Obadiah 1:15
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.

Berean Study Bible
For the Day of the LORD is near for all the nations. As you have done, it will be done to you; your recompense will return upon 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.

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

Contemporary English Version
The day is coming when I, the LORD, will judge the nations. And, Edom, you will pay in full for what you have done.

Good News Translation
"The day is near when I, the LORD, will judge all nations. Edom, what you have done will be done to you. You will get back what you have given.

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.

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

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 HEB ▾ 
The Deliverance of Israel
15For the Day of the LORD is near for all the nations. As you have done, it will be done to you; your recompense will return upon your own head. 16For as you have drunk on My holy hill, so all the nations will drink continually. They will drink and gulp down, and be as if they had never been.…
Cross References
Job 24:1
Why does the Almighty not reserve times for judgment? Why may those who know Him never see His days?

Jeremiah 50:29
Summon the archers against Babylon, all who string the bow. Encamp all around her; let no one escape. Repay her according to her deeds; do to her as she has done. For she has defied the LORD, the Holy One of Israel.

Jeremiah 51:56
For a destroyer is coming against her--against Babylon. Her warriors will be captured, and their bows will be broken, for the LORD is a God of retribution; He will repay in full.

Ezekiel 30:3
For the day is near, 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 surely I live, declares the Lord GOD, I will treat you according to the anger and jealousy you showed in your hatred against them, and I will make Myself known among them when I judge you.

Ezekiel 35:15
As you rejoiced when the inheritance of the house of Israel became desolate, so will I do to you: you will become a desolation, O Mount Seir, and so will all of Edom. 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 like destruction from the Almighty.

Joel 2:1
Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on My holy mountain! Let all who dwell in the land tremble, for the Day of the LORD is coming; in fact, it is at hand--

Joel 2:11
The LORD raises His voice in the presence of His army. Indeed, His camp is very large, for mighty are those who obey His command. For the day of the LORD is great and very dreadful. Who can endure it?

Amos 5:18
Woe to you who long for the Day of the LORD! What will the Day of the LORD be for you? It will be darkness and not light.

Amos 5:20
Will not the Day of the LORD be darkness and not light, even gloom with no brightness in it?

Habakkuk 2:8
Because you have plundered many nations, the remnant of the people will plunder you for your bloodshed against man and your violence against the land and city and all their dwellers.

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; …







Lexicon
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

the Day
יוֹם־ (yō·wm-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

of the LORD
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

is near
קָר֥וֹב (qā·rō·wḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7138: Near

for
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the nations.
הַגּוֹיִ֑ם (hag·gō·w·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

As
כַּאֲשֶׁ֤ר (ka·’ă·šer)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

you have done,
עָשִׂ֙יתָ֙ (‘ā·śî·ṯā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

it will be done
יֵעָ֣שֶׂה (yê·‘ā·śeh)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

to you;
לָּ֔ךְ (lāḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew

your recompense
גְּמֻלְךָ֖ (gə·mul·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1576: Treatment, an act, service, requital

will return
יָשׁ֥וּב (yā·šūḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

upon your own head.
בְּרֹאשֶֽׁךָ׃ (bə·rō·še·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7218: The head
Verses 15, 16. - § 3. The warning given in the first section (vers, 1-9) is supplemented by the announcement that in the day of the Lord, Edom and all the enemies of Israel shall be remembered, and shall suffer just retribution, meeting with the fate which they had inflicted on others. Verse 15. - The day of the Lord. This is not primarily the final day of judgment, but the time when "Jehovah reveals his majesty and omnipotence in a glorious manner, to overthrow all ungodly powers, and to complete his kingdom" (Keil). It is announced by Joel 1:15; Joel 2:1, 31; Zephaniah 1:14; but the notion of a judgment to fall on Gentile nations, and to issue in the establishment of the kingdom of God, was familiar long before. Balaam had seen it in dim vision (Numbers 24:17-24); Hannah had anticipated the destruction that would accompany it (1 Samuel 2:9, 10); so had David (2 Samuel 23:5-7) in his last words; it is clearly predicted in the Psalms (see Psalm 2 and 110.) (Knabenbauer). Is near. Because every such judgment upon individual nations is typical of the great day and preparative of it. As thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee (comp. Judges 1:7; Psalm 137:8; Jeremiah 50:15). This law of retribution was the ideal of heathen justice, according to the Rhadamanthian rule, "If a man should suffer what he hath done, then there would be strict justice" (Aristotle, 'Eth. Nic.' 5:5. 3). Thy reward (Joel 3:7 [4:7, Hebrew]; better, that which thou hast performed - thy work or dealing, Upon thine own head. Like a stone cast towards heaven (comp. Psalm 7:16; Esther 9. '25). 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.
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