The vision of Obadiah. Thus saith the Lorde God against Edom, We haue heard a rumor fro the Lorde, and an ambassadour is sent among the
heathen: arise, & let vs rise vp against her to battel.
2 Beholde, I haue made thee smal among the heathen: thou art vtterly despised.
3 The pride of thine heart hath deceiued thee: thou that dwellest in the cleftes
of the rockes, whose habitatio is hie, that saith in his heart, Who shall bring
me downe to the ground?
4 Though thou exalt thy selfe as the egle, and make thy nest among the starres,
thence will I bring thee downe, sayth the Lord.
5 Came theeues to thee or robbers by night? howe wast thou brought to silence?
woulde they not haue stolen, til they had ynough? if the grape gatherers came to
thee, woulde they not leaue some grapes?
6 Howe are the things of Esau sought vp, and his treasures searched?
7 All the men of thy confederacie haue driuen thee to ye borders: the men that
were at peace with thee, haue deceiued thee, and preuailed against thee: they
that eate thy bread, haue laid a wound vnder thee: there is none vnderstanding
8 Shall not I in that day, saith the Lorde, euen destroy the wise men out of
, and vnderstanding from the mount of Esau?
9 And thy strong men, O Teman, shall bee afraide, because euery one of the mount
of Esau shalbe cut off by slaughter.
10 For thy crueltie against thy brother Iaakob, shame shal couer thee, and thou
shalt be cut off for euer.
11 When thou stoodest on the other side, in the day that the strangers caried
away his substance, and straungers entred into his gates, and cast lots vpon
Ierusalem, euen thou wast as one of them.
12 But thou shouldest not haue beholden the day of thy brother, in the day that
hee was made a stranger, neither shouldest thou haue reioyced ouer the children
of Iudah, in the day of their destruction: thou shouldest not haue spoken
proudly in the day of affliction.
13 Thou shouldest not haue entred into the gate of my people, in the day of
their destruction, neither shouldest thou haue once looked on their affliction
in the day of their destruction, nor haue layde hands on their substance in the
day of their destruction.
14 Neyther shouldest thou haue stande in the crosse wayes to cut off them, that
shoulde escape, neither shouldest thou haue shut vp the remnant thereof in the
day of affliction.
15 For the day of the Lorde is neere, vpon all the heathen: as thou hast done,
it shall bee done to thee: thy reward shall returne vpon thine head.
16 For as yee haue drunke vpon mine holy Mountaine, so shall all the heathen
drinke continually: yea, they shall drinke and swallow vp, and they shalbe as
though they had not bene.
17 But vpon mount Zion shalbe deliuerance, and it shalbe holy, and the house of
Iaakob shall possesse their possessions,
18 And the house of Iaakob shalbe a fire, & the house of Ioseph a flame, and
the house of Esau as stubble, and they shall kindle in them and deuoure them:
and there shall bee no remnant of the house of Esau for the Lord hath spoken it.
19 And they shall possesse the South side of the mount of Esau, and the plaine
of the Philistims: and they shall possesse the fieldes of Ephraim, and the
, and Beniamin shall haue
20 And the captiuitie of this host of the children of
, which were among the Canaanites, shall possesse vnto Zarephath, and the
captiuitie of Ierusalem, which is in Sepharad, shall possesse the cities of the
21 And they that shal saue, shal come vp to mount Zion to iudge the mount of
Esau, and the kingdome shalbe the Lords.