6月9日-Obadiah’s Prophecy against Edom

俄巴底亚书

俄巴底亚对以东人的预言-Obadiah's Prophecy against Edom

俄巴底亚对以东人的预言-Obadiah’s Prophecy against Edom

The history of God’s miraculous working in the affairs of Israel and Judah is the context for the prophecy of Obadiah, perhaps the first of several written prophecies later collected in Scripture. Little is known about Obadiah except that his name means “servant of God.” Some believe that Obadiah belongs to a much later period, possibly 250 years later. Others suggest the present historical context, based on his strongly worded attack against Edom, which has recently revolted and apparently given aid to the Philistine and Arab invaders of Judah. Obadiah has two concerns: first, the haughty pride of the Edomites, whose mountain strongholds in Mount Seir, south of Judah, have given them a false sense of security; and second, their quickness to aid those who would destroy Judah.

This matter is a particularly sensitive one to the descendants of Israel. It is important to remember that the Edomites are the descendants of Esau, with whom Jacob (Israel) had struggled for supremacy. In the centuries since the brothers themselves reconciled, there has been much friction between these nations. The Edomites refused the Israelites passage on their march to Canaan; both Saul and David fought with and finally subdued Edom; and Solomon put down an attempted revolt during his reign. So when the Edomites liberate themselves from Judah’s control during the reign of Jehoram, and give aid to foreign enemies, it is cause for angry reaction.

Obadiah predicts that Edom will reap what it sows and will itself be brought to ruin. History will confirm the accuracy of the prediction. In addition to its immediate relevance, the prophecy stands as a warning to all enemies of God’s people, especially those who ought to be “brothers.”

# 俄巴底亚书(OBA)
## 论以东因骄致祸
[1:1] 俄巴底亚得了耶和华的默示。论以东说:「我从耶和华那里听见信息,并有使者被差往列国去,说:『起来罢,一同起来与以东争战。』
[1:2] 我使你以东在列国中为最小的,被人大大藐视。
[1:3] 住在山穴中,居所在高处的啊,你因狂傲自欺,心里说:『谁能将我拉下地去呢?』
[1:4] 你虽如大鹰高飞,在星宿之间搭窝,我必从那里拉下你来。』这是耶和华说的。
[1:5] 「盗贼若来在你那里,或强盗夜间而来(你何竟被剪除),岂不偷窃,直到够了呢?摘葡萄的若来到你那里,岂不剩下些葡萄呢?
[1:6] 以扫的隐密处何竟被搜寻?他隐藏的宝物何竟被查出?
[1:7] 与你结盟的都送你上路,直到交界;与你和好的欺骗你,且胜过你;与你一同喫饭的,设下网罗陷害你;在你心里毫无聪明。』
[1:8] 耶和华说:「到那日,我岂不从以东除灭智慧人,从以扫山除灭聪明人?
[1:9] 提幔哪,你的勇士必惊惶,甚至以扫山的人都被杀戮剪除。
## 以东被惩罚的原因
[1:10] 因你向兄弟雅各行强暴,羞愧必遮盖你,你也必永远断绝。
[1:11] 当外人掳掠雅各的财物,外邦人进入他的城门,为耶路撒冷拈鬮的日子,你竟站在一旁,像与他们同伙。
[1:12] 你兄弟遭难的日子,你不当瞪眼看着,犹大人被灭的日子,你不当因此欢乐.他们遭难的日子,你不当说狂傲的话。
[1:13] 我民遭灾的日子,你不当进他们的城门.他们遭灾的日子,你不当瞪眼看着他们受苦;他们遭灾的日子,你不当伸手抢他们的财物。
[1:14] 你不当站在岔路口,剪除他们中间逃脱的.他们遭难的日子,你不当将他们剩下的人交付仇敌。
[1:15] 耶和华降罚的日子临近万国。你怎样行,他也必照样向你行,你的报应必归到你头上。
[1:16] 你们犹大人在我圣山怎样喝了苦杯,万国也必照样常常地喝;且喝且咽,他们就归于无有。
## 雅各终必复承其业
[1:17] 在锡安山必有逃脱的人,那山也必成圣;雅各家必得原有的产业。
[1:18] 雅各家必成为大火;约瑟家必为火焰。以扫家必如碎秸,火必将他烧着吞灭;以扫家必无余剩的。』这是耶和华说的。
[1:19] 南地的人,必得以扫山;高原的人,必得非利士地,也得以法莲地和撒玛利亚地;便雅悯人必得基列。
[1:20] 在迦南人中被掳的以色列众人,必得地直到撒勒法。在西法拉中被掳的耶路撒冷人,必得南地的城邑。
[1:21] 必有拯救者上到锡安山,审判以扫山;国度就归耶和华了。

By Lydia 小黎(梨🍐)٩(●˙▿˙●)۶…⋆ฺ

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