1 The vision of Obdias. Thus saith the Lord God to Idumea; I have heard a report from the Lord, and he has sent forth a message to the nations. 2 Arise ye, and let us rise up against her to war. 3 Behold, I have made thee small among the Gentiles: thou art greatly dishonoured. The pride of thine heart has elated thee, dwelling [as thou dost] in the holes of the rocks, [as one that] exalts his habitation, saying in is heart, Who will bring me down to the ground? 4 If thou shouldest mount up as the eagle, and if thou shouldest make thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the Lord. 5 If thieves came in to thee, or robbers by night, where wouldest thou have been cast away? would they not have stolen [just] enough for themselves? and if grape-gatherers went in to thee, would they not leave a gleaning? 6 How has Esau been searched out, and [how] have his hidden things been detected? 7 They sent thee to thy coasts: all the men of thy covenant have withstood thee; thine allies have prevailed against thee, they have set snares under thee: they have no understanding. 8 In that day, saith the Lord, I will destroy the wise men out of Idumea, and understanding out of the mount of Esau. 9 And thy warriors from Thaeman shall be dismayed, to the end that man may be cut off from the mount of Esau. 10 Because of the slaughter and the sin [committed against] thy brother Jacob, shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ever. 11 From the day that thou stoodest in opposition [to him], in the days when foreigners were taking captive his forces, and strangers entered into his gates, and cast lots on Jerusalem, thou also wast as one of them. 12 And thou shouldest not have looked on the day of thy brother in the day of strangers; nor shouldest thou have rejoiced against the children of Juda in the day of their destruction; neither shouldest thou have boasted in the day of [their] affliction. 13 Neither shouldest thou have gone into the gates of the people in the day of their troubles; nor yet shouldest thou have looked upon their gathering in the day of their destruction, nor shouldest thou have attacked their host in the day of their perishing. 14 Neither shouldest thou have stood at the opening of their passages, to destroy utterly those of them that were escaping; neither shouldest thou have shut up his fugitives in the day of affliction. 15 For the day of the Lord is near upon all the Gentiles: as thou have done, so shall it be [done] to thee: thy recompense shall be returned on thine [own] head. 16 For as thou hast drunk upon my holy mountain, [so] shall all the nations drink wine; they shall drink, and go down, and be as if they were not. 17 But on mount Sion there shall be deliverance, and there shall be a sanctuary; and the house of Jacob shall take for an inheritance those that took them for an inheritance. 18 And the house of Jacob shall be fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau [shall be] for stubble; and [Israel] shall flame forth against them, and shall devour them, and there shall not be a corn-field [left] to the house of Esau; because the Lord has spoken. 19 And they [that dwell] in the south shall inherit the mount of Esau, and they in the plain the Philistines: and they shall inherit the mount of Ephraim, and the plain of Samaria, and Benjamin, and the land of Galaad. 20 And this [shall be] the domain of the captivity of the children of Israel, the land of the Chananites as far as Sarepta; and the captives of Jerusalem [shall inherit] as far as Ephratha; they shall inherit the cities of the south. 21 And they that escape shall come up from mount Sion, to take vengeance on the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the Lord’s.
