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.
11:1 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,
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,”
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,
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.”
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.