The vision of Obadiah. Thus says the Lord Jehovih* as··to Edom; We have heard a report from Jehovah, and an ambassador is sent among◦ the nations, Rise· ye ·up, and let us Rise··up against her into◦ battle.
If thieves came to thee, if devastators by night—oh, how◦ thou wilt be cut··off◦—would they not steal until they had enough? If the grapegatherers came to thee, would they not leave a cluster for the gleaning?
All the men◦ of thy covenant have sent· thee ·away even··to the border; the men◦ of thy peace have beguiled thee, and prevailed◦ against▵ thee; thy bread they have set as a wound◦ under thee. There is no understanding in him.
In the day that thou stoodest on the other side, in the day that the strangers took· his forces ·captive, and foreigners came into his gates, and cast▵ lots upon Jerusalem, even thou◦ wast as one of them◦.
But thou shouldest not have looked◦ on in the day of thy brother, in the day that he became a foreigner; and thou shouldest not have··been··glad over the sons of Judah in the day they perished; and thou shouldest not have magnified thy mouth in the day of adversity.
Thou shouldest not have come into the gate of My people in the day of their downfall; even thou◦ shouldest not have looked◦ on their evil in the day of his downfall, and thou shouldest not have put··forth◦ hands on his belongings in the day of his downfall;
For as◦ you have drunk upon the mountain of My holiness, so shall all the nations drink continually, and they shall drink, and they shall swallow··down, and they shall be as though they had not been.
And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall inflame them, and devour them; and there shall not be a survivor for the house of Esau; for Jehovah has spoken.
And they of the south shall possess the mountain of Esau, and they of the lowland the Philistines; and they shall possess the fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria; and Benjamin shall possess Gilead.
And the exile of this host of◦ the sons of Israel shall possess that of the Canaanites, even··to Zarephath; and the exile of Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the south.