Obadiah 1:8
New International Version
"In that day," declares the LORD, "will I not destroy the wise men of Edom, those of understanding in the mountains of Esau?

New Living Translation
At that time not a single wise person will be left in the whole land of Edom," says the LORD. "For on the mountains of Edom I will destroy everyone who has understanding.

English Standard Version
Will I not on that day, declares the LORD, destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of Mount Esau?

Berean Study Bible
In that day, declares the LORD, will I not destroy the wise men of Edom and the men of understanding in the mountains of Esau?

New American Standard Bible
"Will I not on that day," declares the LORD, "Destroy wise men from Edom And understanding from the mountain of Esau?

King James Bible
Shall I not in that day, saith the LORD, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau?

Christian Standard Bible
In that day--this is the LORD's declaration--will I not eliminate the wise ones of Edom and those who understand from the hill country of Esau?

Contemporary English Version
Edom, when this happens, I, the LORD, will destroy all your marvelous wisdom.

Good News Translation
"On the day I punish Edom, I will destroy their clever men and wipe out all their wisdom.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In that day-- this is the LORD's declaration-- will I not eliminate the wise ones of Edom and those who understand from the hill country of Esau?

International Standard Version
"In that day," declares the LORD, "will I not destroy the wise from Edom, and those with understanding from Esau's Mountain?

NET Bible
At that time," the LORD says, "I will destroy the wise sages of Edom! the advisers from Esau's mountain!

New Heart English Bible
"Won't I in that day," says the LORD, "destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mountain of Esau?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"On that day I will destroy the wise people in Edom and take wisdom away from Esau's mountain," declares the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Shall I not in that day, saith the LORD, Destroy the wise men out of Edom, And discernment out of the mount of Esau?

New American Standard 1977
“Will I not on that day,” declares the LORD, “Destroy wise men from Edom And understanding from the mountain of Esau?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Shall I not in that day, said the LORD, even destroy the wise men out of Edom and intelligence out of the mount of Esau?

King James 2000 Bible
Shall I not in that day, says the LORD, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mountains of Esau?

American King James Version
Shall I not in that day, said the LORD, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau?

American Standard Version
Shall I not in that day, saith Jehovah, destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
In that day, saith the Lord, I will destroy the wise men out of Idumea, and understanding out of the mount of Esau.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Shall not I in that day, saith the Lord, destroy the wise out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau ?

Darby Bible Translation
Shall I not in that day, saith Jehovah, destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau?

English Revised Version
Shall I not in that day, saith the LORD, destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau?

Webster's Bible Translation
Shall I not in that day, saith the LORD, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau?

World English Bible
"Won't I in that day," says Yahweh, "destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mountain of Esau?

Young's Literal Translation
Is it not in that day -- an affirmation of Jehovah, That I have destroyed the wise out of Edom, And understanding out of the mount of Esau?
Study Bible
The Destruction of Edom
7All the men allied with you will drive you to the border; those at peace with you will deceive and overpower you. Those who eat your bread will set a trap for you, without your awareness of it. 8In that day, declares the LORD, will I not destroy the wise men of Edom and the men of understanding in the mountains of Esau? 9Then your mighty men, O Teman, will be terrified, so that everyone in the mountains of Esau will be cut down in the slaughter.…
Cross References
Job 5:12
He thwarts the schemes of the crafty, so that their hands find no success.

Isaiah 29:14
Therefore I will again confound these people with wonder upon wonder. The wisdom of the wise will perish, and the intelligence of the intelligent will be hidden.

Treasury of Scripture

Shall I not in that day, said the LORD, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau?

even.

Job 5:12-14
He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise…

Psalm 33:10
The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.

Isaiah 19:3,13,14
And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards…







Lexicon
In that
הַה֖וּא (ha·hū)
Article | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

day,
בַּיּ֥וֹם (bay·yō·wm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

declares
נְאֻם־ (nə·’um)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5002: An oracle

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

will I not
הֲל֛וֹא (hă·lō·w)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

destroy
וְהַאֲבַדְתִּ֤י (wə·ha·’ă·ḇaḏ·tî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6: To wander away, lose oneself, to perish

the wise [men]
חֲכָמִים֙ (ḥă·ḵā·mîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2450: Wise

of Edom
מֵֽאֱד֔וֹם (mê·’ĕ·ḏō·wm)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 123: The name of a condiment

and the men of understanding
וּתְבוּנָ֖ה (ū·ṯə·ḇū·nāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8394: Intelligence, an argument, caprice

in the mountains
מֵהַ֥ר (mê·har)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2022: Mountain, hill, hill country

of Esau?
עֵשָֽׂו׃ (‘ê·śāw)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6215: Esau -- oldest son of Isaac
Verses 8, 9. - Their vaunted wisdom and their boasted courage shall fail, for God shall take them away. "Quem Deus vult perdere, prius dementat." Verse 8. - In that day; when Edom is abandoned by its friends. Destroy the wise men out of Edom. God shall take their wisdom from them, so that they shall be no more able to offer prudent counsel or suggest plans of safety (Isaiah 19:11-16; Isaiah 29:14; Isaiah 47:12, 13). The Edomites were celebrated for wisdom or practical philosophy (comp. 1 Kings 4:30; Jeremiah 49:7; Baruch 3:22, 23). Mount of Esau (vers. 9, 19, 21). Mount Seir - a designation of Edom from the nature of the country. 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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