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Obadiah 19-21 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

19 And they shall possess the South side of the [a]mount of Esau, and the plain of the Philistines: and they shall possess the fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria, and Benjamin shall have Gilead.

20 And the captivity of this host of the children of Israel, which were among the [b]Canaanites, shall possess unto Zarephath, and the captivity of Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the South.

21 And they [c]that shall save, shall come up to mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau, and the kingdom shall be the Lord’s.


  1. Obadiah 1:19 He describeth how the Church shall be enlarged and have great possessions: but this chiefly is accomplished under Christ, when as the faithful are made heirs and lords of all things by him which is their head.
  2. Obadiah 1:20 By the Canaanites, the Jews mean the Dutchmen, and by Zarephath, France, and by Sepharad, Spain.
  3. Obadiah 1:21 Meaning that God will raise up in his Church such as shall rule and govern for the defense of the same, and destruction of his enemies under Messiah, whom the Prophet calleth here, the Lord and head of this kingdom.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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Obadiah 19-21 New International Version (NIV)

19 People from the Negev will occupy
    the mountains of Esau,
and people from the foothills will possess
    the land of the Philistines.
They will occupy the fields of Ephraim and Samaria,
    and Benjamin will possess Gilead.
20 This company of Israelite exiles who are in Canaan
    will possess the land as far as Zarephath;
the exiles from Jerusalem who are in Sepharad
    will possess the towns of the Negev.
21 Deliverers will go up on[a] Mount Zion
    to govern the mountains of Esau.
    And the kingdom will be the Lord’s.


  1. Obadiah 1:21 Or from
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