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Obadiah Chapter 1

1 The vision of Obadiah. Thus says the Lord GOD concerning Edom-- We have heard a report from the LORD, And an envoy has been sent among the nations {saying,} "Arise and let us go against her for battle--"

2 "Behold, I will make you small among the nations; You are greatly despised.

3 "The arrogance of your heart has deceived you, You who live in the clefts of the rock, In the loftiness of your dwelling place, Who say in your heart, 'Who will bring me down to earth?'

4 "Though you build high like the eagle, Though you set your nest among the stars, From there I will bring you down, declares the LORD."

5 "If thieves came to you, If robbers by night-- O how you will be ruined!-- Would they not steal {only} until they had enough? If grape gatherers came to you, Would they not leave {some} gleanings?

6 "O how Esau will be ransacked, {And} his hidden treasures searched out!

7 "All the men allied with you Will send you forth to the border, And the men at peace with you Will deceive you and overpower you. {They who eat} your bread Will set an ambush for you. (There is no understanding in him.)

8 "Will I not on that day, declares the LORD, "Destroy wise men from Edom And understanding from the mountain of Esau?"

9 "Then your mighty men will be dismayed, O Teman, So that everyone may be cut off from the mountain of Esau by slaughter.

10 "Because of violence to your brother Jacob, You will be covered {with} shame, And you will be cut off forever.

11 "On the day that you stood aloof, On the day that strangers carried off his wealth, And foreigners entered his gate And cast lots for Jerusalem-- You too were as one of them.

12 "Do not gloat over your brother's day, The day of his misfortune. And do not rejoice over the sons of Judah In the day of their destruction; Yes, do not boast In the day of {their} distress.

13 "Do not enter the gate of My people In the day of their disaster. Yes, you, do not gloat over their calamity In the day of their disaster. And do not loot their wealth In the day of their disaster.

14 "Do not stand at the fork of the road To cut down their fugitives; And do not imprison their survivors In the day of their distress.

15 "For the day of the LORD draws near on all the nations. As you have done, it will be done to you. Your dealings will return on your own head.

16 "Because just as you drank on My holy mountain, All the nations will drink continually. They will drink and swallow And become as if they had never existed.

17 "But on Mount Zion there will be those who escape, And it will be holy. And the house of Jacob will possess their possessions.

18 "Then the house of Jacob will be a fire And the house of Joseph a flame; But the house of Esau {will be} as stubble. And they will set them on fire and consume them, So that there will be no survivor of the house of Esau, For the LORD has spoken."

19 Then {those of} the Negev will possess the mountain of Esau, And {those of} the Shephelah the Philistine {plain;} Also, possess the territory of Ephraim and the territory of Samaria, And Benjamin {will possess} Gilead.

20 And the exiles of this host of the sons of Israel, Who are {among} the Canaanites as far as Zarephath, And the exiles of Jerusalem who are in Sepharad Will possess the cities of the Negev.

21 The deliverers will ascend Mount Zion To judge the mountain of Esau, And the kingdom will be the LORD'S.

King James Bible


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Andrew's comment on 4/04/2012, 1:33pm...

Obadiah is a servant given the insight of things to come. He was telling what was written in his heart of that which God gave him. A Warning and judgement to be carried out. Touch not My anointed, said the Lord. Jacob is one of the fathers whom was deceived and treated like a stranger among his own. The mount of Esau and the people shall be slaughtered. Still God had mercy to the innocent.


Julianna Winsor's comment on 2/01/2012, 8:17am...

Saviours shall arise upon the mount of Esau, and the kingdom shall be the Lord\'s. We pray, \"God, may Your kingdom come,\" and therewith rise to heroic deeds.
We should pray, \"Lord God our Father, may Thy kingdom soon come\"--[and take authority, extend its rule through being lovingly accepted in individual hearts]. And we should be heroic, especially in the cause of those whose hearts are loyally His.


Leslie Miller's comment on 1/22/2012, 11:47pm...

Edom is not Russia, it is the United States. Obadiah 1:4 Though you soar like the eagle and make your nest among the stars, from there I will bring you down,\" declares the LORD. The Astronauts quote, \"The Eagle has landed\"\' refers to this chapter. 9/11 is the bringing down to ground zero. Just like Israel is a remnant from the nations, the United states is a remnant from the nations. (BARRING YOUR NOT A HOLOCAUST DENIER). The native Americans were given 30 dollars ransom for George as sent to the trail of tears. when all is fulfilled the Indian Nation and Israel will finally be accepted as nations in the UN...And Palestine will understand what David meant after they saved his life, when he told them, \"Surely you have a place in Israel.\" The key word is IN...not a separate state from Israel.


zbee1's comment on 1/04/2012, 6:31pm...

Edom is Iran, not Russia.


Itsme Thistime's comment on 12/03/2011, 3:56pm...

Esau or Edom refers to Russia (the name Russia comes from the term \"chief prince\", Esau being the first-born of Isaac) Edom meaning \"red\" or \"of blood\" and Jacob \"heel grabber\" refers to the 12 tribes of Isreal. The 10 northern tribes were taken captive by the assyrian over the caucasus mountains and later settled Europe and the Americas (this is why were are called caucasians) The final battle between these \"brothers\" will occur at the battle of hamongog (meaning \"burial ground of Gog, Gog being another name for Russia) wherein God does the fighting by sending 180lb hail stones to destroy the army of Gog, or Russia, as they attempt to attack Israel, or America.



Test Your Knowledge of Obadiah Chapter 1

1.  Obadiah's vision concerning the Edomites included all of the following except which one?

Their pride
Their kindness
Their wealth
Their allies


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