23 And the Lord said to her:

(A)“Two nations are in your womb,
Two peoples shall be separated from your body;
One people shall be stronger than (B)the other,
(C)And the older shall serve the younger.”

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29 (A)Let peoples serve you,
And nations bow down to you.
Be master over your brethren,
And (B)let your mother’s sons bow down to you.
(C)Cursed be everyone who curses you,
And blessed be those who bless you!”

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14 He also put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom he put garrisons, and (A)all the Edomites became David’s servants. And the Lord preserved David wherever he went.

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18 The house of Jacob shall be a fire,
And the house of Joseph (A)a flame;
But the house of Esau shall be stubble;
They shall kindle them and devour them,
And no survivor shall remain of the house of Esau,”
For the Lord has spoken.

19 The [a]South (B)shall possess the mountains of Esau,
(C)And the Lowland shall possess Philistia.
They shall possess the fields of Ephraim
And the fields of Samaria.
Benjamin shall possess Gilead.
20 And the captives of this host of the children of Israel
Shall possess the land of the Canaanites
As (D)far as Zarephath.
The captives of Jerusalem who are in Sepharad
(E)Shall possess the cities of the [b]South.

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Footnotes

  1. Obadiah 1:19 Heb. Negev
  2. Obadiah 1:20 Heb. Negev