New Living Translation
But even if you soar as high as eagles and build your nest among the stars, I will bring you crashing down," says the LORD.
King James Bible
Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith Jehovah.
World English Bible
Though you mount on high as the eagle, and though your nest is set among the stars, I will bring you down from there," says Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
If thou dost go up high as an eagle, And if between stars thou dost set thy nest, From thence I bring thee down, An affirmation of Jehovah.
Obadiah 1:4 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:4 Bring thee down - God who is in the heavens would throw thee down. When men could not marshal armies against thee, stars should fight in their courses against thee. Nothing can stand which God will cast down, Jer 49:16,17.
Though the pride of the godless reaches to the heavens and their heads touch the clouds,
yet they will vanish forever, thrown away like their own dung. Those who knew them will ask, 'Where are they?'
Is it at your command that the eagle rises to the heights to make its nest?
I have robbed their nests of riches and gathered up kingdoms as a farmer gathers eggs. No one can even flap a wing against me or utter a peep of protest."
"How you are fallen from heaven, O shining star, son of the morning! You have been thrown down to the earth, you who destroyed the nations of the world.
Though Babylon reaches as high as the heavens and makes her fortifications incredibly strong, I will still send enemies to plunder her. I, the LORD, have spoken!
"Even if they dig down to the place of the dead, I will reach down and pull them up. Even if they climb up into the heavens, I will bring them down.
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