The vision of Obadiah concerning Edom
The captivity of this host of the Children of Israel will possess that of the Canaanites, even to Zarephath; and the captivity of Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad, will possess the cities of the south.
The vision of Obadiah. Thus the Lord God says concerning Edom; "We have heard a rumor from the Lord, and an ambassador is sent among the heathen, 'Arise, and let us rise up against her in battle.'
Behold, I have made you small among the heathen, you are greatly despised.
The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who dwell in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation [is] high; who says in his heart, 'Who will bring me down to the ground?'
Though you exalt [yourself] as the eagle, and though you set your nest among the stars, from there, I will bring you down," the Lord says.
"If thieves came to you, if robbers by night, (how are you cut off!), would they not have stolen until they had enough? If the grapegatherers 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 who were at peace with you have deceived you, [and] prevailed against you; [those who eat] your bread have laid a wound under you, [there is] no understanding in him.
Should I not in that day," the Lord says, "Even destroy the wise [men] out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau?
And your mighty [men], O Teman, will be dismayed, to the end that everyone of the mount of Esau may be cut off by slaughter.
For [your] violence against your brother Jacob, shame will cover you, and you will be cut off forever.
In the day that you stood 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 you [were] as one of them.
But you should not have looked on the day of your brother in the day that 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 of distress.
You should not have entered into the gate of My people in the day of their calamity; indeed, you should not have looked on their affliction in the day of 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 who escaped; neither should you have delivered up those of his who remained in the day of distress.
For the day of the Lord [is] near upon all the heathen, as you have done, it will be done to you, your reward will return upon your own head.
For as you have drunk upon My holy mountain, [so] will all the heathen drink continually, indeed, they will drink, and they will swallow down, and they will be as though they had not been.
But upon Mount Zion, there will be deliverance, and there will be holiness; and the house of Jacob will possess their possessions.
And the house of Jacob will be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they will kindle in them, and devour them; and there will not be [any] remaining of the house of Esau; for the Lord has spoken [it].
And [those of] the south will possess the mount of Esau; and [those of] the plain, the Philistines, and they will possess the fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria, and Benjamin [will possess] Gilead.
And the captivity of this host of the Children of Israel [will possess] that of the Canaanites, [even] to Zarephath; and the captivity of Jerusalem, which [is] in Sepharad, will possess the cities of the south.
And saviors will come up on Mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom will be the Lord's."