The Book of Obadiah
Located in the Hebrew Holy Scriptures (Tenakh), i.e.,
The Old Testament or Covenant,
Consisting of 24 Cannoned Books of the Torah,
Between the Books of the Prophets Amos and Jonah
The Book of Obadiah can be found in the Hebrew Holy Scriptures (Old
Testament) between Amos and Jonah
Received From GOD by the Hebrew Prophet
Obadiah and Delivered In Prophetic Form To The All Concerned
vision of Obadiah.
Thus says the Lord GOD
concerning Edom; We have heard a rumor from the LORD, and an ambassador
is sent among the nations, “Arise you, and let us rise up against her in
Behold, I have made you
small among the nations: you are greatly despised.
The pride of your heart
has deceived you, you that dwell in the cleft of the rock, whose
habitation is high; that says in his heart, “Who shall bring me down to
Thou you exalt yourself as
the eagle, and though you set your nest among the stars, from there will
I bring you down, says the LORD
If thieves came to thee,
if robbers by night, (how are you cut off!) would they not have stolen
till they had enough? If the grape gatherers came to you; would they
not leave some grapes?
How are the things of Esau
searched out! How are his hidden things sought up!
All the men of your
confederacy have brought you even to the border: the men that were at
peace with you have deceived you, and prevailed against you; they that
eat your bread have laid a wound under thee: there is none understanding
Shall I not in that day,
says the LORD, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding
out of the mount of Esau?
And your mighty men, O
Te’man, shall be dismayed, to the end that everyone of the mount
Esau may be cut off by slaughter.
For your violence against
your brother Jacob shame shall cover you, and you shall be cut off for
the day that you stood on the other side, in the day that strangers
carried away captive his forces, and foreigners entered
into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even you were as one of
But you should not have
looked on the day of your brother in the day he became a stranger;
neither should you have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day
of their destruction; neither should you have spoken proudly in the day
You should not have
entered in the gate of my people in the day of their calamity; yes, you
should not have looked on their calamity, nor have laid hands on their
substance in the day of their calamity.
Neither should you have
stood in the crossway, to cut off those of his that did escape; neither
should have delivered up those of his that did remain in the day of
15. For the day of the LORD is near
upon all the nations: as you have done, it shall be done to you: your
reward shall return upon your own head.
For as you have drunk upon
my holy mountain, so shall all the nations drink continually, yes, they
shall drink, and they shall swallow down, and they shall be as though
they had not been.
But upon the mount of Zion
shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of
Jacob shall posses their passions.
And the house of Jacob
shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and house of Esau for
stubble, and they shall kindle in them; and there shall not be any
remaining in the house of Esau; for the LORD has spoken it.
And they of the south
shall posses the mount of Esau; and they of the plain of the
Philistines: and they shall possess the fields of Ephraim, and the
fields of Samaria: and Benjamin shall posses Gilead.
And the captivity of this
host of the children of Israel shall posses that of the Canaanites,
even to Zarepath; and the captivity of Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad,
shall possess the cities of the south.
And saviors shall come up
on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the