Obadiah 1:5

“If thieves came to thee, if robbers by night, (how art thou cut off!) would they not have stolen till they had enough? if the grapegatherers came to thee, would they not leave some grapes?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

"If thieves came to you, If robbers by night-- O how you will be ruined!-- Would they not steal {only} until they had enough? If grape gatherers came to you, Would they not leave {some} gleanings?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If thieves came to thee, if robbers by night (how art thou cut off!), would they not steal `only' till they had enough? if grape-gatherers came to thee, would they not leave some gleaning grapes?
- American Standard Version (1901)

If thieves came, attacking you by night, (how are you cut off!) would they not go on taking till they had enough? if men came cutting your grapes would they take them all?
- Basic English Bible

If thieves had come to thee, if robbers by night, (how art thou cut off!) would they not have stolen [till] they had had enough? If grape-gatherers had come to thee, would they not have left some gleanings?
- Darby Bible

If thieves came to thee, if robbers by night, (how art thou cut off!) would they not have stolen till they had enough? if the grape-gatherers came to thee, would they not leave some grapes?
- Webster's Bible

If thieves came to you, if robbers by night--oh, what disaster awaits you--wouldn't they only steal until they had enough? If grape pickers came to you, wouldn't they leave some gleaning grapes?
- World English Bible

If thieves have come in to thee, If spoilers of the night, How hast thou been cut off! Do they not steal their sufficiency? If gatherers have come in to thee, Do they not leave gleanings?
- Youngs Literal Bible

If thieves came to thee, if robbers by night--how art thou cut off! --would they not steal till they had enough? If grape-gatherers came to thee, would they not leave some gleaning grapes?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Obadiah 1:5


1:5 If thieves - If thieves by day had spoiled thee, they would not have thus stripped thee. Robbers - If robbers in the night had been with thee, they would have left somewhat behind them. 'Till they had enough - But here is nothing left. Some grapes - But here have been those that have cut up the vine.


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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