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Abdías

Visión de Abdías.

Orgullo y caída de Edom

Hemos oído una noticia de parte del Señor y un mensajero ha sido enviado a las naciones, diciendo: «¡Vamos, marchemos a la guerra contra ella!»

Así dice el Señor omnipotente acerca de Edom:

«¡Te haré insignificante entre las naciones,
    serás tremendamente despreciado!
Tu carácter soberbio te ha engañado.
Como habitas en las hendiduras de los desfiladeros,
    en la altura de tu morada,
te dices a ti mismo:
    ¿Quién podrá arrojarme a tierra?
Pero, aunque vueles a lo alto como águila,
    y tu nido esté puesto en las estrellas,
    de allí te arrojaré
            —afirma el Señor—.
Si vinieran a ti ladrones
    o saqueadores nocturnos,
¿no robarían solo lo que les bastara?
    ¡Pero tú, cómo serás destruido!
Si vinieran a ti vendimiadores,
    ¿no dejarían algunos racimos?
¡Pero cómo registrarán a Esaú!
    ¡Cómo rebuscarán sus escondrijos!
Hasta la frontera te expulsarán
    tus propios aliados,
te engañarán y dominarán
    tus propios amigos.
Los que se sientan a tu mesa
    te pondrán una trampa.
¡Es que Edom ya no tiene inteligencia!
¿Acaso no destruiré yo en aquel día
    a los sabios de Edom,
    a la inteligencia del monte de Esaú?
            —afirma el Señor—.
Ciudad de Temán, tus guerreros se caerán de miedo,
    a fin de que todo hombre sea exterminado
    del monte de Esaú por la masacre.

10 »Por la violencia hecha contra tu hermano Jacob,
    te cubrirá la vergüenza
    y serás exterminado para siempre.
11 En el día que te mantuviste aparte,
    en el día que extranjeros llevaron su ejército cautivo,
cuando extraños entraron por su puerta
    y sobre Jerusalén echaron suerte,
    tú eras como uno de ellos.
12 No debiste reírte de tu hermano en su mal día,
    en el día de su desgracia.
No debiste alegrarte a costa del pueblo de Judá
    en el día de su ruina.
No debiste proferir arrogancia
    en el día de su angustia.
13 No debiste entrar por la puerta de mi pueblo
    en el día de su calamidad.
No debiste recrear la vista con su desgracia
    en el día de su calamidad.
No debiste echar mano a sus riquezas
    en el día de su calamidad.
14 No debiste aguardar en los angostos caminos
    para matar a los que huían.
No debiste entregar a los sobrevivientes
    en el día de su angustia.

15 »Porque cercano está el día del Señor
    contra todas las naciones.
¡Edom, como hiciste, se te hará!
    ¡sobre tu cabeza recaerá tu merecido!
16 Pues sin duda que así como ustedes, israelitas,
    bebieron de mi copa en mi santo monte,
así también la beberán sin cesar todas las naciones;
    beberán y engullirán,
    y entonces serán como si nunca hubieran existido.
17 Pero en el monte Sión habrá liberación, y será sagrado.
    El pueblo de Jacob recuperará sus posesiones.
18 Los descendientes de Jacob serán fuego,
    y los de José, llama;
pero la casa real de Esaú será estopa:
    le pondrán fuego y la consumirán,
de tal forma que no quedará sobreviviente
    entre los descendientes de Esaú».
            El Señor lo ha dicho.

Restauración del pueblo de Dios

19 Los del Néguev poseerán el monte de Esaú, y los de la Sefelá poseerán Filistea. Los israelitas poseerán los campos de Efraín y de Samaria, y los de Benjamín poseerán Galaad.

20 Los exiliados, este ejército de israelitas que viven entre los cananeos, poseerán la tierra hasta Sarepta. Los desterrados de Jerusalén, que viven en Sefarad, poseerán las ciudades del Néguev, 21 y los libertadores subirán al monte Sión para gobernar la región montañosa de Esaú. Y el reino será del Señor.

Amplified Bible

Obadiah

Edom Will Be Humbled

The vision of Obadiah.

Thus says the Lord God concerning [a]Edom—

We have heard a report from the Lord,
And an ambassador has been sent among the nations, saying,
[b]Arise, and let us rise up against Edom for battle [with the Lord as commander]!”

“Behold [Edom], I shall [humiliate you and] make you small among the nations;
You are greatly despised.

“The pride and arrogance of your heart have deceived you,
You who live in the clefts and lofty security of the rock (Sela),
Whose dwelling place is high,
Who say [boastfully] in your heart,
‘Who will bring me down to earth?’

