Obadiah 1:2
New International Version
"See, I will make you small among the nations; you will be utterly despised.

New Living Translation
The LORD says to Edom, "I will cut you down to size among the nations; you will be greatly despised.

English Standard Version
Behold, I will make you small among the nations; you shall be utterly despised.

Berean Study Bible
“Behold, I will make you small among the nations; you will be deeply despised.

New American Standard Bible
"Behold, I will make you small among the nations; You are greatly despised.

King James Bible
Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen: thou art greatly despised.

Christian Standard Bible
Look, I will make you insignificant among the nations; you will be deeply despised.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD said to Edom: I will make you the weakest and most despised nation.

Good News Translation
The LORD says to Edom, "I will make you weak; everyone will despise you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Look, I will make you insignificant among the nations; you will be deeply despised.

International Standard Version
"Look! I will make you insignificant among the nations; you will be utterly despised.

NET Bible
The LORD says, "Look! I will make you a weak nation; you will be greatly despised!

New Heart English Bible
Look, I have made you small among the nations. You are greatly despised.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Edom, I will make you the smallest of nations. Others will despise you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold, I make thee small among the nations; Thou art greatly despised.

New American Standard 1977
“Behold, I will make you small among the nations; You are greatly despised.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Behold, I have made thee small among the Gentiles: thou shalt be greatly humbled.

King James 2000 Bible
Behold, I have made you small among the nations: you are greatly despised.

American King James Version
Behold, I have made you small among the heathen: you are greatly despised.

American Standard Version
Behold, I have made thee small among the nations: thou art greatly despised.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Arise ye, and let us rise up against her to war.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold I have made thee small among the nations: thou art exceeding contemptible.

Darby Bible Translation
Behold, I have made thee small among the nations; thou art greatly despised.

English Revised Version
Behold, I have made thee small among the nations: thou art greatly despised.

Webster's Bible Translation
Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen: 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.
Study Bible
The Destruction of Edom
1This is the vision of Obadiah: This is what the Lord GOD says about Edom—We have heard a message from the LORD; an envoy has been sent among the nations to say, “Rise up, and let us go to battle against her!” 2“Behold, I will make you small among the nations; you will be deeply despised. 3The pride of your heart has deceived you—O dwellers in the clefts of the rocks whose habitation is the heights, who say in your heart, ‘Who can bring me down to the ground?’…
Cross References
Numbers 24:18
Edom will become a possession, Seir will be owned by his enemies, but Israel will perform with valor.

Isaiah 23:9
The LORD of Hosts planned it, to defile all its glorious beauty, to disgrace all the renowned of the earth.

Treasury of Scripture

Behold, I have made you small among the heathen: you are greatly despised.

Numbers 24:18
And Edom shall be a possession, Seir also shall be a possession for his enemies; and Israel shall do valiantly.

1 Samuel 2:7,8
The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up…

Job 34:25-29
Therefore he knoweth their works, and he overturneth them in the night, so that they are destroyed…







Lexicon
“Behold,
הִנֵּ֥ה (hin·nêh)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

I will make you
נְתַתִּ֖יךָ (nə·ṯat·tî·ḵā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

small
קָטֹ֛ן (qā·ṭōn)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6996: Small, young, unimportant

among the nations;
בַּגּוֹיִ֑ם (bag·gō·w·yim)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

you
אַתָּ֖ה (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

will be deeply
מְאֹֽד׃ (mə·’ōḏ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3966: Vehemence, vehemently, wholly, speedily

despised.
בָּז֥וּי (bā·zui)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 959: To disesteem
Verse 2. - Behold, I have made thee small. Here is the effect of the summons. So in Jeremiah 49:15, "For, lo, I will make thee small." Jehovah is the Speaker, and he regards the future as past. What he determines is as good as accomplished. At this time the Edomites were a powerful nation, and possessed an almost impregnable seat at Petra. Small; in numbers, territory, honour. 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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