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Obadias

Gud, den Almægtige, viste Obadias, hvad der i fremtiden vil ske med Edoms land.

Vi har hørt fra Herren, at han har sendt en budbringer til folkeslagene for at sige: „Gør jer klar til krig imod Edoms land!”

Og til Edom siger Herren: „Jeg vil gøre dig til et lille og svagt land i de andre nationers øjne. Du vil blive foragtet af alle. Dit hovmodige hjerte har vildledt dig. ‚Hvem kan nå mig her?’ siger du selvbevidst, fordi du bor i klippefæstninger højt oppe i bjergene. Men om du så svævede så højt oppe som ørnen eller byggede din rede blandt stjernerne, ville du ikke være uden for min rækkevidde.

5-6 Når tyve og røvere kommer om natten for at stjæle, nøjes de med at tage det, de kan bruge. Og når man høster druer, levner man lidt til de fattige. Men jeres fjender vil udrydde jer fuldstændigt, Esaus efterkommere. De vil ribbe landet for alt af værdi.

Jeres allierede vil svigte jer og drive jer ud af landet. De folk, I troede, var jeres venner, vil lægge fælder for jer, uden at I opdager det. Til den tid vil jeg straffe Edom og udrydde alle de dygtige og kloge blandt Esaus efterkommere. Temans[a] krigere bliver slået ned. Alle som bor i Edoms bjerge bliver dræbt.

10 Det er straffen for jeres voldshandlinger mod jeres broderfolk, Israel. I skal udryddes for jeres skammelige handlinger. 11 I svigtede Israel og gjorde intet, da fjenderne erobrede landet. Da de delte Jerusalem imellem sig ved lodkastning og drog af sted med deres krigsbytte, skulle man tro I holdt med fjenden. 12 I nød jeres broderfolks nederlag, glædede jer over deres ulykke. 13 I var med til at udplyndre dem og blev rige på deres bekostning. 14 I stillede jer op ved passene og dræbte dem, der prøvede at flygte. I tog de overlevende til fange og udleverede dem til deres fjender.

15 Dommen over alle folkeslag er nær. I vil få løn som forskyldt. Hvad I har gjort mod andre, vil blive gjort mod jer. 16 I drak af voldens bæger på mit hellige bjerg, og det samme vil andre folkeslag gøre fremover. Derfor skal I også drikke af straffens bæger, ja tømme det til bunds, så I bliver helt udslettet.

17 Men en rest af mit folk skal overleve, og Zions bjerg skal være et helligt sted. Jakobs efterkommere vil genindtage det land, som blev taget fra dem. 18 Da vil Jakobs og Josefs efterkommere blive som en fortærende ild, mens Edom bliver som en stubmark. Alt bliver brændt. Ikke en eneste af Esaus efterkommere vil undslippe! Jeg, Herren, har talt.

19 Den del af mit folk, som bor i Negev, skal indtage Edoms bjergland. De, som bor på Judas vestlige bakkeskråninger, skal erobre filistrenes sletter, og resten af judæerne skal overtage Efraims og Samarias agerland. Benjamins folk skal erobre Gilead. 20 De soldater af Jakobs efterkommere, som blev taget til fange, vil vende hjem og overtage kyststrækningen helt op til Zarepta, og de indbyggere fra Jerusalem, som blev ført til Lilleasien,[b] skal vende hjem og overtage Negevs landsbyer. 21 De befriede[c] vil tage til Zions bjerg for at regere over Esaus bjerge. Og så skal Herren være konge.”

Notas al pie

  1. 9 Teman er navnet på en af store klaner i Edom, der nedstammer fra en sønnesøn af Esau. Her er det et synonym for Edom.
  2. 20 Teksten har stednavnet Sefarad, og det vides ikke med sikkerhed, hvor det er.
  3. 21 Oversat ud fra LXX, som giver bedre mening end den hebraiske tekst, der siger „befrierne”.

New International Reader's Version

Obadiah

Obadiah’s Vision

This is the vision about Edom that Obadiah had.

Here is what the Lord and King says about Edom.

We’ve heard a message from the Lord.
    A messenger was sent to the nations.
The Lord told him to say,
    “Get up! Let us go and make war against Edom.”

The Lord says to Edom,

“I will make you weak among the nations.
    They will look down on you.
You live in the safety of the rocks.
    You make your home high up in the mountains.
    But your proud heart has tricked you.
So you say to yourself,
    ‘No one can bring me down to the ground.’
You have built your home as high as an eagle does.
    You have made your nest among the stars.
    But I will bring you down from there,”
    announces the Lord.
“Edom, suppose robbers came to you at night.
    They would steal only as much as they wanted.
Suppose grape pickers came to harvest your vines.
    They would still leave a few grapes.
    But you are facing horrible trouble!
People of Esau, everything will be taken away from you.
    Your hidden treasures will be stolen.
All those who are helping you
    will force you to leave your country.
    Your friends will trick you and overpower you.
Those who eat bread with you
    will set a trap for you.
    But you will not see it.”

Here is what the Lord announces. “At that time
    I will destroy the wise men of Edom.
I will wipe out the men of understanding
    in the mountains of Esau.
People of Teman, your soldiers will be terrified.
    Everyone in Esau’s mountains
    will be cut down by swords.
10 You did harmful things to the people of Jacob.
    They are your relatives.
So you will be covered with shame.
    You will be destroyed forever.
11 Outsiders entered the gates of Jerusalem.
    They cast lots to see what each one would get.
Strangers carried off its wealth.
    When that happened, you just stood there and did nothing.
    You were like one of them.
12 That was a time of trouble for your relatives.
    So you shouldn’t have been happy about what happened to them.
The people of Judah were destroyed.
    So you should not have been happy about it.
You should not have laughed at them so much
    when they were in trouble.
13 You should not have marched
    through the gates of my people’s city
    when they were in trouble.
You shouldn’t have been happy about what happened to them.
    You should not have stolen their wealth
    when they were in trouble.
14 You waited where the roads cross.
    You wanted to cut down those who were running away.
    You should not have done that.
You handed over to their enemies
    those who were still left alive.
You should not have done that.
    They were in trouble.

15 “The day of the Lord is near
    for all the nations.
Others will do to you
    what you have done to them.
You will be paid back
    for what you have done.
16 You Edomites made my holy mountain of Zion impure
    by drinking and celebrating there.
So all the nations will drink
    from the cup of my anger.
    And they will keep on drinking from it.
They will vanish.
    It will be as if they had never existed.
17 But on Mount Zion some of my people will be left alive.
    I will save them.
    Zion will be my holy mountain once again.
And the people of Jacob
    will again receive the land as their own.
18 They will be like a fire.
    Joseph’s people will be like a flame.
The nation of Edom will be like straw.
    Jacob’s people will set Edom on fire and burn it up.
No one will be left alive
    among Esau’s people.”
The Lord has spoken.

19 Israelites from the Negev Desert
    will take over Esau’s mountains.
Israelites from the western hills
    will possess the land of the Philistines.
They’ll take over the territories
    of Ephraim and Samaria.
Israelites from the tribe of Benjamin
    will possess the land of Gilead.
20 Some Israelites were forced to leave their homes.
    They’ll come back to Canaan and possess
    it all the way to the town of Zarephath.
Some people from Jerusalem were taken
    to the city of Sepharad.
They’ll return and possess
    the towns of the Negev Desert.
21 Leaders from Mount Zion will go
    and rule over the mountains of Esau.
    And the kingdom will belong to the Lord.