“Though you build [your nest] on high like the eagle,
Though you set your nest among the stars,
I will bring you down from there,” says the Lord.

“If thieves came to you,
If robbers by night—
How you will be ruined!—
Would they not steal only until they had enough?
If grape gatherers came to you,
Would they not leave some grapes for gleaning?

“How Esau (Edom) shall be ransacked [by men who come to ravage with divine approval]!
How his hidden treasures shall be searched out!

“All the men allied with you
Shall send you on your way to the border;
The men who were at peace with you
Shall deceive you and overpower you;
Those who eat your bread [those you trust]
Shall set a hostile ambush for you.
(There is no understanding of it.)

“Will I not on that day,” says the Lord,
“Destroy the wise men from Edom [removing all wisdom]
And understanding from the [c]mountain of Esau?

“And your mighty men shall be dismayed and demoralized, O [d]Teman,
So that everyone from the mountain of Esau may be cut off in the slaughter.

Edom Denounced

10 
“Because of the violence you did against your brother Jacob,
Shame shall cover you [completely],
And you shall be cut off forever.
11 
“On the day that [Jerusalem was destroyed] you stood aloof [from your brother Jacob]—
On the day that strangers took his forces captive and carried off his wealth,
And foreigners entered his gates
And cast lots for Jerusalem [dividing the city for plunder]—
You too were like one of them [collaborating with the enemy].
12 
“Do not gaze and gloat [in triumph] over your brother’s day,
The day when his misfortune came.
Do not rejoice over the sons of Judah
In the day of their destruction;
Do not speak arrogantly [jeering and maliciously mocking]
In the day of their distress.
13 
“Do not enter the gate of My people
In the day of their disaster;
Yes, you, do not look [with delight] on their misery
In the day of their ruin,
And do not loot treasures
In the day of their ruin.
14 
“Do not stand at the crossroad
To cut down those [of Judah] who escaped;
And do not hand over [to the enemy] those [of Judah] who survive
In the day of their distress.

The Day of the Lord and the Future

15 
“For the [judgment] day of the Lord draws near on all the nations.
As you have done, it shall be done to you [in retribution];
Your [evil] dealings will return on your own head.
16 
“Because just as you [Edom] drank on My holy mountain [desecrating it in the revelry of the destroyers],
So shall all the nations drink continually [one by one, of My wrath];
Yes, they shall drink and swallow [the full measure of punishment]
And become as though they had never existed.
17 
“But on Mount Zion [in Jerusalem] there shall be [deliverance for] those who escape,
And it shall be holy [no pagan will defile it];
And the house of Jacob shall possess their [former] possessions.
18 
“Then the house of Jacob shall be a fire
And the house of Joseph a flame [in executing God’s wrath];
But the house of Esau will be like stubble.
They (Jacob) shall set them on fire and consume them (the Edomites),
So that there shall be no survivor of the house of Esau,”
For the Lord has spoken.
19 
Then those of the Negev shall possess the mountain of Esau,
And those of the Shephelah [shall possess] the Philistine plain;
Also, [they shall] possess the fields of Ephraim and the fields of Samaria,
And Benjamin will possess Gilead [across the Jordan River].
20 
And the exiles of this host of the sons (descendants) of Israel
Who are among the Canaanites as far as Zarephath,
And the exiles of Jerusalem who are in [e]Sepharad
Shall possess the cities of the Negev.
21 
The deliverers shall go up on Mount Zion
To rule and judge the mountain of Esau,
And the kingdom and the kingship shall be the Lord’s.

  1. Obadiah 1:1 The people of Edom were descendants of Esau (Gen 25:30; 36:1). Edom was the country southeast of Judah extending from the Dead Sea to the eastern arm of the Red Sea. The capital city was Sela, also known as Petra (both names mean rock). The country of Moab formed Edom’s boundary on the north. Edom and Moab have a remarkably prominent place in prophecy as “the scene of the final destruction of Gentile world power in the day of the Lord” (Scofield Reference Bible). See the Scripture references following the first verse which outline the picture of what lies ahead for the nations of the world.
  2. Obadiah 1:1 The Hebrew verb “to stand” or “arise” is an instruction to prepare to fulfill a command, somewhat similar to the military command “attention.”
  3. Obadiah 1:8 Idumea, a mountainous region.
  4. Obadiah 1:9 Teman was one of the main cities of Edom.
  5. Obadiah 1:20 Location uncertain, possibly Sparta or Sardis.