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Obadiah 1 - NIV

Obadiah’s Vision

1 The vision of Obadiah.
This is what the Sovereign Lord says about Edom—

We have heard a message from the Lord:
An envoy was sent to the nations to say,
“Rise, let us go against her for battle”—


“See, I will make you small among the nations;
you will be utterly despised.

3 The pride of your heart has deceived you,
you who live in the clefts of the rocks[a]
and make your home on the heights,
you who say to yourself,
‘Who can bring me down to the ground?’

4 Though you soar like the eagle
and make your nest among the stars,
from there I will bring you down,”
declares the Lord.

5 “If thieves came to you,
if robbers in the night—
oh, what a disaster awaits you!—
would they not steal only as much as they wanted?
If grape pickers came to you,
would they not leave a few grapes?

6 But how Esau will be ransacked,
his hidden treasures pillaged!

7 All your allies will force you to the border;
your friends will deceive and overpower you;
those who eat your bread will set a trap for you,[b]
but you will not detect it.


“In that day,” declares the Lord,
“will I not destroy the wise men of Edom,
those of understanding in the mountains of Esau?

9 Your warriors, Teman, will be terrified,
and everyone in Esau’s mountains
will be cut down in the slaughter.

10 Because of the violence against your brother Jacob,
you will be covered with shame;
you will be destroyed forever.

11 On the day you stood aloof
while strangers carried off his wealth
and foreigners entered his gates
and cast lots for Jerusalem,
you were like one of them.

12 You should not gloat over your brother
in the day of his misfortune,
nor rejoice over the people of Judah
in the day of their destruction,
nor boast so much
in the day of their trouble.

13 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.

14 You should not wait at the crossroads
to cut down their fugitives,
nor hand over their survivors
in the day of their trouble.


“The day of the Lord is near
for all nations.
As you have done, it will be done to you;
your deeds will return upon your own head.

16 Just as you drank on my holy hill,
so all the nations will drink continually;
they will drink and drink
and be as if they had never been.

17 But on Mount Zion will be deliverance;
it will be holy,
and Jacob will possess his inheritance.

18 Jacob will be a fire
and Joseph a flame;
Esau will be stubble,
and they will set him on fire and destroy him.
There will be no survivors
from Esau.”
The Lord has spoken.


People from the Negev will occupy
the mountains of Esau,
and people from the foothills will possess
the land of the Philistines.
They will occupy the fields of Ephraim and Samaria,
and Benjamin will possess Gilead.

20 This company of Israelite exiles who are in Canaan
will possess the land as far as Zarephath;
the exiles from Jerusalem who are in Sepharad
will possess the towns of the Negev.

21 Deliverers will go up on[c] Mount Zion
to govern the mountains of Esau.
And the kingdom will be the Lord’s.


a. Obadiah 1:3 Or of Sela
b. Obadiah 1:7 The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.
c. Obadiah 1:21 Or from

