Obadiah

Obadiah["Servant of Jehovah. Cp. 1 Kings 18:3"Companion Bible.]
-1-"a rumour from the Lord, and an ambassador is sent among the heathen["nations"Comp.]-Cp. Is. 21:11; Ezk. 25:12
-2-3-"Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen: thou are greatly despised. The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock["Referring to the natural position of the Edomites. Cp. 2 Kings 14:7"Comp.], whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?"-Cp. is. 14:13-15; Rev. 18:7
-4-"thou exalt thyself as the eagle…set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down"-Cp. Job 20:6; Hab. 2:9; Num. 24:21
-5-"If thieves came to thee, if robbers by night, (how art thou cut off!)…if the grapegatherers come to thee, would they not leave some grapes?"-Cp. Jer. 49:9; Is. 17:6; 24:13
-7-"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…none understanding in him"-Cp. Jer. 38:22; 49:7; Ps. 83:5-8
-8-"in that day…destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount["hill country" Comp.]of Esau"-Cp. Job 5:12; Is. 29:14; 63:1-6; Jer. 49:13
-9-"Teman…dismayed…every one of the mount of Esau may be cut off"-Cp. Ps. 76:5; Jer. 49:7
-10-11-"For thy violence against thy brother Jacob shame shall cover thee…strangers carried away captive his forces, and foreignors entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem"-Cp. Gen. 27:41-44; Deut. 23:7; Nah. 3:10
-12-"neither should thou have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction; neither shouldest thou have spoken proudly["Heb. enlarged thy mouth[with laughter]. Cp. Ps. 35:21. Isa. 57:4. Ezek. 35:13"Comp.]in the day of distress"-Cp. Mic. 4:11; Prov. 17:5
-13-15-"Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity…shouldest not have looked on their affliction…nor have laid hands on their substance…Neither shouldest thou have stood in the crossway["fork of the roads, or a mountain pass"Comp.], 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. For 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"-Cp. Ezek. 30:3; Hab. 2:8; Isa. 2:11, 17
-16-18-"drunk upon my holy mountain…the heathen…they shall swallow down["stagger…Job 6:3"Comp.], and they shall be as though they had not been. But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance…holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions. And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame…Esau for stubble…kindle…devour them"-Zech. 12:6; Joel 2:32, 3:16-21; Isa. 1:26, 4:3-4, 14:1-2, 46:13, 63:1-6; Jer. 46:28, 49:7-22; Amos 9:8-15
-19-"And they of the south["the south[country], the Negeb. See note on Ps. 126:4. Cp. Amos 9:12"Comp.]shall possess the mount of Edom; and they of the plain["the lowlands, the Shephelah[shall possess]. Cp. Zeph. 2:7"Comp.]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["the whole of the twelve tribes"Comp.]shall possess that of the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath["Sarepta, belonging to Sidon and Tyre"Comp.]; and the captivity of Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad["mentioned with Ionia and Greece(in the west)in the inscriptions of Behistun, col. 1, line 15…Jews were sold as slaves, and were taken to Spain by the Phoenicians to work in the mines near the great city of Ampuria, now being unearthed, near Figueras, in the province of Gerona. The ‘Jews’ houses’ are still shown at Besalu"Comp.], shall possess the cities of the south"-Cp. 1 K. 17:9; Jer. 32:44
-21-"And the saviours["deliverers: i.e. earthly and human, as in Judges 3:9, 15. Cp. Mic. 5:4-5"Comp.]shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the Lord’s"-Cp. Ps. 22:28; Dan. 2:44, 7:14, 27; Zech. 14:9; Rev. 11:15, 19:6

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