Obadiah 1:4

“Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

"Though you build high like the eagle, Though you set your nest among the stars, From there I will bring you down, declares the LORD."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Though thou mount on high as the eagle, and though thy nest be set among the stars, I will bring thee down from thence, saith Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Though you go up on high like an eagle, though your house is placed among the stars, I will make you come down from there, says the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith Jehovah.
- Darby Bible

Though thou shalt exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou shalt set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD.
- Webster's Bible

Though you mount on high as the eagle, and though your nest is set among the stars, I will bring you down from there," says Yahweh.
- World English Bible

If thou dost go up high as an eagle, And if between stars thou dost set thy nest, From thence I bring thee down, An affirmation of Jehovah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Though thou make thy nest as high as the eagle, and though thou set it among the stars, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Obadiah 1:4


1:4 Bring thee down - God who is in the heavens would throw thee down. When men could not marshal armies against thee, stars should fight in their courses against thee. Nothing can stand which God will cast down, #Jer 49:16|,17.


Discussion for Obadiah 1

  • Rev Franklin Miller
    Please all that leave comments, capitalize "God" when you are referring to the most High Lord of lords and King of kings. Obadiah gave this respect for Him and who are we that cannot or will not?
  • 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 !

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