Obadiah 1:2
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New International Version
"See, I will make you small among the nations; you will be utterly despised.

King James Bible
Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen: thou art greatly despised.

Darby Bible Translation
Behold, I have made thee small among the nations; thou art greatly despised.

World English Bible
Behold, I have made you small among the nations. You are greatly despised.

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, little I have made thee among nations, Despised art thou exceedingly.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I have made thee small among the heathen - God ever attributes to himself the rise and fall of nations. If they be great and prosperous, it is by God's providence; if they be tow and depressed, it is by his justice. Compared with the Assyrians, Chaldeans, Egyptians, Syrians, Arabs, and other neighboring nations, the Idumeans were a small people.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Numbers 24:18 And Edom shall be a possession, Seir also shall be a possession for his enemies; and Israel shall do valiantly.

1 Samuel 2:7,8 The LORD makes poor, and makes rich: he brings low, and lifts up...

Job 34:25-29 Therefore he knows their works, and he overturns them in the night, so that they are destroyed...

Psalm 107:39,40 Again, they are diminished and brought low through oppression, affliction, and sorrow...

Isaiah 23:9 The LORD of hosts has purposed it, to stain the pride of all glory, and to bring into contempt all the honorable of the earth.

Ezekiel 29:15 It shall be the basest of the kingdoms; neither shall it exalt itself any more above the nations: for I will diminish them...

Micah 7:10 Then she that is my enemy shall see it, and shame shall cover her which said to me, Where is the LORD your God?...

Luke 1:51,52 He has showed strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts...

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
Numbers 24:18
Edom will be conquered; Seir, his enemy, will be conquered, but Israel will grow strong.

Isaiah 23:9
The LORD Almighty planned it, to bring down her pride in all her splendor and to humble all who are renowned on the earth.

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