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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Obadiah 1:15


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    King James Bible - Obadiah 1:15

    For the day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head.

    World English Bible

    For the
    day of Yahweh is near all the nations! As you have done, it will be done to you. Your deeds will return upon your own head.

    Douay-Rheims - Obadiah 1:15

    For the
    day of the Lord is at hand upon all nations: as thou hast done, so shall it be done to thee: he will turn thy reward upon thy own head.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    For the
    day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done to thee: thy reward shall return upon thy own head.

    Original Hebrew

    כי
    3588 קרוב 7138 יום 3117 יהוה 3068 על 5921 כל 3605 הגוים 1471 כאשׁר 834 עשׂית 6213 יעשׂה 6213 לך  גמלך 1576  ישׁוב 7725 בראשׁך׃ 7218

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    VERSE (15) -
    Ps 110:5,6 Jer 9:25,26; 25:15-29; 49:12

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:15

    Porque el día del SEÑOR está cercano sobre todos los gentiles; como tú hiciste se hará contigo; tu galardón volverá sobre tu cabeza.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Obadiah 1:15

    Verse 15. The
    day of the Lord is near] God will not associate thee with him in the judgments which he inflicts. Thou also art guilty and shalt have thy punishment in due course with the other sinful nations.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 15. For the
    day of the Lord [is] near upon all the Heathen , etc.] That is, the time was at hand, fixed and determined by the Lord, and he had spoken of by his prophets, when he would punish all the Heathens round about for their sins; as the Egyptians, Philistines, Tyrians, Ammonites, Moabites, and others; and so the Edomites among the rest; for this is mentioned for their sakes, and to show that their punishment was inevitable, and that they could not expect to escape in the general ruin; (see Jeremiah 25:17-26). This destruction of Edom here prophesied of, and of all the Heathen, was accomplished about five years after the destruction of Jerusalem, so that it might be truly said to be near; and some time within this space Obadiah seems to have prophesied; and the day of the Lord is not far off upon the Pagans, Mahometans, and all the “antichristian” states, When mystical Edom or Rome will be destroyed; (see Revelation 16:19 17:14 19:19-21); as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee; thy reward shall return upon thine own head ; this is particularly directed to Edom, upon whom the day of the Lord’s vengeance shall come; when he punished the Heathens, then the Edomites should be retaliated in their own way; and as they had rejoiced at the destruction of the Jews, and had insulted them in their calamities, and barbarously used them, they should be treated in like manner; (see Ezekiel 35:15); and thus will mystical Babylon, or the mystical Edomites, be dealt with, even after the same manner as they have dealt with the truly godly, the faithful professors of Christ, ( Revelation 18:6).

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-16 - This
    prophecy is against Edom. Its destruction seems to have bee typical, as their father Esau's rejection; and to refer to the destruction of the enemies of the gospel church. See the prediction of the success of that war; Edom shall be spoiled, and brought down. All the enemies of God's church shall be disappointed in the things the stay themselves on. God can easily lay those low who magnify and exal themselves; and will do it. Carnal security ripens men for ruin, an makes the ruin worse when it comes. Treasures on earth cannot be s safely laid up but that thieves may break through and steal; it is therefore our wisdom to lay up for ourselves treasures in heaven. Thos that make flesh their trust, arm it against themselves. The God of ou covenant will never deceive us: but if we trust men with whom we joi ourselves, it may prove to us a wound and dishonour. God will justl deny those understanding to keep out of danger, who will not use their understandings to keep out of sin. All violence, all unrighteousness is sin; but it makes the violence far worse, if it be done against an of God's people. Their barbarous conduct towards Judah and Jerusalem is charged upon them. In reflecting on ourselves, it is good to consider what we should have done; to compare our practice with the Scripture rule. Sin, thus looked upon in the glass of the commandment will appear exceedingly sinful. Those have a great deal to answer for who are idle spectators of the troubles of their neighbours, when able to be active helpers. Those make themselves poor, who think to make themselves rich by the ruin of the people of God; and those deceiv themselves, who call all that their own on which they can lay their hands in a day of calamity. Though judgment begins at the house of God it shall not end there. Let sorrowful believers and insolent oppressor know, that the troubles of the righteous will soon end, but those of the wicked will be eternal.


    Original Hebrew

    כי 3588 קרוב 7138 יום 3117 יהוה 3068 על 5921 כל 3605 הגוים 1471 כאשׁר 834 עשׂית 6213 יעשׂה 6213 לך  גמלך 1576  ישׁוב 7725 בראשׁך׃ 7218


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