1 The visiona of Obadiah.
This is what the Sovereign Lord says about Edomb—
We have heard a message from the Lord:
An envoyc was sent to the nations to say,
“Rise, let us go against her for battle”d—
2 “See, I will make you smalle among the nations;
you will be utterly despised.
3 The pridef of your heart has deceived you,
and make your home on the heights,
you who say to yourself,
‘Who can bring me down to the ground?’h
and make your nesti among the stars,
from there I will bring you down,”j
declares the Lord.k
if robbers in the night—
oh, what a disaster awaits you!—
would they not steal only as much as they wanted?
If grape pickers came to you,
would they not leave a few grapes?l
his hidden treasures pillaged!
7 All your alliesm will force you to the border;
your friends will deceive and overpower you;
but you will not detect it.
“will I not destroyo the wise men of Edom,
those of understanding in the mountains of Esau?
9 Your warriors, Teman,p will be terrified,
and everyone in Esau’s mountains
will be cut down in the slaughter.
Or of Sela
The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.