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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.

Mawu a Mulungu mu Chichewa Chalero

Obadiya 1:1-21

Masomphenya a Obadiya

1Masomphenya a Obadiya.

Ambuye Yehova akunena kwa Edomu kuti,

Tamva uthenga wochokera kwa Yehova:

Nthumwi yatumidwa kupita kwa anthu a mitundu kukanena kuti,

“Konzekani, tiyeni tikachite nkhondo ndi Edomu.”

2“Taona, ndidzakuchepetsani pakati pa anthu a mitundu ina;

udzanyozedwa kwambiri.

3Kudzikuza kwa mtima wako kwakusocheretsa,

iwe amene umakhala mʼmapanga a mʼmatanthwe

ndipo umamanga nyumba zako pa mapiri ataliatali,

iwe amene umanena mu mtima mwako kuti,

‘Ndani anganditsitse pansi?’

4Koma ngakhale umawuluka ngati chiwombankhanga

ndi kumanga chisa chako pakati pa nyenyezi,

ndidzakutsitsa pansi kuchokera kumeneko,”

akutero Yehova.

5“Anthu akuba akanabwera kwa iwe,

kapena anthu olanda zinthu akanafika usiku,

aa, tsoka lanji limene likukudikira iwe!

Kodi akanangotengako zimene akuzifuna zokha?

Ngati anthu othyola mphesa akanafika,

kodi akanakusiyiraniko mphesa pangʼono pokha?

6Koma Esau adzalandidwa zinthu zonse,

chuma chake chobisika chidzabedwa!

7Anthu onse ogwirizana nawo adzakupirikitsira kumalire;

abwenzi ako adzakunyenga ndi kukugonjetsa;

amene amadya chakudya chako adzakutchera msampha,

koma iwe sudzazindikira zimenezi.”

8Yehova akunena kuti, “Tsiku limenelo,

kodi sindidzawononga anthu onse anzeru a ku Edomu,

anthu odziwa zinthu mʼmapiri a Esau?

9Ankhondo ako, iwe Temani, adzachita mantha,

ndipo aliyense amene ali mʼphiri la Esau

adzaphedwa pa nkhondo.

10Chifukwa cha nkhanza zimene unachitira mʼbale wako Yakobo,

udzakhala wamanyazi;

adzakuwononga mpaka muyaya.

11Pamene adani

ankamulanda chuma chake

pamene alendo analowa pa zipata zake

ndi kuchita maere pa Yerusalemu,

pa tsikulo iwe unali ngati mmodzi wa iwo.

12Iwe sunayenera kunyoza mʼbale wako

pa nthawi ya tsoka lake,

kapena kunyogodola Ayuda

chifukwa cha chiwonongeko chawo,

kapena kuwaseka pa nthawi ya

mavuto awo.

13Iwe sunayenera kudutsa pa zipata za anthu anga

pa nthawi ya masautso awo,

kapena kuwanyogodola

pa tsiku la tsoka lawo,

kapena kulanda chuma chawo

pa nthawi ya masautso awo.

14Sunayenera kudikirira pamphambano ya misewu

kuti uphe Ayuda othawa,

kapena kuwapereka kwa adani awo Ayuda opulumuka

pa nthawi ya mavuto awo.”

15“Tsiku la Yehova layandikira

limene adzaweruza mitundu yonse ya anthu.

Adzakuchitira zomwe unawachitira ena;

zochita zako zidzakubwerera wekha.

16Iwe unamwa pa phiri langa loyera,

koteronso mitundu ina yonse idzamwa kosalekeza;

iwo adzamwa ndi kudzandira

ndipo adzayiwalika pa mbiri ya dziko lapansi.

17Koma pa Phiri la Ziyoni padzakhala chipulumutso;

phirilo lidzakhala lopatulika,

ndipo nyumba ya Yakobo

idzalandira cholowa chake.

18Nyumba ya Yakobo idzasanduka moto

ndipo nyumba ya Yosefe idzasanduka lawi la moto;

nyumba ya Esau idzasanduka chiputu,

ndipo adzayitenthe pa moto ndi kuyipsereza.

Sipadzakhala anthu opulumuka

kuchokera mʼnyumba ya Esau.”

Yehova wayankhula.

19Anthu ochokera ku Negevi adzakhala

ku mapiri a Esau,

ndipo anthu ochokera mʼmbali mwa mapiri

adzatenga dziko la Afilisti.

Adzakhala mʼminda ya Efereimu ndi Samariya,

ndipo Benjamini adzatenga Giliyadi.

20Aisraeli amene ali ku ukapolo

adzalandira dziko la Kanaani mpaka ku Zarefati;

a ku Yerusalemu amene ali ku ukapolo ku Sefaradi

adzalandira mizinda ya ku Negevi.

21Opulumukawo adzapita ku Phiri la Ziyoni

ndipo adzalamulira mapiri a Esau.

Koma ufumuwo udzakhala wa Yehova.