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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 forever.

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.

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

Obadia 1:1-21

Edom Atemmu Ho Nkɔmhyɛ

1Anisoadehu a Awurade Nyankopɔn daa no adi faa Edom asase ho kyerɛɛ Obadia ni:

Yɛate asɛm a efi Awurade nkyɛn.

Wɔsomaa ɔnanmusini bi kɔɔ aman so kɔkae se,

“Monsɔre na momma yɛnkɔko ntia Edom.”

2Awurade ka kyerɛ Edom se:

“Hwɛ, mɛbrɛ wo ase.

Mɛyɛ wo ketewa wɔ aman no mu,

na wɔabu wo animtiaa.

3Wayɛ ahantan adaadaa wo ho,

Wo a wote abotan ntokuru mu

na woayɛ wʼatenae wɔ mmepɔw so,

na woka kyerɛ wo ho se,

‘Hena na obetumi ayi me asi fam?’

4Sɛ wutu kɔ wim sɛ akɔre,1.4 Ɔkɔre. Anomaa a obu ne ho sɛ ɔhene na ɔwɔ ahoɔden a otumi de tu kɔ akyirikyiri na otumi hu ade kann nso. (5 Mose 28.49; Yes 40.31; Yer 4.13; 49.22; Hes 17.3).

na woyɛ wo berebuw wɔ nsoromma ntam mpo a,

hɔ na mɛba abɛtwe wo adwira fam.”

Sɛnea Awurade se ni.

5“Sɛ akorɔmfo ba wo so,

anaa adwowtwafo ba wo so anadwo a,

atoyerɛnkyɛm bɛn na ɛrento wo?

Na wɔrennwia wo nneɛma dodow a wɔpɛ ana?

Sɛ bobe abatewfo ba wo so a,

ɛnyɛ bobe aba kakraa bi pɛ na wobegyaw ama wo ana?

6Na wo Esau de, wobewia wʼademude

a wode asie na wɔayɛ wo dosodoso.

7Wɔn a wo ne wɔn wɔ nkabom nyinaa

bedi wo huammɔ.

Wɔn a wʼadwene yɛ wo sɛ

wo ne wɔn te asomdwoe mu no

bɛdaadaa wo adi wo so,

wɔn a wodi wʼaduan no asum wo afiri,

nanso, wunhui.

8“Saa da no,” Awurade na ose,

“Merensɛe anyansafo a wɔwɔ Edom ana,

mmarima a wɔte asɛm ase

a wɔwɔ Esau mmepɔw so ana?

9Teman1.9 Teman: Teman kyerɛ Edom nyinaa sɛnea Yeremia ka wɔ 49.7, 20. Teman nkyerɛase yɛ “anafo.” Saa din yi tumi yɛ Edom a ɛyɛ anafo asase. Ebinom nso kyerɛ Teman ase se Tawilan a ɛda borɔfokwansin abiɛsa wɔ Petra apuei fam. wʼakofo bɛbɔ hu

ne obiara a ɔwɔ Esau bepɔw so no,

wobetwitwa mo atɔre mo ase.

10Esiane basabasayɛ a woyɛ tiaa wo nua Yakob no nti

aniwu bɛka wo,

na wɔbɛsɛe wo koraa.

11Da a wugyinaa ntentenso hwɛɛ no haa,

maa ananafo faa nʼahonyade kɔe

na ahɔho hyɛn ne kurow apon mu,

na wɔbɔɔ Yerusalem so ntonto no,

na wote sɛ wɔn mu baako.

12Anka ɛnsɛ sɛ wubu wo nua animtiaa

bere a ɔwɔ asiane mu,

anaa sɛ wudi ahurusi wɔ Yudafo so

bere a wɔwɔ ɔsɛe mu,

na mpo wohoahoa wo ho

bere a wɔwɔ ahohia mu no.

13Anka ɛnsɛ sɛ wode nsrabɔ

hyɛn me nkurɔfo kurow apon no mu

wɔ wɔn amanehunuda,

anka ɛnsɛ sɛ woserew wɔ bere a

wɔwɔ ɔhaw mu.

Afei nso anka ɛnsɛ sɛ

wode wo nsa to wɔn ahode so gye

wɔ bere a wɔwɔ amanehunu mu.

14Anka ɛnsɛ sɛ wotɛw wɔn nkwantanan so

kunkum nʼaguanfo

Na wuyi wɔn a aka no ma

wɔ wɔn amanehunuda no mu.

15Awurade da no abɛn

ama amanaman nyinaa.

Na hwɛ, Edom, sɛnea woyɛɛ no

saa ara na wɔbɛyɛ wo.

Wo nneyɛe bɛsan abegu wʼapampam.

16Sɛnea mononom nsã wɔ me bepɔw kronkron so no,

saa ara na amanaman no nyinaa bɛkɔ so anom,

saa ara na ɛbɛkɔ so da biara

na wɔbɛyɛ te sɛ nea wonni hɔ.

17Na ogye bɛba Sion bepɔw so

na ɛbɛyɛ kronkronbea,

na Yakob nsa

bɛsan aka nʼagyapade.

18Yakob bɛyɛ ogya

na Yosef ayɛ ogyatannaa;

Esau bɛyɛ adehunu bi

na wɔde no bɛto ogya so ahyew no a

obiara renka wɔ Esau ase.”

Nea Awurade se ni.

19Nkurɔfo a wofi Negeb no

bɛtena Esau mmepɔw so,

Na wɔn a wofi nkoko no ase no,

bɛfa Filisti asase no,

na wɔbɛfa Efraim ne Samaria mfuw atena so,

na Benyamin nso afa Gilead.

20Nnipakuw yi a wɔyɛ Israelfo a wotwaa wɔn asu kɔɔ Kanaan no

bɛfa Kanaan asase no akosi Sarefat;

na Yerusalemfo a wotwaa wɔn asu a

wɔte Safarad no bɛfa Negeb nkurow no adi so.

21Agyefo bɛkɔ Sion bepɔw so,

akodi Edom mmepɔw no so.

Na ahenni no bɛyɛ Awurade de!