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1 The vision of Obadiah: Thus saith the Lord God, concerning Edom; 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 dwellest in the clefts of the rocke, Whose habitation is high, that saith in his heart: Who shall bring me downe to the ground?

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

5 If theeues came to thee, if robbers by night (how art thou cut off?) would they not haue stollen til they had enough? if the grape gatherers came to thee, would they not leaue some grapes?

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

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

8 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 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 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 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 in the day of their destruction: neither shouldest thou haue spoken proudly in the day of distresse.

13 Thou shouldest not haue entred into the gate of my people in the day of their calamitie: yea, thou shouldest not haue looked on their affliction in the day of their calamitie, nor haue laid hands on their substance in the day of their calamitie.

14 Neither shouldest thou haue stood in the crosse way to cut off those of his that did escape, neither shouldest thou haue deliuered vp those of his that did remaine in the day of distresse.

15 For the day of the Lord is neere vpon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall bee done vnto thee, thy reward shall returne vpon thine owne head.

16 For as ye haue drunke vpon my holy mountaine, so shall all the heathen drinke continually: yea, they shall drinke, and they shall swallow downe, and they shall bee as though they had not bene.

17 But vpon mount Zion shall be deliuerance, and there shall be holinesse, and the house of Iacob shall possesse their possessions.

18 And the house of Iacob shall bee a fire, and the house of Ioseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them and deuoure them, and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau, for the Lord hath spoken it.

19 And they of the South shall possesse the mount of Esau, and they of the plaine, the Philistines: and they shall possesse the fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria, and Beniamin shall possesse Gilead.

20 And the captiuitie of this hoste of the children of Israel shall possesse that of the Canaanites euen vnto Zarephath, and the captiuitie of Ierusalem which is in Sepharad, shall possesse the cities of the South.

21 And Sauiours shall come vp on mount Zion to iudge the mount of Esau, and the kingdome shall be the Lords.


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Medad Israel's Obadiah Chapter 1 comment on 12/16/2014, 11:58am...

Identifying the nations of ppl in the Bible is key to understanding the TRUE meaning of the Bible. For example, Who is Edom? What nation of ppl on this earth is the remnant of Esau?


Insight 777's Obadiah Chapter 1 comment on 11/16/2014, 2:46pm...

Verse 18... Esau means hairy, he was red. Red represents sin in the Bible. Esau was a hunter, a killer. Esau had no self control as he easily sold his birthright for something of little value, a small amount of food when he could have fasted instead. He gave no honor to his family, he gave little value to his bloodline. What is distinctive between man and an animal, a beast? A beast is covered in hair as Esau was. A beast in the bible represents a man or nation that desires war. Verse 18 is saying there will be a world war 3, fire from the sky, and all men that desire war for gain, no matter how small a gain, are beasts that will be destroyed.


Insight 777's Obadiah Chapter 1 comment on 11/16/2014, 1:14pm...

Verse 4 can have 2 different meanings. People view the eagle as the symbol of America just as they view Russia as a bear. Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle can mean a nation that has an equal air force to the one that America has. They are LIKE America. This could be a nation that has an equal military power with information serviced by satellites so they know what is happening around the world. So this verse could be speaking of America but it might be speaking of an enemy nation of equal strength.


Feziwe's Obadiah Chapter 1 comment about verse 17 on 11/06/2014, 5:44am...

think it all makes sense now ' that only after you hv been delivered all will be well ' because all evil would hv surrounded you and nw that you hv accepted God ' you can posses everything that belongs to you


Rowland Tolofari's Obadiah Chapter 1 comment about verse 17 on 9/06/2014, 4:10am...

A great tool for deliverance from all forces of darkness that obstructs challenge the manifestation of God 's promises to His children.


Heather's Obadiah Chapter 1 comment on 7/15/2014, 11:51am...

I have a question!!! In the book of Obadiah Chapter 1 18, and the house of Jacob shall be a fire, in the house of Joseph a flame and the house of Esau for stubble??? Can someone elaborate on what this verse for me please!!!!!


Henry's Obadiah Chapter 1 comment about verse 17 on 7/04/2014, 12:26am...

Mount Zion is the Church of Christ, the Body of Christ and in Christ the children of God will receive deliverance from oppressive forces of the agents of darkness and through deliverance the children of God will get to their land of milk and honey.


Peter Griffin's Obadiah Chapter 1 comment on 6/10/2014, 2:01am...

From what I gathered this chapter talks about people in high places with the power to do good but choose to deceive the common man and take what the common man has for their greater gain. The phrase eagle expresses a keen sight of power and high shows the strenght verses the ground. To eat bread with someone show a sign of trust or admiration like someone of high authority or respected man. Deceive displays how the man of high can play on the foolishness of the common man. As it is put the LORD will empower forces strenghtening the common man to go to battle with the elite or more powerful man, because the high and more powerful pray of the weak and foolish. Genesis spoke God gave this land to man for only one price that he will die on it after life and for no other price or amount of money, if it is our father 's inheritance we should live freely hence the phase foreigners. At the end of our time as man this land will still belong to GOD and all our evil doing for material gain will be nothing but wasted times of a spiteful game of deceiving your weak because loving brothers.


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