ADULT Sunday School – 8/27/2023 – The Minor Prophets, Lesson 22 – Obadiah – Matthew Carnagua

ADULT Sunday School – 8/27/2023 – The Minor Prophets, Lesson 22 – Obadiah – Matthew Carnagua

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Majoring on the Minor Prophets, Lesson 22As You Have Done, It Will Be Done to You Obadiah, pt. 1, NASB1995

The Book of OBADIAHThe Destruction of Edom ( Jeremiah 49:7-22) This book, the shortest among the twelve minor prophets, is a single twenty-one-verse oracle against Edom. Nothing is known of the author, although his prophecy against Edom, a neighbor and rival of Israel, indicates a date of composition sometime after the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem in 587 B.C., when the Edomites apparently took advantage of the helpless people of people of Judah and Jerusalem (v. 11Ps 137:7).

Edom Will Be Humbled

“1 The vision of Obadiah.

Thus says the Lord God concerning Edom—

We have heard a report from the Lord,

And an envoy has been sent among the nations saying,

“Arise and let us go against her for battle”—

2 “Behold, I will make you small among the nations;

You are greatly despised.

3 The arrogance of your heart has deceived you,

You who live in the clefts of the rock,

In the loftiness of your dwelling place,

Who say in your heart,

‘Who will bring me down to earth?’

4 Though you build high like the eagle,

Though you set your nest among the stars,

From there I will bring you down,” declares the Lord.

5 “If thieves came to you,

If robbers by night—

O how you will be ruined!—

Would they not steal only until they had enough?

If grape gatherers came to you,

Would they not leave some gleanings?

6 O how Esau will be ransacked,

And his hidden treasures searched out!

7 All the men allied with you

Will send you forth to the border,

And the men at peace with you

Will deceive you and overpower you.

They who eat your bread

Will set an ambush for you.

(There is no understanding in him.)

8 Will I not on that day,” declares the Lord,

“Destroy wise men from Edom

And understanding from the mountain of Esau?

9 Then your mighty men will be dismayed, O Teman,

So that everyone may be cut off from the mountain of Esau by slaughter.

10 “Because of violence to your brother Jacob,

You will be covered with shame,

And you will be cut off forever.

11 On the day that you stood aloof,

On the day that strangers carried off his wealth,

And foreigners entered his gate

And cast lots for Jerusalem—

You too were as one of them.

12 Do not gloat over your brother’s day,

The day of his misfortune.

And do not rejoice over the sons of Judah

In the day of their destruction;

Yes, do not boast

In the day of their distress.

13 Do not enter the gate of My people

In the day of their disaster.

Yes, you, do not gloat over their calamity

In the day of their disaster.

And do not loot their wealth

In the day of their disaster.

14 Do not stand at the fork of the road

To cut down their fugitives;

And do not imprison their survivors

In the day of their distress.

The Day of the Lord and the Future

15 “For the day of the Lord draws near on all the nations.

As you have done, it will be done to you.

Your dealings will return on your own head.

16 Because just as you drank on My holy mountain,

All the nations will drink continually.

They will drink and swallow

And become as if they had never existed.

17 But on Mount Zion there will be those who escape,

And it will be holy.

And the house of Jacob will possess their possessions.

18 Then the house of Jacob will be a fire

And the house of Joseph a flame;

But the house of Esau will be as stubble.

And they will set them on fire and consume them,

So that there will be no survivor of the house of Esau,”

For the Lord has spoken.

19 Then those of the I.e. South countryNegev will possess the mountain of Esau,

And those of the I.e. the foothillsShephelah the Philistine plain;

Also, possess the territory of Ephraim and the territory of Samaria,

And Benjamin will possess Gilead.

20 And the exiles of this host of the sons of Israel,

Who are among the Canaanites as far as Zarephath,

And the exiles of Jerusalem who are in Sepharad

Will possess the cities of the Negev.

21 The deliverers will ascend Mount Zion

To judge the mountain of Esau,

And the kingdom will be the Lord’s.” Obadiah 1:1-21 NASB1995