Obadiah 1:15
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New International Version
"The day of the LORD is near for all nations. As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head.

New Living Translation
"The day is near when I, the LORD, will judge all godless nations! As you have done to Israel, so it will be done to you. All your evil deeds will fall back on your own heads.

English Standard Version
For the day of the LORD is near upon all the nations. As you have done, it shall be done to you; your deeds shall return on your own head.

New American Standard Bible
"For the day of the LORD draws near on all the nations. As you have done, it will be done to you. Your dealings will return on your own head.

King James Bible
For the day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the Day of the LORD is near, against all the nations. As you have done, so it will be done to you; what you deserve will return on your own head.

International Standard Version
"Indeed, the Day of the LORD approaches all nations. As you have done it will be done to you— your deeds will return to haunt you!

NET Bible
"For the day of the LORD is approaching for all the nations! Just as you have done, so it will be done to you. You will get exactly what your deeds deserve.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"The day of the LORD is near for all nations. Edom, you will be treated as you have treated others. You will get back what you have given.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the day of the LORD is near upon all the nations; As thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee; Thy dealing shall return upon thine own head.

New American Standard 1977
“For the day of the LORD draws near on all the nations.
            As you have done, it will be done to you.
            Your dealings will return on your own head.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the day of the LORD is near upon all the Gentiles: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee; thy reward shall return upon thine own head.

King James 2000 Bible
For the day of the LORD is near upon all the nations: as you have done, it shall be done unto you: your reward shall return upon your own head.

American King James Version
For the day of the LORD is near on all the heathen: as you have done, it shall be done to you: your reward shall return on your own head.

American Standard Version
For the day of Jehovah is near upon all the nations: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee; thy dealing shall return upon thine own head.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the day of the Lord is at hand upon all nations: as thou hast done, so shall it be done to thee: he will turn thy reward upon thy own head.

Darby Bible Translation
For the day of Jehovah is near upon all the nations: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy recompence shall return upon thine own head.

English Revised Version
For the day of the LORD is near upon all the nations: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee; thy dealing shall return upon thine own head.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done to thee: thy reward shall return upon thy own head.

World English Bible
For the day of Yahweh is near all the nations! As you have done, it will be done to you. Your deeds will return upon your own head.

Young's Literal Translation
For near is the day of Jehovah, on all the nations, As thou hast done, it is done to thee, Thy deed doth turn back on thine own head.
Study Bible
The Deliverance of Israel
14"Do not stand at the fork of the road To cut down their fugitives; And do not imprison their survivors In the day of their distress. 15"For the day of the LORD draws near on all the nations. As you have done, it will be done to you. Your dealings will return on your own head. 16"Because just as you drank on My holy mountain, All the nations will drink continually. They will drink and swallow And become as if they had never existed.…
Word Study

For the day
yowm  (yome)
a day (as the warm hours),

of the LORD
Yhovah  (yeh-ho-vaw')
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God -- Jehovah, the Lord.

is near
qarowb  (kaw-robe')
near (in place, kindred or time)

upon all the heathen
gowy  (go'-ee)
a foreign nation; hence, a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts -- Gentile, heathen, nation, people.

as thou hast done
`asah  (aw-saw')
to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application

it shall be done
`asah  (aw-saw')
to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application

unto thee thy reward
gmuwl  (ghem-ool')
treatment, i.e. an act (of good or ill); by implication, service or requital -- + as hast served, benefit, desert, deserving, that which he hath given, recompense, reward.

shall return
shuwb  (shoob)
to turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively

upon thine own head
ro'sh  (roshe)
the head (as most easily shaken), whether literal or figurative (in many applications, of place, time, rank, itc.)

