MLV(i) 1 The vision of Obadiah. The lord Jehovah says thus concerning Edom: We have heard news from Jehovah and an ambassador is sent among the nations, saying, Arise and let us rise up against her in battle. 2 Behold, I have made you small among the nations. You are greatly despised.
3 The pride of your heart has deceived you, O you who dwell in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high, who says in his heart, Who will bring me down to the ground? 4 Though you mount on high as the eagle and though your nest is set among the stars, I will bring you down from there, says Jehovah.
5 If thieves came to you, if robbers by night (how you are cut off!), they would not steal only till they had enough? If grape gatherers came to you, would they not leave some gleaning grapes?
6 How are the things of Esau searched! How are his hidden treasures sought out! 7 All the men of your confederacy have brought you on your way, even to the border. The men who were at peace with you have deceived you and prevailed against you. Those who eat your bread lay a snare under you. There is no understanding in him.
8 Jehovah says, Shall I not in that day, destroy the wise men out of Edom and understanding out of the mountain of Esau? 9 And your mighty men, O Teman, will be dismayed, to the end that everyone may be cut off from the mountain of Esau by slaughter.
10 Shame will cover you for the violence done to your brother Jacob and you will be cut off everlasting. 11 In the day that you stood on the other side, in the day that strangers carried away his substance and foreigners entered into his gates and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even you were as one of them.
12 But do not look on the day of your brother in the day of his disaster and rejoice not over the sons of Judah in the day of their destruction, nor speak proudly in the day of distress. 13 Do not enter into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity.
Yes, do not look on their affliction in the day of their calamity, nor lay you* hands on their substance in the day of their calamity. 14 And stand not in the crossway, to cut off those of his who escape and do not deliver up those of his who remain in the day of distress.
15 For the day of Jehovah is near upon all the nations. As you have done, it will be done to you. Your dealing will return upon your own head. 16 For as you* have drunk upon my holy mountain, so will all the nations drink continually. Yes, they will drink and swallow down and will be as though they had not been.
17 But in Mount Zion there will be those who escape and it will be holy and the house of Jacob will possess their possessions. 18 And the house of Jacob will be a fire and the house of Joseph a flame and the house of Esau for stubble. And they will burn among them and devour them and there will not be any remaining to the house of Esau, for Jehovah has spoken it.
19 And those of the South will possess the mountain of Esau and those of the lowland the Philistines. And they will possess the field of Ephraim and the field of Samaria and Benjamin will possess Gilead.
20 And the captives of this host of the sons of Israel, who are among the Canaanites, will possess even to Zarephath. And the captives of Jerusalem who are in Sepharad will possess the cities of the South. 21 And saviors will come up on Mount Zion to judge the mountain of Esau and the kingdom will be Jehovah's.