Obadiah 1:17
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New International Version
But on Mount Zion will be deliverance; it will be holy, and Jacob will possess his inheritance.

King James Bible
But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.

Darby Bible Translation
But upon mount Zion shall there be deliverance, and it shall be holy; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.

World English Bible
But in Mount Zion, there will be those who escape, and it will be holy. The house of Jacob will possess their possessions.

Young's Literal Translation
And in mount Zion there is an escape, And it hath been holy, And the house of Jacob have possessed their possessions.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

But upon Mount Zion shall be deliverance - Here is a promise of the return from the Babylonish captivity. They shall come to Zion, and there they shall find safety; and it is remarkable that after their return they were greatly befriended by the Persian kings, and by Alexander the Great and his successors; so that, whilst they ravaged the neighboring nations, the Jews were unmolested. See Calmet.

And there shall be holiness - They shall return to God, separate themselves from their idols, and become a better people than they were when God permitted them to be carried into captivity.

The house of Jacob shall possess - They were restored to their former possessions. But this may refer also to their future restoration under the Gospel, when they shall be truly converted, and become holiness to the Lord; for salvation and holiness shall be the characteristics of Zion - the Christian Church, for ever.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

upon.

Isaiah 46:13 I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry...

Joel 2:32 And it shall come to pass, that whoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered...

shall be.

Jeremiah 46:28 Fear you not, O Jacob my servant, said the LORD: for I am with you...

Amos 9:8 Behold, the eyes of the Lord GOD are on the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from off the face of the earth...

deliverance. or, they that escape.

Jeremiah 44:14,28 So that none of the remnant of Judah, which are gone into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall escape or remain...

Ezekiel 7:16 But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning...

there shall be holiness. or, it shall be holy.

Isaiah 1:27 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness.

Isaiah 4:3,4 And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remains in Jerusalem, shall be called holy...

Isaiah 60:21 Your people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands...

Joel 3:17 So shall you know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy...

Zechariah 8:3 Thus said the LORD; I am returned to Zion, and will dwell in the middle of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth...

Zechariah 14:20,21 In that day shall there be on the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD...

Revelation 21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defiles, neither whatever works abomination, or makes a lie...

possess.

Isaiah 14:1,2 For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land...

Joel 3:19-21 Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence against the children of Judah...

Amos 9:11-15 In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins...

Library
Obadiah
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).[1] 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

Cross References
Psalm 69:35
for God will save Zion and rebuild the cities of Judah. Then people will settle there and possess it;

Isaiah 4:2
In that day the Branch of the LORD will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land will be the pride and glory of the survivors in Israel.

Isaiah 4:3
Those who are left in Zion, who remain in Jerusalem, will be called holy, all who are recorded among the living in Jerusalem.

Isaiah 14:1
The LORD will have compassion on Jacob; once again he will choose Israel and will settle them in their own land. Foreigners will join them and unite with the descendants of Jacob.

Isaiah 14:2
Nations will take them and bring them to their own place. And Israel will take possession of the nations and make them male and female servants in the LORD's land. They will make captives of their captors and rule over their oppressors.

Joel 2:32
And everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be deliverance, as the LORD has said, even among the survivors whom the LORD calls.

Joel 3:17
"Then you will know that I, the LORD your God, dwell in Zion, my holy hill. Jerusalem will be holy; never again will foreigners invade her.

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