Obadiah 1:14

“Neither shouldest thou have stood in the crossway, to cut off those of his that did escape; neither shouldest thou have delivered up those of his that did remain in the day of distress.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Do not stand at the fork of the road To cut down their fugitives; And do not imprison their survivors In the day of their distress.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And stand thou not in the crossway, to cut off those of his that escape; and deliver not up those of his that remain in the day of distress.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And do not take your place at the cross-roads, cutting off those of his people who get away; and do not give up to their haters those who are still there in the day of trouble.
- Basic English Bible

and thou shouldest not have stood on the crossway, to cut off those of his that did escape, nor have delivered up those remaining of him in the day of distress.
- Darby Bible

Neither shouldst thou have stood in the cross-way, to cut off those of his that escaped; neither shouldst thou have delivered up those of his that remained in the day of distress.
- Webster's Bible

Don't stand in the crossroads to cut off those of his who escape. Don't deliver up those of his who remain in the day of distress.
- World English Bible

Nor stand by the breach to cut off its escaped, Nor deliver up its remnant in a day of distress.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Neither shouldest thou have stood in the crossway, to cut off those of his that escape; neither shouldest thou have delivered up those of his that did remain in the day of distress.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Obadiah 1:14


1:14 The breaches - Of the walls, by which when the city was taken, some might have made their escape. Delivered - To the Chaldeans. Remain - Survived the taking of the city.


Discussion for Obadiah 1

  • Irene123
    This chap. - all about Edom/Essau. I've done some reading on Petra/Edom south of the Dead sea. It's a HUGE red rock structure, carved by hand thousands of years ago, by the Edomites, Essau's descendants. Essau means red and his descendants carved a red city. Anyway, the physical Edom/Petra was destroyed, just as Amos says, by God. But try to tell that to atheist archaeologists.
  • Genesis
    I love this bible. You can listen to it and you can read it when you want. It teaches you about god and what's going to happen in your life so I like that bye
  • BaNathShal Ahayah
    This book is the final destruction of the Edomites (Idumea, Edom) as told by Obadiah from the mouth of the Most High. While it clearly outlines the destruction that will happen to Edom and the future victory for Judah and the Children of Israel, I believe there is more pages to this book that are not here. I truly believe there is more destruction coming to Edom that is not shown to the public.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    PARADOX ! TAKE A GOOD LONG LOOK AT VERSE 16 AMERICA.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    PARADOX ! BRING THY HOLY AND MATCHLESS WORD TO PASS OH LORD OUR GOD ! AVENGE AND RESTORE THY CHOSEN ELECT ZION THROUGH CHRIST OUR BLESSED LORD AND MAJESTY KING TO COME AMEN AND AMEN INDEED ! COME LORD YESHUA JESUS GLORY AMEN ! PREPARE THY HOLY BRIDE ! SEND ELIJAH AS THY WORD HAS SPOKEN AMEN !
  • AKANINYENE for verse 17
    In mount Zion there is a place where believers meet God face to face. A place of prayer where our rights is taking by force.

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