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1 *The vision of Obadiah.
Thus saith the Lord God aconcerning Edom;
And an ambassador is sent among the heathen,
Arise ye, and let us rise up against her in battle.
2 cBehold, I have made thee small among the heathen:
Thou art greatly despised.
Thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose dhabitation is high;
eThat saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?
gThence will I bring thee down, saith the Lord.
Would they not have stolen till they had enough?
hIf the grapegatherers came to thee,
6 lHow are the things of Esau searched out!
How are his hidden things sought up!
Even destroy pthe wise men out of Edom,
To the end that every one of sthe mount of Esau may be cut off by slaughter.
And ythou shalt be cut off for ever.
11 vIn 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 acast lots upon Jerusalem,
Even thou wast as one of them.
Neither shouldest thou have erejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction;
Neither shouldest thou have †spoken proudly in the day of distress.
13 Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of my people fin the day of their calamity:
Yea, thou shouldest not have blooked on their affliction in the day of their calamity,
14 Neither shouldest thou have stood in ithe crossway, to cut off those of his that did escape;
nAs thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee;
So pshall all the heathen drink continually,
And rthey shall be as though they had not been.
18 And the house of Jacob vshall be a fire,
And the house of Joseph va flame,
And the house of Esau wfor stubble,
And ythere shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau;
For the Lord hath spoken it.
And they shall possess the fields of Ephraim, and the fields of dSamaria:
And Benjamin shall possess Gilead.
And the captivity of Jerusalem, ||which is in Sepharad,
Shall possess the cities of zthe south.
And hthe kingdom shall be the Lord’s.
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