1 [The vision of Obadiah.] Thus says the Sovereign Elohim concerning Edom: We have heard a rumor from YHWH, and an ambassador is sent among the heathen, Arise, and let us rise up against her in battle.
2 Behold, I have made you small among the heathen: you are greatly despised.
3 The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who dwell in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; who says in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?
4 Though you shall exalt yourself as the eagle, and though you shall set your nest among the stars, from there I will bring you down, says YHWH.
5 If thieves came to you, if robbers by night, (how you are cut off!) would they not have stolen till they had enough? if the grape-gatherers came to you, would they not leave some grapes?
6 How the things of Esau are searched out! how his hidden things are sought!
7 All the men of your confederacy have brought you even to the border: the men who were at peace with you have deceived you, and prevailed against you; those who eat your bread have laid a wound under you: there is no understanding in him.
8 Shall I not in that day, says YHWH, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau?
9 And your mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed, to the end that everyone of the mount of Esau may be cut off by slaughter.
10 For your violence against your brother Jacob shame shall cover you, and you shall be cut off forever.
11 In the day that you stoodst on the other side, in the day that the strangers carried away his forces captive, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even you was as one of them.
12 But you should not have looked in the day of your brother in the day that he became a stranger; neither should you have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction; neither should you have spoken proudly in the day of distress.
13 You should not have entered into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity; yes, you should 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;
14 Neither should you have stood in the stake-way, to cut off those of his who escaped; neither should you have delivered up those of his who remained in the day of distress.
15 For the day of YHWH is near upon all the heathen: as you have done, it shall be done to you: your reward shall return upon your own head.
16 For as you* have drank upon my holy mountain, so shall all the heathen drink continually, yes, they shall drink, and they shall swallow down, and they shall be as though they had not been.
17 But upon mount Zion there shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.
18 And 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 YHWH has spoken it.
19 And those of the south shall possess the mount of Esau; and those of the plain, the Philistines: and they shall possess the fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria: and Benjamin shall possess Gilead.
20 And the captivity of this host of the children of Israel shall possess that of the Canaanites, even to Zarephath; and the captivity of Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the south.
21 And saviors shall come upon mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be YHWH'S.