CLV(i) 1 The vision of Obadiah. Thus says my Lord Yahweh concerning Edom:We hear a report from Yahweh, and an agent is sent among the nations. Rise! And let us rise against her for battle!" 2 Behold! I have made you small among the nations. Despised are you exceedingly. 3 The arrogance of your heart lures you, O tabernacler in the holes of the crag. A height is his dwelling; he is saying in his heart, Who will bring me down to earth? 4 If you are elevated as the vulture, and if your nest is placed between the stars, thence will I bring you down (averring is Yahweh)." 5 If thieves come to you, if devastators of the night--how you are stilled! Will they not steal their quota? If grape pickers come to you, will they not let clean-gleanings remain? 6 How the things of Esau will be searched! His secluded things will be extruded! 7 Unto your boundary they send you; all the mortals of your covenant lure you, and the mortals bidding you peace will prevail against you--they shall make your bread a malady under you. There is no understanding by it." 8 Will it not be in that day, (averring is Yahweh), that I shall destroy the wise from Edom, and understanding from mount Esau? 9 Your masters, Teman, shall be dismayed, that each man may be cut off from mount Esau by being despatched." 10 Because of wrong done to your brother Jacob, shame shall cover you, and you shall be cut off for the eon." 11 In the day that you stood aloof, in that day aliens captured his army, and foreigners entered his gateways, and over Jerusalem they handled the lot. Moreover, you were as one of them!" 12 Yet you must not stare in the day of your brother, in the day of his disaster. And you must not rejoice over the sons of Judah, in the day of their destruction. And you must not magnify your mouth, in the day of distress." 13 You must not enter into the gateway of My people, in the day of their calamity. Moreover, you must not see his evil, in the day of his calamity. And you must not be set to fight against his army, in the day of his calamity." 14 And you must not stand at the breach to cut off his delivered ones. And you must not enclose his survivors, in the day of distress." 15 For near is the day of Yahweh over all the nations. Just as you do, it shall be done to you. Your requital shall return on your own head." 16 For just as you drink on My holy mountain, so shall all the nations drink turbid wine, and they shall drink and swallow absinth, and they shall become as if not having become." 17 Yet in mount Zion deliverance shall come to be, and it will become holy. And the house of Jacob shall tenant their own tenancies." 18 And the house of Jacob shall become a fire, and the house of Joseph a blaze, and the house of Esau for straw, and they shall flare among them and devour them. And there shall not be a survivor for the house of Esau, for Yahweh speaks." 19 And they of the south rim shall tenant mount Esau, and they of the lowland, the Philistines, and they shall tenant the field of Ephraim, and the field of Samaria, and Benjamin shall tenant Gilead." 20 And the deportation, these valorous of the sons of Israel, shall tenant the land which is the Canaanites' unto Zarephas, and the deportation of Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad, shall tenant the cities of the south rim." 21 And saviours shall come up in mount Zion, to judge mount Esau. And the kingdom shall become Yahweh's."