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


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] grapes?

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]


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 Esau?

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 slaughter.

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


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 calamity;

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 distress.

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 possessions.

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 [it].

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.