Ovadiah - Obadiah 1

1The vision of Obadiah.

Thus saith the Lord God concerning Edom:We have heard a message from the Lord,And an ambassador is sent among the nations:‘Arise ye, and let us rise up against her in battle.’

2Behold, I make thee small among the nations;Thou art greatly despised.
3The pride of thy heart hath beguiled thee,O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock,Thy habitation on high;That sayest in thy heart:‘Who shall bring me down to the ground?’
4Though thou make thy nest as high as the eagle,And though thou set it among the stars, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the Lord.
5If thieves came to thee, if robbers by night—How art thou cut off!—Would they not steal till they had enough?If grape-gatherers came to thee,Would they not leave some gleaning grapes?
6How is Esau searched out!How are his hidden places sought out!
7All the men of thy confederacyHave conducted thee to the border;The men that were at peace with theeHave beguiled thee, and prevailed against thee;They that eat thy bread lay a snare under thee,In whom there is no discernment.
8Shall I not in that day, saith the Lord,Destroy the wise men out of Edom,And discernment out of the mount of Esau?
9And thy mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed,To the end that every one may be cut off from the mount of Esau by slaughter.
10For the violence done to thy brother Jacob shame shall cover thee,And thou shalt be cut off for ever.
11In the day that thou didst stand aloof,In the day that strangers carried away his substance,And foreigners entered into his gates,And cast lots upon Jerusalem,Even thou wast as one of them.
12But thou shouldest not have gazed on the day of thy brotherIn the day of his disaster,Neither shouldest thou have rejoiced over the children of JudahIn the day of their destruction;Neither shouldest thou have spoken proudlyIn the day of distress.
13Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of My peopleIn the day of their calamity;Yea, thou shouldest not have gazed on their afflictionIn the day of their calamity,Nor have laid hands on their substanceIn the day of their calamity.
14Neither shouldest thou have stood in the crossway,To cut off those of his that escape;Neither shouldest thou have delivered up those of hisThat did remain in the day of distress.
15For the day of the Lord is near upon all the nations;As thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee;Thy dealing shall return upon thine own head.
16For as ye have drunk upon My holy mountain,So shall all the nations drink continually,Yea, they shall drink, and swallow down,And shall be as though they had not been.
17But in mount Zion there shall be those that escape,And it shall be holy;And the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.
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.
19And they of the South shall possess the mount of Esau,And they of the Lowland the Philistines;And they shall possess the field of Ephraim,And the field of Samaria;And Benjamin shall possess Gilead.
20And the captivity of this host of the children of Israel,That are among the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath,And the captivity of Jerusalem, that is in Sepharad,Shall possess the cities of the South.
21And saviours shall come up on mount ZionTo judge the mount of Esau;And the kingdom shall be the Lord's.
1Now the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying:
2‘Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim against it; for their wickedness is come up before Me.’
3But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord; and he went down to Joppa, and found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish, from the presence of the Lord.
4But the Lord hurled a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest in the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken.
5And the mariners were afraid, and cried every man unto his god; and they cast forth the wares that were in the ship into the sea, to lighten it unto them. But Jonah was gone down into the innermost parts of the ship; and he lay, and was fast asleep.
6So the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him: ‘What meanest thou that thou sleepest? arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not.’
7And they said every one to his fellow: ‘Come, and let us cast lots, that we may know for whose cause this evil is upon us.’ So they cast lots, and the lot fell upon Jonah.
8Then said they unto him: ‘Tell us, we pray thee, for whose cause this evil is upon us: what is thine occupation? and whence comest thou? what is thy country? and of what people art thou?’
9And he said unto them: ‘I am an Hebrew; and I fear the Lord, the God of heaven, who hath made the sea and the dry land.’
10Then were the men exceedingly afraid, and said unto him: ‘What is this that thou hast done?’ For the men knew that he fled from the presence of the Lord, because he had told them.
11Then said they unto him: ‘What shall we do unto thee, that the sea may be calm unto us?’ for the sea grew more and more tempestuous.
12And he said unto them: ‘Take me up, and cast me forth into the sea; so shall the sea be calm unto you; for I know that for my sake this great tempest is upon you.’
13Nevertheless the men rowed hard to bring it to the land; but they could not; for the sea grew more and more tempestuous against them.
14Wherefore they cried unto the Lord, and said: ‘We beseech Thee, O Lord, we beseech Thee, let us not perish for this man’s life, and lay not upon us innocent blood; for Thou, O Lord, hast done as it pleased Thee.’
15So they took up Jonah, and cast him forth into the sea; and the sea ceased from its raging.
16Then the men feared the Lord exceedingly; and they offered a sacrifice unto the Lord, and made vows.