Obadiah 1:8

“Shall I not in that day, saith the LORD, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Shal I not in that day, saith the Lord, euen destroy the wise men out of Edom, and vnderstanding out of the mount of Esau?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Will I not on that day, declares the LORD, "Destroy wise men from Edom And understanding from the mountain of Esau?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Shall I not in that day, saith Jehovah, destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Will I not, in that day, says the Lord, take away the wise men out of Edom, and wisdom out of the mountain of Esau?
- Basic English Bible

Shall I not in that day, saith Jehovah, destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau?
- Darby Bible

Shall I not in that day, saith the LORD, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau?
- Webster's Bible

Won't I in that day, says Yahweh, "destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mountain of Esau?
- World English Bible

Is it not in that day -- an affirmation of Jehovah, That I have destroyed the wise out of Edom, And understanding out of the mount of Esau?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Shall I not in that day, saith the LORD, destroy the wise men out of Edom, and discernment out of the mount of Esau?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Obadiah 1

  • 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.
  • A disciple
    Hi Mark; The Hebrew word translated into our English King James Bible as, rumour, is more accurately, something heard; as an announcement, news, report, etc. Another example is found in the place where it talks about the "fame" of Jesus spreading... the word in Greek is better, "the hearing of Him" was spreading... Compare Obadiah 1 with Daniel 4:13
  • Bud
    Mark Verrell, I am no scalar of the word, but read verse 3. I get it in my understanding that the rumor is really from what Satan said when he tried to take over the set of GOD. I’m interested in the reply’s of others.

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