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I. The introductory word 1:1
II. Jehovah's dealing with Edom vv. 1-9
Obad. 1 :1 1:1 The vision of 1Obadiah.
Thus says the Lord Jehovah concerning 2aEdom,
bWe have heard a report from Jehovah,
And an envoy has been sent among the nations:
Arise, and let us rise up against it for battle.
Obad. 1 :2 1:2 Indeed I have made you small among the nations;
You are very despised.
Obad. 1 :3 1:3 The arrogance of your heart has beguiled you,
O you who dwell in the clefts of the rock,
Whose habitation is lofty,
Who says in his heart,
Who will bring me down to the ground?
Obad. 1 :4 1:4 Though you set yourself on high like the eagle
And though you make your nest among the stars,
I will abring you down from there,
Declares Jehovah.
Obad. 1 :5 1:5 If athieves came to you,
If spoilers in the night —
How you would be cut off! —
Would they not steal only their fill?
If grape gatherers came to you,
Would they not leave gleanings?
Obad. 1 :6 1:6 How thoroughly searched Esau is!
How sought out his hidden treasures are!
Obad. 1 :7 1:7 All the men of your 1confederacy
Have sent you away to the border;
The men who were at peace with you
Have deceived you; they have prevailed against you.
They make your bread
A snare under you.
There is no understanding in him.
Obad. 1 :8 1:8 Will I not in that day,
Declares Jehovah,
Destroy the wise men from Edom,
And understanding from the mountain of Esau?
Obad. 1 :9 1:9 And your mighty men will be dismayed, O Teman,
So that each one is cut off from the mountain of Esau by slaughter.
III. The evils of Edom vv. 10-14
Obad. 1 :10 1:10 Because of the aviolence against your 1brother Jacob,
Shame will cover you, and you will be cut off bforever.
Obad. 1 :11 1:11 In the day that you stood on the side,
In the day that strangers took his substance captive
And foreigners entered into his gates
And acast lots over Jerusalem,
You also were like one of them.
Obad. 1 :12 1:12 But do not look to the day of your brother, To the day of his misfortune;
aNeither rejoice concerning the children of Judah
In the day of their destruction,
Nor boast
In the day of distress.
Obad. 1 :13 1:13 Do not enter the gate of My people
In the day of their calamity;
Do not look, even you, on his affliction
In the day of his calamity,
Nor send forth your hands on his substance
In the day of his calamity.
Obad. 1 :14 1:14 And do not stand at the crossroads
To cut off those of his who escape,
Nor deliver those of his who survive
In the day of distress.
IV. The day of Jehovah upon all the nations vv. 15-16
Obad. 1 :15 1:15 For the 1aday of Jehovah is near
Upon all the nations:
2As you have done, it bwill be done to you;
Your recompense will return upon your head.
Obad. 1 :16 1:16 For as you have adrunk the cup of wrath upon My holy mountain,
All the nations will drink the same continually;
Indeed they will drink and swallow down,
And they will be as though they had not been.
V. The issue of Jehovah's dealing vv. 17-21
Obad. 1 :17 1:17 1But in Mount aZion
There will be those who have escaped,
And it will be holy.
And the house of Jacob will possess
Their possessions.
Obad. 1 :18 1:18 And the house of Jacob will be a fire,
And the house of Joseph a flame;
And the house of Esau will be as stubble,
And they will burn among them and devour them;
And there will be no survivor
To the house of Esau,
For Jehovah has spoken.
Obad. 1 :19 1:19 And those of the south will possess the mountain of Esau,
And those of the lowlands, the Philistines;
Indeed they will possess the field of Ephraim
And the field of Samaria,
And Benjamin will possess Gilead.
Obad. 1 :20 1:20 And the captivity of this host of the children of Israel,
Who are among the Canaanites, will possess as far as Zarephath;
And the captivity of Jerusalem, who are in Sepharad,
Will possess the cities of the south.
Obad. 1 :21 1:21 And saviors will come up on Mount Zion
To judge the mountain of Esau,
And the akingdom will be Jehovah’s.
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