1The visionof Obadiah. Thus saiththe LordGODconcerning Edom; We have hearda rumourfrom the LORD, and an ambassadoris sentamong the heathen, Ariseye, and let us rise upagainst her in battle.
2Behold, I have madethee smallamong the heathen: thou art greatlydespised. 3The prideof thine hearthath deceivedthee, thou that dwellestin the cleftsof the rock, whose habitation is high; that saithin his heart, Who shall bring me downto the ground?
4Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou setthy nestamong the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saiththe LORD. 5If thievescameto thee, if robbersby night, ( how art thou cut off!) would they not have stolentill they had enough? if the grapegathererscameto thee, would they not leave some grapes? 6 How are the things of Esausearched out! how are his hiddenthings sought up! 7All the menof thy confederacyhave brought thee even to the border: the menthat were at peacewith thee have deceived thee, and prevailed against thee; they that eat thy breadhave laida wound under thee: there is none understanding in him.
8Shall I not in that day, saiththe LORD, even destroythe wise men out of Edom, and understandingout of the mountof Esau? 9And thy mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed, to the end that every oneof the mountof Esaumay be cut offby slaughter. 10 For thy violenceagainst thy brotherJacobshameshall coverthee, and thou shalt be cut offfor ever. 11In the daythat thou stoodeston the other side, in the daythat the strangerscarried away captivehis forces, and foreignersenteredinto his gates, and castlotsupon Jerusalem, even thou wast as one of them. 12But thou shouldest not have lookedon the dayof thy brotherin the daythat he became a stranger; neither shouldest thou have rejoicedover the childrenof Judahin the dayof their destruction; neither shouldest thou have spokenproudlyin the dayof distress. 13Thou shouldest not have enteredinto the gateof my peoplein the dayof their calamity; yea, thou shouldest not have lookedon their afflictionin the dayof their calamity, nor have laid hands on their substancein the dayof their calamity; 14Neither shouldest thou have stoodin the crossway, to cut offthose of his that did escape; neither shouldest thou have delivered upthose of his that did remainin the dayof distress.
15For the dayof the LORD is nearupon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be doneunto thee: thy rewardshall returnupon thine own head. 16For as ye have drunkupon my holymountain, so shall all the heathendrinkcontinually, yea, they shall drink, and they shall swallow down, and they shall be as though they had not been. 17But upon mountZionshall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the houseof Jacobshall possesstheir possessions.
18And the houseof Jacobshall be a fire, and the houseof Josepha flame, and the houseof Esaufor stubble, and they shall kindlein them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remainingof the houseof Esau; for the LORDhath spoken it. 19 And they of the southshall possessthe mountof Esau; and they of the plainthe Philistines: and they shall possessthe fieldsof Ephraim, and the fieldsof Samaria: and Benjamin shall possess Gilead. 20And the captivityof this hostof the childrenof Israel shall possess that of the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath; and the captivityof Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad, shall possessthe citiesof the south. 21And savioursshall come upon mountZionto judgethe mountof Esau; and the kingdomshall be the LORD’s.