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Obadiah 10-12 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

10 Because of violence to your brother[a] Jacob,
    disgrace will cover you,
    you will be done away with forever!
11 On the day you stood by,
    the day strangers carried off his possessions,
And foreigners entered his gates
    and cast lots for Jerusalem,
    you too were like one of them.[b]

12 [c]Do not gloat over the day of your brother,
    the day of his disaster;
Do not exult over the people of Judah
    on the day of their ruin;
Do not speak haughtily
    on the day of distress!

Footnotes:

  1. 10 Your brother: used with a double meaning referring to the common lineage of Israel and Edom, in which their ancestors were brothers, Jacob and Esau (Gn 25:19–26), and referring also to their political alliance, in which allies were called brothers (cf. Am 1:9, 11).
  2. 11 In 587 B.C., Edomites joined the invading Babylonian forces (v. 13) and captured escaping Judahites. The destruction of Jerusalem strengthened and expanded Edom’s hold on Judah’s southern territory.
  3. 12–14 The commands in vv. 12–14 are not to be understood as future prohibitions but as descriptions of crimes Edom in fact already committed on the day of Jerusalem’s fall described in v. 11.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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