Passage Through Edom Refused

14 (A)Now Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to the king of (B)Edom. (C)“Thus says your brother Israel: ‘You know all the hardship that has befallen us, 15 (D)how our fathers went down to Egypt, (E)and we dwelt in Egypt a long time, (F)and the Egyptians [a]afflicted us and our fathers. 16 (G)When we cried out to the Lord, He heard our voice and (H)sent the Angel and brought us up out of Egypt; now here we are in Kadesh, a city on the edge of your border. 17 Please (I)let us pass through your country. We will not pass through fields or vineyards, nor will we drink water from wells; we will go along the King’s Highway; we will not turn aside to the right hand or to the left until we have passed through your territory.’ ”

18 Then (J)Edom said to him, “You shall not pass through my land, lest I come out against you with the sword.”

19 So the children of Israel said to him, “We will go by the Highway, and if I or my livestock drink any of your water, (K)then I will pay for it; let me only pass through on foot, nothing more.

20 Then he said, (L)“You shall not pass through.” So Edom came out against them with many men and with a strong hand. 21 Thus Edom (M)refused to give Israel passage through his territory; so Israel (N)turned away from him.

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  1. Numbers 20:15 did evil to

17 For again the (A)Edomites had come, attacked Judah, and carried away captives.

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Edom Mistreated His Brother

10 “For (A)violence against your brother Jacob,
Shame shall cover you,
And (B)you shall be cut off forever.
11 In the day that you (C)stood on the other side—
In the day that strangers carried captive his forces,
When foreigners entered his gates
And (D)cast lots for Jerusalem—
Even you were as one of them.

12 “But you should not have (E)gazed[a] on the day of your brother
[b]In the day of his captivity;
Nor should you have (F)rejoiced over the children of Judah
In the day of their destruction;
Nor should you have spoken proudly
In the day of distress.

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  1. Obadiah 1:12 Gloated over
  2. Obadiah 1:12 Lit. On the day he became a foreigner

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