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

  • Tivette Smith
    I thank god for keeping his promise to the chosen people jacob
  • BSP
    Verse 10: Esau and his offspring showed a violent spirit toward his brother Jacob and his offspring. For this unjust treatment, they would have to face the consequences.
  • ART
    The LORD IS AT HAND....If we are reading this chapter GOD is talking to you ,telling us he's coming someday only GOD knows, but he is coming, so LOVE ONE ANOTHER and FORGIVE ONE ANOTHER..LOVE YOU MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS..MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND UR ENEMIES
  • God's Girl
    Hey
    Debbie, I think you are absolutely right! We should have respect towards God. Just look in the first book in the Bible, all that he made was for us. :) I am grateful that we have a loving God.
  • 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.

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