Obadiah 1:8
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New International Version
"In that day," declares the LORD, "will I not destroy the wise men of Edom, those of understanding in the mountains of Esau?

New Living Translation
At that time not a single wise person will be left in the whole land of Edom," says the LORD. "For on the mountains of Edom I will destroy everyone who has understanding.

English Standard Version
Will I not on that day, declares the LORD, destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of Mount Esau?

New American Standard Bible
"Will I not on that day," declares the LORD, "Destroy wise men from Edom And understanding from the mountain of Esau?

King James Bible
Shall I not in that day, saith the LORD, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In that day-- this is the LORD's declaration-- will I not eliminate the wise ones of Edom and those who understand from the hill country of Esau?

International Standard Version
"In that day," declares the LORD, "will I not destroy the wise from Edom, and those with understanding from Esau's Mountain?

NET Bible
At that time," the LORD says, "I will destroy the wise sages of Edom! the advisers from Esau's mountain!

New Heart English Bible
"Won't I in that day," says the LORD, "destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mountain of Esau?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"On that day I will destroy the wise people in Edom and take wisdom away from Esau's mountain," declares the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Shall I not in that day, saith the LORD, Destroy the wise men out of Edom, And discernment out of the mount of Esau?

New American Standard 1977
“Will I not on that day,” declares the LORD,
            “Destroy wise men from Edom
            And understanding from the mountain of Esau?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Shall I not in that day, said the LORD, even destroy the wise men out of Edom and intelligence out of the mount of Esau?

King James 2000 Bible
Shall I not in that day, says the LORD, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mountains of Esau?

American King James Version
Shall I not in that day, said the LORD, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau?

American Standard Version
Shall I not in that day, saith Jehovah, destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Shall not I in that day, saith the Lord, destroy the wise out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau ?

Darby Bible Translation
Shall I not in that day, saith Jehovah, destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau?

English Revised Version
Shall I not in that day, saith the LORD, destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau?

Webster's Bible Translation
Shall I not in that day, saith the LORD, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau?

World English Bible
"Won't I in that day," says Yahweh, "destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mountain of Esau?

Young's Literal Translation
Is it not in that day -- an affirmation of Jehovah, That I have destroyed the wise out of Edom, And understanding out of the mount of Esau?
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.
Study Bible
The Destruction of Edom
7"All the men allied with you Will send you forth to the border, And the men at peace with you Will deceive you and overpower you. They who eat your bread Will set an ambush for you. (There is no understanding in him.) 8"Will I not on that day," declares the LORD, "Destroy wise men from Edom And understanding from the mountain of Esau? 9"Then your mighty men will be dismayed, O Teman, So that everyone may be cut off from the mountain of Esau by slaughter.…
Cross References
Job 5:12
"He frustrates the plotting of the shrewd, So that their hands cannot attain success.

Isaiah 29:14
Therefore behold, I will once again deal marvelously with this people, wondrously marvelous; And the wisdom of their wise men will perish, And the discernment of their discerning men will be concealed."
Treasury of Scripture

Shall I not in that day, said the LORD, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau?

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Job 5:12-14 He disappoints the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot …

Psalm 33:10 The LORD brings the counsel of the heathen to nothing: he makes the …

Isaiah 19:3,13,14 And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the middle thereof; and I will …

Isaiah 29:14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this …

1 Corinthians 3:19,20 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, …

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