Kiswahili Contemporary Version (Neno: Bibilia Takatifu)

Obadia 1:1-21

11:1 Mwa 25:14; Isa 1:1; 21:11; Yoe 3:19; Mal 1:3; Eze 25:12-14; Yer 6:4-5; 49:7-22; Isa 11:14; 18:2; 34:11Maono ya Obadia.

Hili ndilo asemalo Bwana Mwenyezi kuhusu Edomu:

Tumesikia ujumbe kutoka kwa Bwana:

Mjumbe alitumwa kwa mataifa kusema,

“Inukeni, twendeni tukapigane vita dhidi yake.”

2“Angalieni, nitawafanya wadogo miongoni mwa mataifa,

mtadharauliwa kabisa.

31:3 Isa 14:13; 16:6; 2Fal 14:7; 2Nya 25:11-12; Ufu 18:7Kiburi cha moyo wako kimekudanganya,

wewe unayeishi katika majabali ya miamba

na kufanya makao yako juu,

wewe unayejiambia mwenyewe,

‘Ni nani awezaye kunishusha chini?’

41:4 Isa 10:14; 14:13; 14:14, 15; Ay 20:6; Amo 9:2; Yer 49:16; Hab 2:9Ingawa unapaa juu kama tai

na kufanya kiota chako kati ya nyota,

nitakushusha chini kutoka huko,”

asema Bwana.

51:5 Isa 24:13; Kum 4:27; 24:21“Ikiwa wevi wangekuja kwako,

ikiwa wanyangʼanyi wangekujia usiku:

Lo! Tazama ni maafa kiasi gani yangekuwa yanakungojea:

je, si wangeiba tu kiasi ambacho wangehitaji?

Kama wachuma zabibu wangekuja kwako,

je, wasingebakiza zabibu chache?

6Lakini tazama jinsi Esau atakavyotekwa,

jinsi hazina zake zilizofichwa zitatekwa nyara!

71:7 Yer 30:14; Za 41:9Wote ulioungana nao watakufukuza hadi mpakani,

rafiki zako watakudanganya na kukushinda,

wale wanaokula mkate wako watakutegea mtego,

lakini hutaweza kuugundua.

81:8 Ay 5:12; Isa 29:14“Katika siku hiyo,” asema Bwana,

“je, sitaangamiza watu wenye hekima wa Edomu,

watu wenye ufahamu katika milima ya Esau?

91:9 Mwa 36:11, 34; Amo 2:16; Za 76:5; Yer 49:22; Nah 3:13Ee Temani, mashujaa wako watatiwa hofu,

kila mmoja katika milima ya Esau

ataangushwa chini kwa kuchinjwa.

101:10 Yoe 3:19; Amo 1:11-12; Za 137:7; Mwa 47:21; Eze 35:5, 15; Mal 1:4; Eze 25:12-14; 35:9Kwa sababu ya jeuri uliyofanya dhidi ya ndugu yako Yakobo,

aibu itakufunika;

utaangamizwa milele.

111:11 Ay 6:27; Nah 3:10; Eze 24:6Siku ile ulisimama mbali ukiangalia

wakati wageni walipojichukulia utajiri wake

na watu wa nchi nyingine walipoingia malango yake

wakipiga kura kwa ajili ya Yerusalemu,

ulikuwa kama mmoja wao.

121:12 Eze 25:6; 35:15; Mit 17:5; 24:17; Mik 4:11; Ay 31:29Usingemdharau ndugu yako

katika siku ya msiba wake,

wala kufurahia juu ya watu wa Yuda

katika siku ya maangamizi yao,

wala kujigamba sana

katika siku ya taabu yao.

131:13 Eze 35:5Usingeingia katika malango ya watu wangu

katika siku ya maafa yao,

wala kuwadharau katika janga lao

katika siku ya maafa yao,

wala kunyangʼanya mali zao

katika siku ya maafa yao.

14Usingengoja kwenye njia panda

na kuwaua wakimbizi wao,

wala kuwatoa watu wake waliosalia

katika siku ya shida yao.

151:15 Yer 46:10; 50:29; Hab 2:8; Amu 1:7; Za 137:8; Eze 35:15; Yoe 2:31; 3:7-8; Eze 30:3; Amo 5:8“Siku ya Bwana iko karibu

kwa mataifa yote.

Kama ulivyofanya, nawe utafanyiwa vivyo hivyo,

matendo yako yatakurudia juu ya kichwa chako.

161:16 Yer 25:15; 49:12; Mao 4:21-22; Isa 51:17; Kut 15:17; Eze 25:12-14Kama vile ulivyokunywa juu ya mlima wangu mtakatifu,

vivyo hivyo mataifa yote watakunywa mfululizo,

watakunywa na kunywa,

nao watatoweka kana kwamba hawajawahi kuwepo.

