prophecy about Edom's coming destruction, the day of the Lord, and the
deliverance of Israel and triumph of the kingdom of God
an unknown Obadiah
written : uncertain
is challenged over having gloated over Israel 's devastation by foreign
powers. And being proud over her own security,
This will bring God's wrath so she will
be destroyed, but Mount Zion and Israel will be delivered, and God's
kingdom will triumph.
Title and Introduction
Judgment on Edom
Edom 's Destruction Announced
Edom 's Destruction Reaffirmed
The Day of the Lord
Judgment on the Nations but Deliverance for Zion
The Lord's Kingdom Established
vision of Obadiah. This is what the Sovereign LORD says about Edom
pride of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of
the rocks and make your home on the heights, you
who say to yourself, `Who can bring me down to the ground?'
of the violence against your brother Jacob, you will be covered with
shame; you will be destroyed forever.
you soar like the eagle and make your nest among the stars, from
there I will bring you down," declares the LORD.
will judgment for all nations
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.
Israel will be blessed
on Mount Zion will be deliverance; it will be holy, and the house of
Jacob will possess its inheritance.
A short and to the point prophecy against
Edom who are condemned by the Lord for their pride and for the way they
have been hostile to Israel (v.3.10-14).
Judgment will come upon them (v.4-9)
and upon the nations of the world (v.15,16) while blessing will come
upon Israel (v.17-21)
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