New International Version
"See, I will make you small among the nations; you will be utterly despised.
King James Bible
Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen: thou art greatly despised.
Darby Bible Translation
Behold, I have made thee small among the nations; thou art greatly despised.
World English Bible
Behold, I have made you small among the nations. You are greatly despised.
Young's Literal Translation
Lo, little I have made thee among nations, Despised art thou exceedingly.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I have made thee small among the heathen - God ever attributes to himself the rise and fall of nations. If they be great and prosperous, it is by God's providence; if they be tow and depressed, it is by his justice. Compared with the Assyrians, Chaldeans, Egyptians, Syrians, Arabs, and other neighboring nations, the Idumeans were a small people.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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
Edom will be conquered; Seir, his enemy, will be conquered, but Israel will grow strong.
The LORD Almighty planned it, to bring down her pride in all her splendor and to humble all who are renowned on the earth.
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