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The Book of the Prophet Abdy(Obadiah servant of Jehovah)
The 1st Chapter
This is the vision that was showed unto Abdy: Thus has the Lord God spoken upon Edom: We have heard of the Lord that there is an assemblage sent among the Heathen: Up, let us arise, and fight against them. Behold I will make you small among the Heathen, so that you shall be utterly despised. The pride of your heart has lift you up, you that dwell in the strongholds of stone, and have made you an high seat: You say in your heart: who shall cast me down to the ground? But though you went up as high as an Eagle, and made your nest above among the stars: yet would I pluck you down from that place. If the thieves and robbers came to you by night, you taking your rest: should they not steal, till they had enough? If the grape gatherers came upon you, would they not leave you some grapes? But how shall they rip Esau, and seek out his treasures?
Yes the men that were sworn unto you, shall drive you out of the borders of your own land. They that now be at one with you, shall deceive you, and overcome you: Even they that eat your bread, shall betray you, or ever you perceive it. Shall not I at the same time destroy the wise men of Edom, and those that have understanding, from the mount of Esau? your giants (O Theman) shall be afraid, for through the slaughter they shall be all over thrown upon the mount of Esau. Shame shall come upon you, for the malice that you showed to your brother Jacob: yes for ever more shall you perish, and that because of the time, when you did set your self against him, even when the enemies carried away his host, and when the *aleauntes came in at his ports, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, and you yourself was one of them. *aleauntes=aliens ; from the roots of alienus/alius..Hebrew root "man" mortal man, incurable wickedness
You shall no more see the day of your brother, you shall no more behold the time of his captivity: you shall no more rejoice over the children of Juda, in the day of their destruction, you shall triumph no more in the time of their trouble. You shall no more come in at the gates of my people, in the time of their decay: you shall not see their misery in the day of their fall.
You shall send no man against their host, in the day of their adversary: neither shall you stand waiting any more at the corners of the streets, to murder such as are fled, or to take them prisoners, that remain in the day of their trouble. For the day of the Lord is hard upon all the Heathen. Like as you have done, so shall you be dealt withal, yes you shall be rewarded even upon your head. For like wise as you have drunken upon mine holy hill, so shall all the Heathen drink continually: yes drink shall they, and swallow up, so that you shall be, as though you had never been.
But upon the mount Sion, there shall a remnant escape: these shall be holy, and the house of Jacob shall possess even those, that had before in possession. Moreover, the house of Jacob shall be a fire, the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau the straw: which they shall kindle and consume, so that nothing shall be left of the house of Esau, for the Lord himself has said it. They of the South shall have the mount of Esau in possession: and look what lays upon the ground, that shall the Philistines have: the plain fields shall Ephraim and Samaria possess: and the mountains of Galaad shall Benjamin have. And this host shall be the children of Israels prisoners: Now what so lays from Canaan unto Zareptah, and in Sepharad, that shall be under the subjection of Jerusalem: and the cities of the south shall inherit it. Thus they that escape upon the hill of Sion, shall go up to punish the mount of Esau, and the kingdom shall be the Lords.
The end of the book of Abdy
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