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Obadiah 1:11

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1:11 You stood aloof 1  while strangers took his army 2  captive,

and foreigners advanced to his gates. 3 

When they cast lots 4  over Jerusalem, 5 

you behaved as though you were in league 6  with them.

1 tn Heb “in the day of your standing”; NAB “On the day when you stood by.”

2 tn Or perhaps, “wealth” (so NASB, NIV, NRSV, NLT). The Hebrew word is somewhat ambiguous here. This word also appears in v. 13, where it clearly refers to wealth.

3 tc The present translation follows the Qere which reads the plural (“gates”) rather than the singular.

4 sn Casting lots seems to be a way of deciding who would gain control over material possessions and enslaved peoples following a military victory.

5 map For location see Map5 B1; Map6 F3; Map7 E2; Map8 F2; Map10 B3; JP1 F4; JP2 F4; JP3 F4; JP4 F4.

6 tn Heb “like one from them”; NASB “You too were as one of them.”



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