Thus says the Lord God concerning Edom:
We have heard a report from the Lord,
and a messenger has been sent among the nations:
“Rise up! Let us rise against her for battle!”
you shall be utterly despised.a
you who live in the clefts of the rock,b
in your lofty dwelling,
who say in your heart,
“Who will bring me down to the ground?”
though your nest is set among the stars,
from there I will bring you down,
if plunderers came by night —
how you have been destroyed! —
would they not steal only enough for themselves?
If grape gatherers came to you,
would they not leave gleanings?
his treasures sought out!
those at peace with you have deceived you;
they have prevailed against you;
those who eat your breadc have set a trap beneath you —
you haved no understanding.
destroy the wise men out of Edom,
and understanding out of Mount Esau?
so that every man from Mount Esau will be cut off by slaughter.
10 Because of the violence done to your brother Jacob,
shame shall cover you,
and you shall be cut off forever.
on the day that strangers carried off his wealth
and foreigners entered his gates
and cast lots for Jerusalem,
you were like one of them.
in the day of his misfortune;
do not rejoice over the people of Judah
in the day of their ruin;
do not boaste
in the day of distress.
in the day of their calamity;
do not gloat over his disaster
in the day of his calamity;
do not loot his wealth
in the day of his calamity.
to cut off his fugitives;
do not hand over his survivors
in the day of distress.
15 For the day of the Lord is near upon all the nations.
As you have done, it shall be done to you;
your deeds shall return on your own head.
so all the nations shall drink continually;
they shall drink and swallow,
and shall be as though they had never been.
and it shall be holy,
and the house of Jacob shall possess their own possessions.
and the house of Joseph a flame,
and the house of Esau stubble;
they shall burn them and consume them,
and there shall be no survivor for the house of Esau,
19 Those of the Negeb shall possess Mount Esau,
and those of the Shephelah shall possess the land of the Philistines;
they shall possess the land of Ephraim and the land of Samaria,
and Benjamin shall possess Gilead.
shall possess the land of the Canaanites as far as Zarephath,
and the exiles of Jerusalem who are in Sepharad
shall possess the cities of the Negeb.
to rule Mount Esau,
and the kingdom shall be the Lord’s.
Obadiah, 1 chapter. English Standard Version.