171:17 Za 69:35; 74:2; Isa 14:1-2; Amo 9:11-15; Zek 8:12Lakini katika Mlima Sayuni kutakuwepo

na wale watakaookoka;

nao utakuwa mtakatifu,

nayo nyumba ya Yakobo

itamiliki urithi wake.

181:18 Zek 12:6; Yer 49:10; Isa 1:31Nyumba ya Yakobo itakuwa moto,

na nyumba ya Yosefu itakuwa mwali wa moto;

nayo nyumba ya Esau itakuwa bua kavu,

nao wataiwasha moto na kuiteketeza.

Hakutakuwa na watakaosalimika

kutoka nyumba ya Esau.”

Bwana amesema.

191:19 Isa 11:14; Sef 2:7; Yer 31:5; Hes 1:36Watu kutoka nchi ya Negebu

wataikalia milima ya Esau,

na watu kutoka miteremko ya vilima

watamiliki nchi ya Wafilisti.

Watayakalia mashamba ya Efraimu na Samaria,

naye Benyamini atamiliki Gileadi.

201:20 Lk 4:26; Yer 33:13; 1Fal 17:9-10Kundi la Waisraeli walioko uhamishoni Kanaani

watarudi na kumiliki nchi mpaka Sarepta.

Walioko uhamishoni Sefaradi kutoka Yerusalemu

watamiliki miji ya Negebu.

211:21 Dan 2:24, 44; Ufu 11:15; Zek 14:9; Isa 19:20; Amu 3:9; Za 22:28; 47:9Waokoaji watakwea juu ya Mlima Sayuni

kutawala milima ya Esau.

Nao ufalme utakuwa wa Bwana.

New International Version - UK

Obadiah 1:1-21

Obadiah’s vision

1The vision of Obadiah.

This is what the Sovereign Lord says about Edom –

We have heard a message from the Lord:

an envoy was sent to the nations to say,

‘Rise, let us go against her for battle’ –

2‘See, I will make you small among the nations;

you will be utterly despised.

3The pride of your heart has deceived you,

you who live in the clefts of the rocks1:3 Or of Sela

and make your home on the heights,

you who say to yourself,

“Who can bring me down to the ground?”

4Though you soar like the eagle

and make your nest among the stars,

from there I will bring you down,’

declares the Lord.

5‘If thieves came to you,

if robbers in the night –

oh, what a disaster awaits you! –

would they not steal only as much as they wanted?

If grape pickers came to you,

would they not leave a few grapes?

6But how Esau will be ransacked,

his hidden treasures pillaged!

7All your allies will force you to the border;

your friends will deceive and overpower you;

those who eat your bread will set a trap for you,1:7 The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.

but you will not detect it.

8‘In that day,’ declares the Lord,

‘will I not destroy the wise men of Edom,

those of understanding in the mountains of Esau?

9Your warriors, Teman, will be terrified,

and everyone in Esau’s mountains

will be cut down in the slaughter.

10Because of the violence against your brother Jacob,

you will be covered with shame;

you will be destroyed for ever.

11On the day you stood aloof

while strangers carried off his wealth

and foreigners entered his gates

and cast lots for Jerusalem,

you were like one of them.

12You should not gloat over your brother

in the day of his misfortune,

nor rejoice over the people of Judah

in the day of their destruction,

nor boast so much

in the day of their trouble.

13You should not march through the gates of my people

in the day of their disaster,

nor gloat over them in their calamity

in the day of their disaster,

nor seize their wealth

in the day of their disaster.

14You should not wait at the crossroads

to cut down their fugitives,

nor hand over their survivors

in the day of their trouble.

15‘The day of the Lord is near

for all nations.

As you have done, it will be done to you;

your deeds will return upon your own head.

16Just as you drank on my holy hill,

so all the nations will drink continually;

they will drink and drink

and be as if they had never been.

17But on Mount Zion will be deliverance;

it will be holy,

and Jacob will possess his inheritance.

18Jacob will be a fire

and Joseph a flame;

Esau will be stubble,

and they will set him on fire and destroy him.

There will be no survivors

from Esau.’

The Lord has spoken.

19People from the Negev will occupy

the mountains of Esau,

and people from the foothills will possess

the land of the Philistines.

They will occupy the fields of Ephraim and Samaria,

and Benjamin will possess Gilead.

20This company of Israelite exiles who are in Canaan

will possess the land as far as Zarephath;

the exiles from Jerusalem who are in Sepharad

will possess the towns of the Negev.

21Deliverers will go up on1:21 Or from Mount Zion

to govern the mountains of Esau.

And the kingdom will be the Lord’s.