New International Version
You should not march through the gates of my people in the day of their disaster, nor gloat over them in their calamity in the day of their disaster, nor seize their wealth in the day of their disaster.
King James Bible
Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity; yea, thou shouldest 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;
Darby Bible Translation
Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity, nor have looked, even thou, on their affliction in the day of their calamity, neither shouldest thou have laid [hands] on their substance in the day of their calamity;
World English Bible
Don't enter into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity. Don't look down on their affliction in the day of their calamity, neither seize their wealth on the day of their calamity.
Young's Literal Translation
Nor come into a gate of My people in a day of their calamity, Nor look, even thou, on its misfortune in a day of its calamity, Nor send forth against its force in a day of its calamity,
Obadiah 1:13 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou shouldest not have looked - It shows a malevolent heart to rejoice in the miseries of those who have acted unkindly or wickedly towards us. The Edomites triumphed when they saw the judgments of God fall upon the Jews. This the Lord severely reprehends in Obadiah 1:12-15. If a man have acted cruelly towards us, and God punish him for this cruelty, and we rejoice in it, we make his crime our own; and then, as we have done, so shall it be done unto us; see Obadiah 1:15. All these verses point out the part the Edomites took against the Jews when the Chaldeans besieged and took Jerusalem, destroyed the temple, and divided the spoils.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
substance. or, forces.
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
The mercenaries in her ranks are like fattened calves. They too will turn and flee together, they will not stand their ground, for the day of disaster is coming upon them, the time for them to be punished.
"'Because you harbored an ancient hostility and delivered the Israelites over to the sword at the time of their calamity, the time their punishment reached its climax,
"'Because you have said, "These two nations and countries will be ours and we will take possession of them," even though I the LORD was there,
This is what the Sovereign LORD says: The enemy said of you, "Aha! The ancient heights have become our possession."'
Therefore prophesy and say, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Because they ravaged and crushed you from every side so that you became the possession of the rest of the nations and the object of people's malicious talk and slander,
Jump to PreviousAffliction Calamity Disaster Doors Downfall Enter Entered Force Forth Gate Gazed Gloat Gloated Goods Hands Laid Lay March Misfortune Seize Shouldest Shouldst Substance Trouble Wealth
Jump to NextAffliction Calamity Disaster Doors Downfall Enter Entered Force Forth Gate Gazed Gloat Gloated Goods Hands Laid Lay March Misfortune Seize Shouldest Shouldst Substance Trouble Wealth
LinksObadiah 1:13 NIV
Obadiah 1:13 NLT
Obadiah 1:13 ESV
Obadiah 1:13 NASB
Obadiah 1:13 KJV
Obadiah 1:13 Bible Apps
Obadiah 1:13 Biblia Paralela
Obadiah 1:13 Chinese Bible
Obadiah 1:13 French Bible
Obadiah 1:13 German Bible
Obadiah 1:13 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.