1:1 The vision of Obadiah, -- Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh, concerning Edom -- A rumour, have we heard from Yahweh, and, a herald, throughout the nations, hath been sent, Up! and let us rise against her to war.
1:2 Lo! small, have I made thee, among the nations -- Despised art thou exceedingly!
1:3 The insolence of thy heart, hath deceived thee, O thou that inhabitest the retreats of the crag, the height of his habitation, -- that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?
1:4 Though thou build high like an eagle, and though, among the stars, thou set thy nest, from thence, will I bring thee down, Declareth Yahweh.
1:5 If, thieves, had come to thee, if robbers by night -- how ruined thou art! Would they not have stolen what sufficed them? If, grape-gatherers, had come to thee, Would they not have left gleanings?
1:6 How have the things of Esau been searched out! his treasures been sought up!
1:7 Up to the boundary, have they sent thee -- All thy covenant men, they have deceived thee, prevailed against thee -- the men thou wast wont to salute, -- The partakers of thy bread, have put a net under thee -- No understanding in him!
1:8 Shall it not be, in that day, Demandeth Yahweh, -- That I will destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of Mount Esau?
1:9 So shall thy mighty men, O Teman, be dismayed, -- to the intent that every man, may be cut off, out of Mount Esau, by slaughter.
1:10 For thy violence against thy brother Jacob, shall shame, cover thee, -- so shalt thou be cut off, to times age-abiding.
1:11 In the day when thou didst take thy stand over against him, in the day when foreigners took captive his forces, -- and, aliens, entered his gates, and, over Jerusalem, cast lots, even thou, wast like one of them!
1:12 Do not, then, look with satisfaction upon the day of thy brother, upon the day of his calamity, Neither rejoice over the sons of Judah -- in the day of their ruin, -- nor enlarge thy mouth -- in the day of distress:
1:13 Do not enter into the gate of my people -- in the day of their misfortune, Do not, thou also, look with satisfaction on his misery -- in the day of his misfortune; neither do thou thrust [thy hands] on his substance -- in the day of his misfortune;
1:14 Neither do thou stand at the parting of the way, to cut off his fugitives, -- neither do thou deliver up his survivors -- in the day of distress.
1:15 For, near, is the day of Yahweh, upon all the nations, -- Just as thou hast done, shall it be done to thee, Thy dealing, shall come back upon thine own head.
1:16 For, as ye have drunk on my holy mountain, all the nations shall drink continually, -- Yea they shall drink and swallow down, and shall be, as though they had not been.
1:17 But, in Mount Zion, shall be a delivered remnant which shall be holy, -- and the house of Jacob shall possess their own possessions;
1:18 And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, with the house of Esau for stubble, So shall they kindle upon them, and devour them, -- and there shall be no survivor to the house of Esau, for, Yahweh, hath spoken.
1:19 Then shall they of the South possess Mount Esau, and they of the Lowlands, the Philistines, and they [of the Mountain] shall possess the field of Ephraim, and the field of Samaria, -- and Benjamin [shall possess] Gilead;
1:20 And, they of the captivity of this force pertaining to the sons of Israel, [shall possess] that of the Canaanites, up to Zarephath, and, they of the captivity of Jerusalem who are in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the South.
1:21 And saviours shall come up in Mount Zion, to judge the mountain of Esau, -- So shall the kingdom, belong unto Yahweh.