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.
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,
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
Na wuyi wɔn a aka no ma
wɔ wɔn amanehunuda no mu.
15“Awurade 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!