1The vision of Obadiah. Thus saith the Lord GOD concerning Edom; We have heard a rumour from the LORD, and an ambassador is sent among the heathen, Arise ye, and let us rise up against her in battle. 2Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen: thou art greatly despised.
3¶ The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground? 4Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD. 5If thieves came to thee, if robbers by night, (how art thou cut off!) would they not have stolen till they had enough? if the grapegatherers came to thee, would they not leave some grapes?1.5 some…: or, gleanings? 6How are the things of Esau searched out! how are his hidden things sought up! 7All 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.1.7 that were…: Heb. of thy peace1.7 they…: Heb. the men of thy bread1.7 in him: or, of it 8Shall I not in that day, saith the LORD, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau? 9And thy mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed, to the end that every one of the mount of Esau may be cut off by slaughter.
10¶ For thy violence against thy brother Jacob shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ever. 11In the day that thou stoodest on the other side, in the day that the strangers carried away captive his forces, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even thou wast as one of them.1.11 captive…: or, his substance 12But thou shouldest not have looked on the day of thy brother in the day that he became a stranger; neither shouldest thou have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction; neither shouldest thou have spoken proudly in the day of distress.1.12 spoken…: Heb. magnified thy mouth 13Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity; yea, thou shouldest not have looked on their affliction in the day of their calamity, nor have laid hands on their substance in the day of their calamity;1.13 substance: or, forces 14Neither 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.1.14 delivered up: or, shut up 15For the day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head. 16For as ye have drunk upon my holy mountain, so shall all the heathen drink continually, yea, they shall drink, and they shall swallow down, and they shall be as though they had not been.1.16 swallow…: or, sup up
17¶ But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.1.17 deliverance: or, they that escape1.17 there…: or, it shall be holy 18And 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 kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the LORD hath spoken it. 19And they of the south shall possess the mount of Esau; and they of the plain the Philistines: and they shall possess the fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria: and Benjamin shall possess Gilead. 20And the captivity of this host of the children of Israel shall possess that of the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath; and the captivity of Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the south.1.20 which…: or, shall possess that which is in 21And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD’s.
11 a Is 63:1-6; Yer 49:7-22; Ez 25:12-14; Am 1:11-12 b Is 18:2 c Yer 6:4-5Kuno kwe kwolesebwa kwa Obadiya.
Mukama Ayinzabyonna kwe yamuwa ku bikwata ku nsi ya Edomu.
Tuwulidde obubaka obuva eri Katonda,
Katonda yaweereza omubaka eri amawanga n’obubaka buno nti,
“Mugolokoke tulumbe Edomu tumulwanyise.”
2“Laba, ndibafuula aba wansi ennyo mu mawanga,
era olinyoomererwa ddala.
33 a Is 16:6 b Is 14:13-15; Kub 18:7Mwelimbye n’amalala agali mu mitima gyammwe,
mmwe abasula mu mpuku ez’omu njazi,
era ne muzimba amaka gammwe waggulu ku njazi.
Mmwe aboogera nti,
‘Ani alituwanulayo n’atussa wansi?’
44 a Kbk 2:9 b Is 14:13 c Yob 20:6Wadde nga mwewanika waggulu ng’empungu
era ne muzimba ebisu byammwe wakati w’emmunyeenye,
ndibawanulayo ne mbasuula wansi,”
55 Ma 24:21“Singa ababbi babajjira,
n’abanyazi ne babalumba ekiro,
akabi nga kaba kabatuuseeko.
Tebandibabbyeko byonna bye baagala?
Oba singa abanozi b’emizabbibu bakujjiridde,
tebandireseeko obuzabbibu butono nnyo?
eby’obugagga bye ebikusike birinyagibwa.
77 a Yer 30:14 b Zab 41:9Abaalagaana naawe balikusindiikiriza ku nsalo,
Mikwano gyo balikulimbalimba ne bakuwangula;
abo abalya emmere yo balikutega omutego,
balikutega omutego kyokka toliguvumbula.
88 Yob 5:12; Is 29:14“Ku lunaku olwo,
sirizikiriza bagezi b’e Edomu,
abantu ab’amagezi ababeera mu nsozi za Esawu?” bw’ayogera Mukama.
99 Lub 36:11, 34“Abalwanyi bo abazira ggwe, Temani, balitya,
era na buli muntu mu nsozi za Esawu
1010 a Yo 3:19 b Zab 137:7; Am 1:11-12 c Ez 35:9Olw’ebikolwa eby’obukambwe ebyo bye wakola muganda wo Yakobo,
Olizikirizibwa n’otaddayo kuwulirwa.
1111 Nak 3:10Ku lunaku lwe wayimirira ku bbali n’otofaayo,
nga banyaga obugagga bwa Isirayiri,
ne bannaggwanga ne bayingira mu miryango gye,
ne bakuba obululu okulaba atwala Yerusaalemi,
wali omu ku bo.
1212 a Ez 35:15 b Nge 17:5 c Mi 4:11Tosaanye kusekerera muganda wo
mu biseera bye eby’okulaba ennaku,
wadde okusanyuka ku lunaku
olw’okuzikirira kw’abantu ba Yuda,
newaakubadde okwewaana ennyo
ku lunaku lwe baatawaanyizibwa ennyo.
1313 Ez 35:5Temukumba nga muyita mu miryango gy’abantu bange
ku lunaku kwe baalabira obuyinike,
ku lunaku kwe baabonaabonera,
newaakubadde okutwala obugagga bwabwe
ku lunaku lwe baatuukibwako akabi.
14Temulindira mu masaŋŋanzira
okutta abo abadduka,
wadde okuwaayo abawonyeewo
mu biro eby’okulabiramu ennaku.
1515 a Ez 30:3 b Yer 50:29; Kbk 2:8“Olunaku luli kumpi kwe ndisalira
amawanga gonna omusango.
Nga bwe mwakola abalala, nammwe bwe mulikolebwa.
Ebikolwa byammwe biribaddira.
1616 Yer 25:15; 49:12Ng’abantu bange bwe baanywa ekikompe eky’ekibonerezo ku lusozi lwange olutukuvu
n’amawanga ageetooloddewo bwe galikinywa obutakoma;
1717 a Am 9:11-15 b Is 4:3Naye ku Lusozi Sayuuni baliwona,
n’ennyumba ya Yakobo
eritwala omugabo gwabwe.
1818 Zek 12:6Ennyumba ya Yakobo eriba omuliro,
n’ennyumba ya Yusufu olulimi olw’omuliro.
Ennyumba ya Esawu eriba bisusunku,
era baligyokya n’eggwaawo.
Tewaliba muntu wa nnyumba ya Esawu
kubanga Mukama akyogedde.
1919 a Is 11:14 b Yer 31:5“Abantu b’e Negebu balitwala
n’abantu ab’omu biwonvu balitwala
Balyetwalira n’ennimiro ez’omu Efulayimu ne Samaliya,
ne Benyamini ne yeetwalira Gireyaadi.
2020 a 1Bk 17:9-10 b Yer 33:13Ekibiina ky’Abayisirayiri abaali mu buwaŋŋanguse e Kanani,
balyetwalira ensi, okutuukira ddala ku Zalefaasi;
abawaŋŋanguse abaava mu Yerusaalemi abali mu Sefalaadi,
balyetwalira ebibuga mu Negebu.
2121 Zab 22:28; Zek 14:9, 16; Kub 11:15Abanunuzi balyambuka ku Lusozi Sayuuni,
okufuga ensozi za Esawu.
Obwakabaka buliba bwa Mukama.”