Obadiah 1:4
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New International Version
Though you soar like the eagle and make your nest among the stars, from there I will bring you down," declares the LORD.

King James Bible
Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD.

Darby Bible Translation
Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith Jehovah.

World English Bible
Though you mount on high as the eagle, and though your nest is set among the stars, I will bring you down from there," says Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
If thou dost go up high as an eagle, And if between stars thou dost set thy nest, From thence I bring thee down, An affirmation of Jehovah.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle - Though like this bird thou get into the highest cliff of the highest rock, it will not avail thee. To defend thee, when Jehovah has determined thy destruction, thy deepest caves and highest rocks will be equally useless. See Jeremiah 49:16.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

exalt.

Job 20:6,7 Though his excellency mount up to the heavens, and his head reach to the clouds...

Job 39:27,28 Does the eagle mount up at your command, and make her nest on high...

Jeremiah 49:16 Your terribleness has deceived you, and the pride of your heart, O you that dwell in the clefts of the rock...

Habakkuk 2:9 Woe to him that covets an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high...

among.

Isaiah 14:12-15 How are you fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how are you cut down to the ground, which did weaken the nations!...

Jeremiah 51:53 Though Babylon should mount up to heaven, and though she should fortify the height of her strength...

Amos 9:2 Though they dig into hell, there shall my hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, there will I bring them down:

Library
Obadiah
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).[1] 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

Cross References
Job 20:6
Though the pride of the godless person reaches to the heavens and his head touches the clouds,

Job 20:7
he will perish forever, like his own dung; those who have seen him will say, 'Where is he?'

Job 39:27
Does the eagle soar at your command and build its nest on high?

Isaiah 10:14
As one reaches into a nest, so my hand reached for the wealth of the nations; as people gather abandoned eggs, so I gathered all the countries; not one flapped a wing, or opened its mouth to chirp.'"

Isaiah 14:12
How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations!

Jeremiah 51:53
Even if Babylon ascends to the heavens and fortifies her lofty stronghold, I will send destroyers against her," declares the LORD.

Amos 9:2
Though they dig down to the depths below, from there my hand will take them. Though they climb up to the heavens above, from there I will bring them down.

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