OBA 01:01 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.

OBA 01:02 Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen: thou

art greatly despised.

OBA 01:03 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?

OBA 01:04 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.

OBA 01:05 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]


OBA 01:06 How are [the things] of Esau searched out! [how] are

his hidden things sought up!

OBA 01:07 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.

OBA 01:08 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?

OBA 01:09 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


OBA 01:10 For [thy] violence against thy brother Jacob shame

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

OBA 01:11 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.

OBA 01:12 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.

OBA 01:13 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


OBA 01:14 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


OBA 01:15 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.

OBA 01:16 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.

OBA 01:17 But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there

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


OBA 01:18 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


OBA 01:19 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.

OBA 01:20 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.

OBA 01:21 And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the

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