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!!Structure of the book:
* An oracle of the Lord against Edom (Obadiah verses 1 to 9)
* Esau's sin against his brother Jacob (Obadiah verses 10 to 14)
* The wider context: the Day of the Lord (Obadiah verses 15 to 18)
* The house of Jacob will possess Edom's territory (Obadiah verses 19 to 21)

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* AccompliceByInaction: In verses 10 and 11, God accuses Edom of being this by not providing military support to their neighbor Jerusalem when it was wrongfully attacked.

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* PrideBeforeAFall: In verses 3 and 4:
-->''The pride of your heart has deceived you,''
-->''you who live in the clefts of the rock,''
-->''whose dwelling is high;''
-->''you say in your heart,''
-->''“Who will bring me down to the ground?”''
-->''Though you ascend high like the eagle,''
-->''and though you set your nest among the stars,''
-->''I will bring you down from there,''
-->''says the Lord.''


* PayEvilUntoEvil: Verses 15 and 16 says: "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. For as you have drunk on My holy mountain, all the nations shall drink continually; they shall drink and swallow and shall be as though they had never been."

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* PayEvilUntoEvil: Verses 15 and 16 says: "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. For as you have drunk on My holy mountain, all the nations shall drink continually; they shall drink and swallow and shall be as though they had never been.""
* WhileRomeBurns: God condemns Edom for their actions against Jerusalem at the time they were being sacked by the Babylonians, as stated in verses 12 to 14:
-->''But you should not have gloated''
-->''on the day of your brother,''
-->''on the day of his misfortune;''
-->''you should not have rejoiced over the children of Judah''
-->''on the day of their destruction;''
-->''you should not have boasted''
-->''on the day of distress.''
-->''You should not have entered the gate of My people''
-->''on the day of their calamity.''
-->''You should not have gloated over the disaster of Judah''
-->''on the day of his calamity;''
-->''you should not have seized his wealth''
-->''on the day of his calamity.''
-->''You should not have stood at the crossroads''
-->''to cut off his fugitives;''
-->''you should not have handed over his survivors,''
-->''on the day of distress.''

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One of the books of the Minor Prophets in the Old Testament. In this book, God speaks a message of woe unto the people of Edom for their treatment of the people of Israel.
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* EtTuBrute: In verse 7:
-->''All your confederates have driven you to the border;''
-->''your allies have deceived and prevailed against you.''
-->''Those who eat your bread have set a trap for you.''
-->''You will not detect it.''
* EvenEvilHasStandards: In verses 5 and 6:
-->''If thieves came to you,''
-->''if robbers by night—''
-->''how you have been destroyed!—''
-->''would they not steal only what they want?''
-->''If grape gatherers come to you,''
-->''would they not leave gleanings?''
-->''How the things of Esau have been ransacked!''
-->''How his hidden treasures hunted out!''
* PayEvilUntoEvil: Verses 15 and 16 says: "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. For as you have drunk on My holy mountain, all the nations shall drink continually; they shall drink and swallow and shall be as though they had never been."

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