, 15 

‘No one can 16  bring me down to the ground!’ 17 

1:4 Even if you were to soar high like an eagle, 18 

even if you 19  were to make your nest among the stars,

I can bring you down even from there!” says the Lord.

1:5If thieves came to rob you 20  during the night, 21 

they would steal only as much as they wanted! 22 

If grape pickers came to harvest your vineyards, 23 

they would leave some behind for the poor! 24 

But you will be totally destroyed! 25 

1:6 How the people of Esau 26  will be thoroughly plundered! 27 

Their 28  hidden valuables will be ransacked! 29 

1:7 All your allies 30  will force 31  you from your homeland! 32 

Your treaty partners 33  will deceive you and overpower you.

Your trusted friends 34  will set an ambush 35  for 36  you

that will take you by surprise! 37 

1:8 At that time,” 38  the Lord says,

I will destroy the wise sages of Edom! 39 

the advisers 40  from Esau’s mountain! 41 

1:9 Your warriors will be shattered, O Teman, 42 

so that 43  everyone 44  will be destroyed 45  from Esau’s mountain!

Edom’s Treachery Against Judah

1:10Because 46  you violently slaughtered 47  your relatives, 48  the people of Jacob, 49 

shame will cover you, and you will be destroyed 50  forever.

1:11 You stood aloof 51  while strangers took his army 52  captive,

and foreigners advanced to his gates. 53 

When they cast lots 54  over Jerusalem, 55 

you behaved as though you were in league 56  with them.

1:12 You should not 57  have gloated 58  when your relatives 59  suffered calamity. 60 

You should not have rejoiced over the people of Judah when they were destroyed. 61 

You should not have boasted 62  when they suffered adversity. 63 

1:13 You should not have entered the city 64  of my people when they experienced distress. 65 

You should not have joined 66  in gloating over their misfortune when they suffered distress. 67 

You should not have looted 68  their wealth when they endured distress. 69 

1:14 You should not have stood at the fork in the road 70  to slaughter 71  those trying to escape. 72 

You should not have captured their refugees when they suffered adversity. 73 

The Coming Day of the Lord

1:15For the day of the Lord 74  is approaching 75  for all the nations! 76 

Just as you have done, so it will be done to you.

You will get exactly what your deeds deserve. 77 

1:16 For just as you 78  have drunk 79  on my holy mountain,

so all the nations will drink continually. 80 

They will drink, and they will gulp down;

they will be as though they had never been.

1:17 But on Mount Zion there will be a remnant of those who escape, 81 

and it will be a holy place once again.

The descendants 82  of Jacob will conquer 83 

those who had conquered them. 84 

1:18 The descendants of Jacob will be a fire,

and the descendants of Joseph a flame.

The descendants of Esau will be like stubble.

They will burn them up and devour them.

There will not be a single survivor 85  of the descendants of Esau!”

Indeed, the Lord has spoken it.

1:19 The people of the Negev 86  will take possession 87  of Esau’s mountain,

and the people of the Shephelah 88  will take

possession 89  of the land of 90  the Philistines.

They will also take possession of the territory of Ephraim and the territory of Samaria,

and the people of Benjamin will take possession 91  of Gilead. 92 

1:20 The exiles of this fortress 93  of the people of Israel

will take possession 94  of what belongs to

the people of Canaan, as far as Zarephath, 95 

and the exiles of Jerusalem 96  who are in Sepharad 97 

will take possession of the towns of the Negev.

1:21 Those who have been delivered 98  will go up on Mount Zion

in order to rule over 99  Esau’s mountain.

Then the Lord will reign as King! 100 

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