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19 Then people from the Negev will live on the mountain of Esau.
    And people from the foothills will take the Philistine lands.
They will live in the land of Ephraim and Samaria.
    Gilead will belong to Benjamin.
20 People from Israel were forced to leave their homes,
    but they will take back the land of Canaan, all the way to Zarephath.
People from Judah were forced to leave Jerusalem and live in Sepharad.[a]
    But they will take back the cities of the Negev.
21 The winners[b] will go up on Mount Zion
    to rule the people who live on Esau’s mountain.
    And the kingdom will belong to the Lord.

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Footnotes

  1. Obadiah 1:20 Sepharad This is probably Spain.
  2. Obadiah 1:21 winners Or “saviors.” Those who led their people to victory in war.

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