Obadiah, The Book of

Obadiah, The Book of

An OT book, the fourth of the twelve Minor Prophets. It is the shortest book in the OT with only twenty-one verses. It presents an oracle against Edom, Judah’s neighbor to the south, whose punishment is predicted for participating in the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BCE.


Outline of Contents

Obadiah

I. The inevitable destruction of Edom (Obad 1:1-9)

II. The wrongs perpetrated by Edom against Judah (Obad 1:10-14, Obad 1:15)

III. The future restoration of Israel and destruction of the nations (Obad 1:15, Obad 1:16-21)

Obad 1:1-9

Proud Edom Will Be Brought Low
1The vision of Obadiah.

Thus says the Lord GOD concerning Edom:
We have heard a report from the Lord,
and a messenger has been s ... View more

Obad 1:10-14

Edom Mistreated His Brother
10For the slaughter and violence done to your brother Jacob,
shame shall cover you,
and you shall be cut off forever.11On the day th ... View more

Obad 1:15

15For the day of the Lord is near against all the nations.
As you have done, it shall be done to you;
your deeds shall return on your own head.

Obad 1:15

15For the day of the Lord is near against all the nations.
As you have done, it shall be done to you;
your deeds shall return on your own head.

Obad 1:16-21

16For as you have drunk on my holy mountain,
all the nations around you shall drink;
they shall drink and gulp down,
and shall be as though they had never been. ... View more

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