Obadiah 1:2

“Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen: thou art greatly despised.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Behold, I haue made thee small among the heathen: thou art greatly despised.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Behold, I will make you small among the nations; You are greatly despised.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold, I have made thee small among the nations: thou art greatly despised.
- American Standard Version (1901)

See, I have made you small among the nations: you are much looked down on.
- Basic English Bible

Behold, I have made thee small among the nations; thou art greatly despised.
- Darby Bible

Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen: thou art greatly despised.
- Webster's Bible

Behold, I have made you small among the nations. You are greatly despised.
- World English Bible

Lo, little I have made thee among nations, Despised [art] thou exceedingly.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Behold, I make thee small among the nations; thou art greatly despised.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Obadiah 1:2


1:2 Small - Thou art a small people. In comparison with other nations. Despised - What ever these Edomites had been, now they were despised.


Discussion for Obadiah 1

  • James
    Who are the Edomites of today. If this vision is of a future destruction, who are they. Revelation 2:9 and 3:9 say that those in Isreal today are not the true Hebrews. Where are the tribe of Judah
  • 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.
  • Noemi garber
    I believe that the lord is not through with edom and Esau. God says do not touch the apple of God's eye. He will avenge his people because when they saw their brother in trouble they went Into their country and brought more destruction in their lives. They laughed at their brother and for that they will pay says the lord.
  • Teresa
    I believe through Obadiah God is trying to tell us that we are vain people and we see everyones sins but ours sometimes.we forget that God is in charge.when when we leave God out then he convicts us to rember that he is the almighty and without him our lives are distarous.
  • Patrick Ogbogu for verse 17
    Zion is a place where inheritance is handed over to you. It is a place of deliverance from every oppression of hell, a place where you are cleaned up and whatever belongs to you is delivered to you
  • God will destroy the proud.Those people who are self righteous may try to do things in proportions that would disregard the sovereignty of the most high.

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