Obadiah 1:6
New International Version
But how Esau will be ransacked, his hidden treasures pillaged!

New Living Translation
Every nook and cranny of Edom will be searched and looted. Every treasure will be found and taken.

English Standard Version
How Esau has been pillaged, his treasures sought out!

Berean Study Bible
But how Esau will be pillaged, his hidden treasures sought out!

King James Bible
How are the things of Esau searched out! how are his hidden things sought up!

New King James Version
“Oh, how Esau shall be searched out! How his hidden treasures shall be sought after!

New American Standard Bible
“Oh how Esau will be searched, And his hidden treasures searched out!

NASB 1995
“O how Esau will be ransacked, And his hidden treasures searched out!

NASB 1977
“O how Esau will be ransacked, And his hidden treasures searched out!

Amplified Bible
“How Esau (Edom) shall be ransacked [by men who come to ravage with divine approval]! How his hidden treasures shall be searched out!

Christian Standard Bible
How Esau will be pillaged, his hidden treasures searched out!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
How Esau will be pillaged, his hidden treasures searched out!

American Standard Version
How are the things of Esau searched! how are his hidden treasures sought out!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
How Esau has been searched out and he will seek his hiding places!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
How has Esau been searched out, and how have his hidden things been detected?

Contemporary English Version
Everything you treasure most will be taken from you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
How have they searched Esau, how have they sought out his hidden things?

English Revised Version
How are the things of Esau searched out! how are his hidden treasures sought up!

Good News Translation
Descendants of Esau, your treasures have been looted.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But you, Esau, will lose everything. Even your hidden treasures will be looted.

International Standard Version
"Oh, how Esau is ransacked, how his hidden treasures are thoroughly searched out!

JPS Tanakh 1917
How is Esau searched out! How are his hidden places sought out!

Literal Standard Version
How has Esau been searched out! His hidden things have flowed out,

NET Bible
How the people of Esau will be thoroughly plundered! Their hidden valuables will be ransacked!

New Heart English Bible
How Esau will be ransacked. How his hidden treasures are sought out.

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Destruction of Edom
5“If thieves came to you, if robbers by night—oh, how you will be ruined—would they not steal only what they wanted? If grape gatherers came to you, would they not leave some gleanings? 6But how Esau will be pillaged, his hidden treasures sought out! 7All the men allied with you will drive you to the border; the men at peace with you will deceive and overpower you. Those who eat your bread will set a trap for you without your awareness of it.…

Cross References
Isaiah 13:16
Their infants will be dashed to pieces before their eyes, their houses will be looted, and their wives will be ravished.

Jeremiah 49:10
But I will strip Esau bare; I will uncover his hiding places, and he will be unable to conceal himself. His descendants will be destroyed along with his relatives and neighbors, and he will be no more.


Treasury of Scripture

How are the things of Esau searched out! how are his hidden things sought up!

are the.

Psalm 139:1
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me.

Isaiah 10:13,14
For he saith, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man: …

Isaiah 45:3
And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.

how are his.

Daniel 2:22
He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.









Verse 6. - Obadiah contemplates Eden's ruin, in retribution of her plundering Jerusalem, and speaks of it as past. How are the things of Esau searched out! literally, how are the things searched out, Esau! i.e. the people and property that belong to Esau. The enemy leave no place unexamined. So in Zephaniah 1:12 the Lord says, "I will search Jerusalem with candles." (For "Esau" as equivalent to "Eden," see Genesis 25:30.) His hidden things (matspon, ἅπαξ λεγόμενον); hidden treasures; Septuagint, τὰ κεκρυμμένα αὐτοῦ. Jeremiah (Jeremiah 49:10) gives, "secret places." Keil notes that Petra was a great emporium of the trade between Arabia and Syria, and that in it great treasures were stored (Diod. Sic., 19:95).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But how
אֵ֚יךְ (’êḵ)
Interjection
Strong's 349: How?, how!, where

Esau
עֵשָׂ֔ו (‘ê·śāw)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 6215: Esau -- oldest son of Isaac

will be pillaged,
נֶחְפְּשׂ֣וּ (neḥ·pə·śū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 2664: To seek, to conceal oneself, mask

his hidden treasures
מַצְפֻּנָֽיו׃ (maṣ·pu·nāw)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4710: Hidden treasure, treasure

sought out!
נִבְע֖וּ (niḇ·‘ū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 1158: To gush over, to swell, to desire earnestly, to ask


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