ΟΡΑΣΙΣ ᾿Οβδιού. - Τάδε λέγει Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς τῇ ᾿Ιδουμαίᾳ· ἀκοὴν ἤκουσα παρὰ Κυρίου, καὶ περιοχὴν εἰς τὰ ἔθνη ἐξαπέστειλεν. ἀνάστητε, καὶ ἐξαναστῶμεν ἐπ᾿ αὐτὴν εἰς πόλεμον. 2 ἰδοὺ ὀλιγοστὸν δέδωκά σε ἐν τοῖς ἔθνεσιν, ἠτιμωμένος εἶ σὺ σφόδρα. 3 ὑπερηφανία τῆς καρδίας σου ἐπῇρέ σε κατασκηνοῦντα ἐν ταῖς ὀπαῖς τῶν πετρῶν, ὑψῶν κατοικίαν αὐτοῦ, λέγων ἐν καρδίᾳ αὐτοῦ· τίς κατάξει με ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν; 4 ἐὰν μετεωρισθῇς ὡς ἀετὸς καὶ ἐὰν ἀνὰ μέσον τῶν ἄστρων θῇς νοσσιάν σου, ἐκεῖθεν κατάξω σε, λέγε Κύριος. 5 εἰ κλέπται εἰσῆλθον πρός σε ἢ λῃσταὶ νυκτός, ποῦ ἂν ἀπερρίφης; οὐκ ἂν ἔκλεψαν τὰ ἱκανὰ ἑαυτοῖς; καὶ εἰ τρυγηταὶ εἰσῆλθον πρὸς σέ, οὐκ ἂν ὑπελίποντο ἐπιφυλλίδα; 6 πῶς ἐξηρευνήθη ῾Ησαῦ καὶ κατελήφθη τὰ κεκρυμμένα αὐτοῦ; 7 ἕως τῶν ὁρίων ἐξαπέστειλάν σε πάντες οἱ ἄνδρες τῆς διαθήκης σου, ἀντέστησάν σοι, ἠδυνάσθησαν πρός σε ἄνδρες εἰρηνικοί σου, ἔθηκαν ἔνεδρα ὑποκάτω σου, οὐκ ἔστι σύνεσις αὐτοῖς. 8 ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ, λέγει Κύριος, ἀπολῶ σοφοὺς ἐκ τῆς ᾿Ιδουμαίας καὶ σύνεσιν ἐξ ὄρους ῾Ησαῦ· 9 καὶ πτοηθήσονται οἱ μαχηταί σου οἱ ἐκ Θαιμάν, ὅπως ἐξαρθῇ ἄνθρωπος ἐξ ὄρους ῾Ησαῦ 10 διὰ τὴν σφαγὴν καὶ τὴν ἀσέβειαν τὴν εἰς τὸν ἀδελφόν σου ᾿Ιακώβ, καὶ καλύψει σε αἰσχύνη καὶ ἐξαρθήσῃ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα. - 11 ᾿Αφ᾿ ἧς ἡμέρας ἀντέστης ἐξεναντίας ἐν ἡμέραις αἰχμαλωτευόντων ἀλλογενῶν δύναμιν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἀλλότριοι εἰσῆλθον εἰς πύλας αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐπὶ ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ ἔβαλον κλήρους, καὶ σὺ ἦς ὡς εἷς ἐξ αὐτῶν. 12 καὶ μὴ ἐπίδῃς ἡμέραν ἀδελφοῦ σου ἐν ἡμέρᾳ ἀλλοτρίων καὶ μὴ ἐπιχαρῇς ἐπὶ τοὺς υἱοὺς ᾿Ιούδα ἐν ἡμέρᾳ ἀπωλείας αὐτῶν καὶ μὴ μεγαλορρημονήσῃς ἐν ἡμέρᾳ θλίψεως, 13 μηδὲ εἰσέλθῃς εἰς πύλας λαῶν ἐν ἡμέρᾳ πόνων αὐτῶν, μηδὲ ἐπίδῃς καὶ σὺ τὴν συναγωγὴν αὐτῶν ἐν ἡμέρᾳ ὀλέθρου αὐτῶν καὶ μὴ συνεπιθῇ ἐπὶ τὴν δύναμιν αὐτῶν ἐν ἡμέρᾳ ἀπωλείας αὐτῶν. 14 μηδὲ ἐπιστῇς ἐπὶ τὰς διεκβολὰς αὐτῶν τοῦ ἐξολοθρεῦσαι τοὺς ἀνασῳζομένους αὐτῶν, μηδὲ συγκλείσῃς τοὺς φεύγοντας ἐξ αὐτῶν ἐν ἡμέρᾳ θλίψεως. 15 διότι ἐγγὺς ἡμέρα Κυρίου ἐπὶ πάντα τὰ ἔθνη· ὃν τρόπον ἐποίησας, οὕτως ἔσται σοι· τὸ ἀνταπόδομά σου ἀνταποδοθήσεται εἰς κεφαλήν σου. 16 διότι ὃν τρόπον ἔπιες ἐπὶ τὸ ὄρος τὸ ἅγιόν μου, πίονται πάντα τὰ ἔθνη οἶνον· πίονται καὶ καταβήσονται καὶ ἔσονται καθὼς οὐχ ὑπάρχοντες. - 17 ᾿Εν δὲ τῷ ὄρει Σιὼν ἔσται ἡ σωτηρία, καὶ ἔσται ἅγιον· καὶ κατακληρονομήσουσιν ὁ οἶκος ᾿Ιακὼβ τοὺς κατακληρονομήσαντας αὐτούς. 18 καὶ ἔσται ὁ οἶκος ᾿Ιακὼβ πῦρ, ὁ δὲ οἶκος ᾿Ιωσὴφ φλόξ, ὁ δὲ οἶκος ῾Ησαῦ εἰς καλάμην, καὶ ἐκκαυθήσονται εἰς αὐτοὺς καὶ καταφάγονται αὐτούς, καὶ οὐκ ἔσται πυροφόρος ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ ῾Ησαῦ, διότι Κύριος ἐλάλησε. 19 καὶ κατακληρονομήσουσιν οἱ ἐν Ναγὲβ τὸ ὄρος τὸ ῾Ησαῦ καὶ οἱ ἐν τῇ Σεφηλὰ τοὺς ἀλλοφύλους καὶ κατακληρονομήσουσι τὸ ὄρος ᾿Εφραὶμ καὶ τὸ πεδίον Σαμαρείας καὶ Βενιαμὶν καὶ τὴν Γαλααδῖτιν. 20 καὶ τῆς μετοικεσίας ἡ ἀρχὴ αὕτη· τοῖς υἱοῖς ᾿Ισραὴλ γῆ τῶν Χαναναίων ἕως Σαρεπτῶν καὶ ἡ μετοικεσία ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ ἕως ᾿Εφραθά, καὶ κληρονομήσουσι τὰς πόλεις τοῦ Ναγέβ. 21 καὶ ἀναβήσονται ἀνασῳζόμενοι ἐξ ὄρους Σιὼν τοῦ ἐκδικῆσαι τὸ ὄρος ῾Ησαῦ, καὶ ἔσται τῷ Κυρίῳ ἡ βασιλεία.