Obadiah 1:7

“All the men of thy confederacy have brought thee even to the border: the men that were at peace with thee have deceived thee, and prevailed against thee; they that eat thy bread have laid a wound under thee: there is none understanding in him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

All the men of thy confederacie haue brought thee euen to the border: the men that were at peace with thee, haue deceiued thee, and preuailed against thee: they that eate thy bread haue laide a wound vnder thee: there is none vnderstanding in him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"All the men allied with you Will send you forth to the border, And the men at peace with you Will deceive you and overpower you. {They who eat} your bread Will set an ambush for you. (There is no understanding in him.)
- New American Standard Version (1995)

All the men of thy confederacy have brought thee on thy way, even to the border: the men that were at peace with thee have deceived thee, and prevailed against thee; `they that eat' thy bread lay a snare under thee: there is no understanding in him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

All the men who were united with you have been false to you, driving you out to the edge of the land: the men who were at peace with you have overcome you; they have taken their heritage in your place.
- Basic English Bible

All the men of thy confederacy have pushed thee to the border; the men that were at peace with thee have deceived thee, they have prevailed against thee; [they that eat] thy bread have laid a snare under thee. There is no understanding in him.
- Darby Bible

All the men of thy confederacy have brought thee even to the border: the men that were at peace with thee have deceived thee, and prevailed against thee; they that eat thy bread have laid a wound under thee: there is no understanding in him.
- Webster's Bible

All the men of your alliance have brought you on your way, even to the border. The men who were at peace with you have deceived you, and prevailed against you. Friends who eat your bread lay a snare under you. There is no understanding in him."
- World English Bible

Unto the border sent thee have all thine allies, Forgotten thee, prevailed over thee, have thy friends, Thy bread they make a snare under thee, There is no understanding in him!
- Youngs Literal Bible

All the men of thy confederacy have conducted thee to the border; the men that were at peace with thee have beguiled thee, and prevailed against thee; they that eat thy bread lay a snare under thee, in whom there is no discernment.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Obadiah 1:7


1:7 Thy confederacy - Thy confederates have marched with thee until thou wert come to the borders of thy country. Deceived thee - Proved treacherous. Prevailed - Treacherously. A wound - A snare armed with sharp points. No understanding - Thou wast not aware of it.


Discussion for Obadiah 1

  • A disciple
    Helene; In the Original Text, the word you are writing about is Hebrew 'shemuwah' meaning something heard, i.e. an announcement - bruit, doctrine, fame, mentioned, news, report, rumor, tidings. Additionally, the King James English also has to be understood the way it was in the 17th Century, not by today's. The archaic or first meaning of rumour is din or clamour. Modern English has lost a lot!
  • Helene
    Rumor...is a statement that has not been validated yet, but something that may take place in the future...so because Edom was not brought down yet, it was considered a rumor
  • Torian of Yahuda
    In a nutshell Esau, the Edomites or the modern day Arabs will not rule again. If u look at the old biblical maps and compare them to modern day maps, you will see that Edom is in Saudi Arabia which is pretty much Mecca. Also Teman is n Saudi Arabia which proves my point. Esau watched and helped his brothers and sisters of Jacob go into captivity. Esau will be cutoff when Yah returns.
  • YOLANDA
    "WE", as the people, "HEARD", as some people listen, "RUMOR", as some people talk about, "From The Lord!, as some people are revealed Wisdom! "an ambassador is sent among the heathen, Arise ye, and let us rise up against her in battle." - Now, Who Are The Heathen on Earth?
  • Baby Beth
    God was making a point. He was sort of questioning the Edomites belief in him. He went into talking about how stubborn and selfish they were if you read on. Almost like the Edomites did not really believe God was who he said he was.
  • A disciple
    Mark (cont.) In addition to learning the original meanings of words, and understanding within the context of all that is being said; it is important to NOT rely on our modern-day usage of language, as it is greatly lacking in many cases because we simply do not understand nor use many words in the same way as in earlier times, and knowledge has been lost due to man's pursuit of ignorance of God.

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