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:1-16 This prophecy is against Edom. Its destruction seems to have been typical, as their father Esau's rejection; and to refer to the destruction of the enemies of the gospel church. See the prediction of the success of that war; Edom shall be spoiled, and brought down. All the enemies of God's church shall be disappointed in the things they stay themselves on. God can easily lay those low who magnify and exalt themselves; and will do it. Carnal security ripens men for ruin, and makes the ruin worse when it comes. Treasures on earth cannot be so safely laid up but that thieves may break through and steal; it is therefore our wisdom to lay up for ourselves treasures in heaven. Those that make flesh their trust, arm it against themselves. The God of our covenant will never deceive us: but if we trust men with whom we join ourselves, it may prove to us a wound and dishonour. God will justly deny those understanding to keep out of danger, who will not use their understandings to keep out of sin. All violence, all unrighteousness, is sin; but it makes the violence far worse, if it be done against any of God's people. Their barbarous conduct towards Judah and Jerusalem, is charged upon them. In reflecting on ourselves, it is good to consider what we should have done; to compare our practice with the Scripture rule. Sin, thus looked upon in the glass of the commandment, will appear exceedingly sinful. Those have a great deal to answer for, who are idle spectators of the troubles of their neighbours, when able to be active helpers. Those make themselves poor, who think to make themselves rich by the ruin of the people of God; and those deceive themselves, who call all that their own on which they can lay their hands in a day of calamity. Though judgment begins at the house of God, it shall not end there. Let sorrowful believers and insolent oppressors know, that the troubles of the righteous will soon end, but those of the wicked will be eternal.
Cross References
Job 24:1
"Why are times not stored up by the Almighty, And why do those who know Him not see His days?

Jeremiah 50:29
"Summon many against Babylon, All those who bend the bow: Encamp against her on every side, Let there be no escape. Repay her according to her work; According to all that she has done, so do to her; For she has become arrogant against the LORD, Against the Holy One of Israel.

Jeremiah 51:56
For the destroyer is coming against her, against Babylon, And her mighty men will be captured, Their bows are shattered; For the LORD is a God of recompense, He will fully repay.

Ezekiel 30:3
"For the day is near, Even the day of the LORD is near; It will be a day of clouds, A time of doom for the nations.

Ezekiel 35:11
therefore as I live," declares the Lord GOD, "I will deal with you according to your anger and according to your envy which you showed because of your hatred against them; so I will make Myself known among them when I judge you.

Ezekiel 35:15
"As you rejoiced over the inheritance of the house of Israel because it was desolate, so I will do to you. You will be a desolation, O Mount Seir, and all Edom, all of it. Then they will know that I am the LORD."'

Joel 1:15
Alas for the day! For the day of the LORD is near, And it will come as destruction from the Almighty.

Joel 2:1
Blow a trumpet in Zion, And sound an alarm on My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, For the day of the LORD is coming; Surely it is near,

Joel 2:11
The LORD utters His voice before His army; Surely His camp is very great, For strong is he who carries out His word. The day of the LORD is indeed great and very awesome, And who can endure it?

Amos 5:18
Alas, you who are longing for the day of the LORD, For what purpose will the day of the LORD be to you? It will be darkness and not light;
Treasury of Scripture

For the day of the LORD is near on all the heathen: as you have done, it shall be done to you: your reward shall return on your own head.

the day.

Psalm 110:5,6 The Lord at your right hand shall strike through kings in the day …

Jeremiah 9:25,26 Behold, the days come, said the LORD, that I will punish all them …

Jeremiah 25:15-29 For thus said the LORD God of Israel to me; Take the wine cup of …

Jeremiah 49:12 For thus said the LORD; Behold, they whose judgment was not to drink …

Lamentations 4:21,22 Rejoice and be glad, O daughter of Edom, that dwell in the land of …

Ezekiel 30:3 For the day is near, even the day of the LORD is near, a cloudy day; …

Joel 3:11-14 Assemble yourselves, and come, all you heathen, and gather yourselves …

Micah 5:15 And I will execute vengeance in anger and fury on the heathen, such …

Zechariah 14:14-18 And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the …

as.

Judges 1:7 And Adonibezek said, Three score and ten kings, having their thumbs …

Psalm 137:8 O daughter of Babylon, who are to be destroyed; happy shall he be, …

Ezekiel 35:15 As you did rejoice at the inheritance of the house of Israel, because …

Joel 3:7,8 Behold, I will raise them out of the place where you have sold them, …

Habakkuk 2:8 Because you have spoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people …

Matthew 7:2 For with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged: and with what …

James 2:13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that has showed no mercy; …

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