OB-1:1 The vision of Obadiah. Thus saith the Lord GOD concerning

Edom; We have heard a rumour from the LORD, and an ambassador is

sent among the heathen, Arise ye, and let us rise up against her

in battle.

OB-1:2 Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen: thou

art greatly despised.

OB-1:3 The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that

dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation [is] high;

that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?

OB-1:4 Though thou exalt [thyself] as the eagle, and though thou

set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down,

saith the LORD.

OB-1:5 If thieves came to thee, if robbers by night, (how art

thou cut off!) would they not have stolen till they had enough?

if the grapegatherers came to thee, would they not leave [some]


OB-1:6 How are [the things] of Esau searched out! [how] are his

hidden things sought up!

OB-1:7 All the men of thy confederacy have brought thee [even]

to the border: the men that were at peace with thee have

deceived thee, [and] prevailed

against thee; [they that eat] thy bread have laid a wound under

thee: [there is] none understanding in him.

OB-1:8 Shall I not in that day, saith the LORD, even destroy the

wise [men] out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of


OB-1:9 And thy mighty [men], O Teman, shall be dismayed, to the

end that every one of the mount of Esau may be cut off by


OB-1:10 For [thy] violence against thy brother Jacob shame shall

cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ever.

OB-1:11 In the day that thou stoodest on the other side, in the

day that the strangers carried away captive his forces, and

foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem,

even thou [wast] as one of them.

OB-1:12 But thou shouldest not have looked on the day of thy

brother in the day that he became a stranger; neither shouldest

thou have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of

their destruction; neither shouldest thou have spoken proudly in

the day of distress.

OB-1:13 Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of my

people in the day of their calamity; yea, thou shouldest not

have looked on their affliction in the day of their calamity,

nor have laid [hands] on their substance in the day of their


OB-1:14 Neither shouldest thou have stood in the crossway, to

cut off those of his that did escape; neither shouldest thou

have delivered up those of his that did remain in the day of


OB-1:15 For the day of the LORD [is] near upon all the heathen:

as thou hast

done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon

thine own head.

OB-1:16 For as ye have drunk upon my holy mountain, [so] shall

all the heathen drink continually, yea, they shall drink, and

they shall swallow down, and they shall be as though they had

not been.

OB-1:17 But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there

shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their


OB-1:18 And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of

Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they

shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be

[any] remaining of the house of Esau; for the LORD hath spoken


OB-1:19 And [they of] the south shall possess the mount of Esau;

and [they of] the plain the Philistines: and they shall possess

the fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria: and Benjamin

[shall possess] Gilead.

OB-1:20 And the captivity of this host of the children of Israel

[shall possess] that of the Canaanites, [even] unto Zarephath;

and the captivity of Jerusalem, which [is] in Sepharad, shall

possess the cities of the south.

OB-1:21 And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the

mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD'S.