ContextThe Day of the LORD and the Future
15For the day of the LORD draws near on all the nations.
16Because just as you drank on My holy mountain,
17But on Mount Zion there will be those who escape,
18Then the house of Jacob will be a fire
19Then those of the Negev will possess the mountain of Esau,
20And the exiles of this host of the sons of Israel,
21The deliverers will ascend Mount Zion
Parallel VersesAmerican 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.
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.
The book of Obadiah--shortest of all the prophetic books--is occupied, in the main, as the superscription suggests, with the fate of Edom. Her people have been humbled, the high and rocky fastnesses in which they trusted have not been able to save them. Neighbouring Arab tribes have successfully attacked them and driven them from their home (vv, 1-7). This is the divine penalty for their cruel and unbrotherly treatment of the Jews after the siege of Jerusalem, vv. 10-14, 15b. Nay, a day …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
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