Bible (King James Version, 1611)/Obadiah

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¶ OBADIAH.[edit]

1 The deſtruction of Edom, 3 for their pride, 10 and for their wrong vnto Iacob. 17 The ſalutation and victory of Iacob.

THe viſion of Obadiah: Thus ſaith the Lord GOD, concerning Edom; ** Ier. 49. 14. Wee haue heard a rumour from the Lord, and an ambaſſador is ſent among the heathen: Ariſe yee, and let vs riſe vp against her in battell.

2 Behold, I haue made thee ſmall among the heathen: thou art greatly deſpiſed.

3 ¶ The pride of thine heart hath deceiued thee: thou that dwelleth in the clefts of the rocke, whoſe habitation is high, that ſaith in his heart; Who shall bring me downe to the ground?

4 ** Ier. 49. 16. Though thou exalt thy ſelfe as the eagle, and though ſet thy neſt among the ſtarres, thence will I bring the downe, ſaith the Lord.

5 If ** Ier. 49. 9. theeues came to thee, if robbers by night (how art thou cut off?) would they not have ſtollen til they had enough? if the grape gatherers came to thee, would they not leaue ǁǁ Or, gleanings. some grapes?

6 How are the things of Eſau ſearched out? how are his hid things ſought up?

7 All the men of thy confederacie haue brought thee euen to the border: †Hebr. the men of thy peace. the men that were at peace with thee, haue deceiued thee, and preuailed againſt thee: †Heb. the men of thy bread. they that eate thy bread haue laide a wound vnder thee: there is none vnderſtanding ǁǁ Or, of it. in him.

8 ** Iſa. 49.14. ier.49.7. Shal I not in that day, ſaith the Lord, euen deſtroy the wiſe men out of Edom, and vnderſtanding out of the mount of Eſau?

9 And thy mightie men, O Teman, ſhall be diſmayed, to the end that euery one of the mount of Eſau may be cut off by ſlaughter.

10 ¶ For thy ** Gen.27.41.ezek.35.5.amos 1.11. violence againſt thy brother Iacob ſhame ſhall couer thee, and thou ſhalt be cut off for euer.

11 In the day that thou ſtoodeſt on the other ſide, in the day that the ſtrangers ǁǁ Or, caried away his ſubſtance. caried away captiue his forces, and forreiners entred into his gates, and caſt lots vpon Ieruſalem, euen thou waſt as one of them.

12 But ǁǁ Or, doe not behold, &c. thou ſhouldeſt not haue looked on the day of thy brother in the day that hee became a ſtranger, neither ſhouldeſt thou haue reioyced ouer the children of Iudah on the day of their deſtruction: neither ſhouldeſt thou haue †Heb. magnified thy mouth. ſpoken proudly in the day of diſtreſſe.

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