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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Obadiah 1:2

    CHAPTERS: 1     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21




    King James Bible - Obadiah 1:2

    Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen: thou art greatly despised.

    World English Bible

    Behold, I have made you
    small among the nations. You are greatly despised.

    Douay-Rheims - Obadiah 1:2

    Behold I have made thee
    small among the nations: thou art exceeding contemptible.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Behold, I have made thee
    small among the heathen: thou art greatly despised.

    Original Hebrew

    2009 קטן 6996 נתתיך 5414 בגוים 1471 בזוי 959 אתה 859 מאד׃ 3966

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (2) -
    Nu 24:18 1Sa 2:7,8 Job 34:25-29 Ps 107:39,40 Isa 23:9

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:2

    He aquí, pequeño te he hecho entre los gentiles; abatido serás tú en gran manera.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Obadiah 1:2

    Verse 2. I have made thee
    small among the heathen] God ever attributes to himself the rise and fall of nations. If they be great and prosperous, it is by God's providence; if they be tow and depressed, it is by his justice. Compared with the Assyrians, Chaldeans, Egyptians, Syrians, Arabs, and other neighbouring nations, the Idumeans were a small people.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 2. Behold, I have made thee
    small among the Heathen , etc.] Or “a little one”, or “thing” f14 ; their number few, and their country not large, as Aben Ezra, especially in comparison of other nations; and therefore had no reason to be so proud, insolent, and secure, as they are afterwards said to be; or rather, “I will make thee”; the past for the future, after the prophetic manner, as Kimchi; that is weak and feeble, as the Targum; reduce their numbers, destroy their towns and cities, and bring them into a low and miserable condition: or the sense is, that he would make them look little, mean, and abject, in the sight of their enemies who would conclude, upon a view of them, that they should have no trouble in subduing them, and therefore should attack them without fear, and as sure of success: thou art greatly despised ; in the eyes of the nations round about; by their enemies, who looked upon them with contempt, because of the smallness of their number, their defenceless state and want of strength to support and defend themselves; (see Jeremiah 49:15); had so the pope of Rome is little and despicable in the eyes of the monarchs of the earth; and the antichristian Edom will be more so at the time of its general ruin.

    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

    הנה 2009 קטן 6996 נתתיך 5414 בגוים 1471 בזוי 959 אתה 859 מאד׃ 3966

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21


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