Context6O how Esau will be ransacked,
And his hidden treasures searched out!
7All the men allied with you
8Will I not on that day, declares the LORD,
9Then your mighty men will be dismayed, O Teman,
10Because of violence to your brother Jacob,
11On the day that you stood aloof,
12Do not gloat over your brothers day,
13Do not enter the gate of My people
14Do not stand at the fork of the road
The Day of the LORD and the Future
15For the day of the LORD draws near on all the nations.
16Because just as you drank on My holy mountain,
17But on Mount Zion there will be those who escape,
18Then the house of Jacob will be a fire
19Then those of the Negev will possess the mountain of Esau,
20And the exiles of this host of the sons of Israel,
21The deliverers will ascend Mount Zion
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
How are the things of Esau searched! how are his hidden treasures sought out!
How have they searched Esau, how have they sought out his hidden things?
Darby Bible Translation
How is Esau searched! his hidden things sought out!
English Revised Version
How are the things of Esau searched out! how are his hidden treasures sought up!
Webster's Bible Translation
How are the things of Esau searched out! how are his hidden things sought!
World English Bible
How Esau will be ransacked! How his hidden treasures are sought out!
Young's Literal Translation
How hath Esau been searched out! Flowed out have his hidden things,
The book of Obadiah--shortest of all the prophetic books--is occupied, in the main, as the superscription suggests, with the fate of Edom. Her people have been humbled, the high and rocky fastnesses in which they trusted have not been able to save them. Neighbouring Arab tribes have successfully attacked them and driven them from their home (vv, 1-7). This is the divine penalty for their cruel and unbrotherly treatment of the Jews after the siege of Jerusalem, vv. 10-14, 15b. Nay, a day …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
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