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Fred Sigle avatar
Shared by: Fred Sigle on Aug, 2016
Summary: The battle began with Jacob and Esau in their mother's womb, and continue with the nations of Israel and Edom. Obadiah addresses the cruelty of Edom against their brother Israel.
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Scripture: Obadiah 1:1-21
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Shared by: Harvey Earls on Mar, 2016
Summary: An exploration of "The Day of the Lord" mention found in Obadiah verse 15
Series: Obadiah
Scripture: Obadiah 1:10-21
Denomination: Baptist
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Shared by: Harvey Earls on Feb, 2016
Summary: 3 times that something was more important than God
Series: Obadiah
Scripture: Obadiah 1:1-10
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Tim Smith avatar
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Shared by: Tim Smith on Feb, 2016
Summary: The story of Edom can become our story and their stumbling blocks within can become ours
Scripture: Obadiah 1:1-21
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Views: 528
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Shared by: Paul Basehore on Nov, 2015
Summary: We're not all called to be missionaries. We are all called to help those who are.
Scripture: Obadiah 1:10-14
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John Lowe avatar
Shared by: John Lowe on Apr, 2015
Summary: I don’t understand why God loves Tom Lowe and puts up with me, but believe me, I am thankful that He does.
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Scripture: Obadiah 1:1-6
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Shared by: Paul Basehore on Oct, 2014
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Scripture: Obadiah 1:10-15
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Alexander Richard avatar
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Shared by: Alexander Richard on Jun, 2014
Summary: This sermon is all about how you can be delivered from the powers of Satan. Many people are in bondage, but don't know how to come out or be delivered. Here, in this sermon you are going to learn how you can get total freedom from Satanic chain
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Scripture: Obadiah 1:1-17
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Christian Cheong avatar
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Shared by: Christian Cheong on Mar, 2013
Summary: Don't let pride blinds you to the need of God and the needs of others. Be humble and faithful. We need God's grace and mercy. As we are led by God, let us do the will of God and be instruments of blessings for others.
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Scripture: Obadiah 1:1-9
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Thomas Cash avatar
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Shared by: Thomas Cash on Jan, 2013
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Shared by: Bishop(Dr) Sola Adetunji on Nov, 2012
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Scripture: Obadiah 1:17
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Views: 2,132
Alan Vaughn avatar
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Shared by: Alan Vaughn on Apr, 2011
Summary: It is amazing how a grudge between brothers ended up as judgment between two nations.
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Scripture: Obadiah 1:12-14
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The Man of God
Shared by: Alan Vaughn on Mar, 2011
Summary: Jacob was a man who by worldly standards was questionable, yet God blessed him.
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Scripture: Obadiah 1:17
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The Godless Man
Shared by: Alan Vaughn on Mar, 2011
Summary: Esau and Jacob one was Godless the other of God.
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Scripture: Obadiah 1:10-11
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Chad Bolfa avatar
Five Signs of Pride
Shared by: Chad Bolfa on Oct, 2010
Summary: Notice five things the Edomites did to Israel as the result of their pride showing itself.
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Scripture: Obadiah 1:10-14
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Johnny Palmer avatar
Pride Produces a False sense of Confidence
Shared by: Johnny Palmer on Mar, 2010
Summary: We all need to push aside our pride.
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Scripture: Obadiah 1:1-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,868
Pat Damiani avatar
Real Security
Shared by: Pat Damiani on Oct, 2009
Summary: Obadiah’s "Day of the Lord" prophecy illustrates that true security is found in Jesus alone.
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Scripture: Obadiah 1:1-21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,413
Rodney Fry avatar
Shared by: Rodney Fry on Jul, 2009
Summary: A Breif / Fast understanding of a book in the Minor Prophets with a Major statement for all Christians still today we First look at The Judgment Of Edom
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Scripture: Obadiah 1:1-21
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Shared by: Troy Horne on Mar, 2009
Summary: Being a part of the body of Christ means using our gifts to build God’s kingdom
Series: Stewardship
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Denomination: Holiness
Views: 1,560
Ervin Kimrey avatar
Shared by: Ervin Kimrey on Dec, 2008
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Scripture: Obadiah 1:1-21
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Views: 836
Amy Bickel avatar
The Stage Is Set
Shared by: Amy Bickel on Nov, 2008
Summary: Part 2 on a series studying the prophecy of Psalm 83 and the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict
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Scripture: Obadiah 1:1-7
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Shared by: DAN SANTIAGO on Jan, 2008
Summary: People should realize the risk of living in pride.
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David Smith avatar
Genesis 25:19-34 (Jacob & Esau)
Shared by: David Smith on Nov, 2007
Summary: In a world marked by violence, the ancient story of Jacob and Esau reminds us that conflict has always been a part of the way God deals with his people, and it contains with...
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A Promise for the Faithful
Shared by: FRED SMITH on Jul, 2007
Summary: A look at the key verse of Obadiah
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When good people do nothing
Shared by: Edward Nutter on Apr, 2007
Summary: When good people do nothing, and just what should they be doing anyway...
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No Innocent Bystanders
Shared by: Wes Richard on Jun, 2006
Summary: The prophet Obadiah makes clear that we can’t stand idly by while our neighbors suffer.
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Shared by: Shawn Drake on Oct, 2004
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Shared by: Denn Guptill on Sep, 2004
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Shared by: Kevin Higgins on Aug, 2003
Summary: Three attributes of God brought out in the book of Obadiah.
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Shared by: Kevin Higgins on Aug, 2003
Summary: God considers pride much worse than man.
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Scripture: Obadiah 1:1-3
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