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Obadiah 1:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Behold, I have made thee small among the nations: thou art greatly despised.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen: thou art greatly despised.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Behold, I will make you small among the nations; You are greatly despised.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen: thou art greatly despised.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Behold, I have made thee small among the nations; thou art greatly despised.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Lo! small, have I made thee, among the nations—Despised art thou exceedingly!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Lo, little I have made thee among nations, Despised [art] thou exceedingly.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Behold I have made thee small among the nations: thou art exceeding contemptible.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Behold, I haue made thee small among the heathen: thou art greatly despised.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Arise ye, and let us rise up against her to war.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen: thou art greatly despised.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Behold, x2009
(2009) Complement
Prolonged for H2005; lo!.
I have made 5414
{5414} Prime
A primitive root; to give, used with great latitude of application (put, make, etc.).
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
thee small 6996
{6996} Prime
From H6962; abbreviated, that is, diminutive, literally (in quantity, size or number) or figuratively (in age or importance).
among the heathen: 1471
{1471} Prime
Apparently from the same root as H1465 (in the sense of massing); a foreign nation; hence a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts.
thou x859
(0859) Complement
A primitive pronoun of the second person; thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you.
art greatly 3966
{3966} Prime
From the same as H0181; properly vehemence, that is, (with or without preposition) vehemently; by implication wholly, speedily, etc. (often with other words as an intensive or superlative; especially when repeated).
despised. 959
{0959} Prime
A primitive root; to disesteem.
<8803> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 1415
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Obadiah 1:2

_ _ I have made thee small — Thy reduction to insignificance is as sure as if it were already accomplished; therefore the past tense is used [Maurer]. Edom then extended from Dedan of Arabia to Bozrah in the north (Jeremiah 49:8, Jeremiah 49:13). Calvin explains it, “Whereas thou wast made by Me an insignificant people, why art thou so proud” (Obadiah 1:3)? But if so, why should the heathen peoples be needed to subdue one so insignificant? Jeremiah 49:15, confirms Maurer’s view.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Obadiah 1:1-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Obadiah 1:2

Small — Thou art a small people. In comparison with other nations. Despised — What ever these Edomites had been, now they were despised.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

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. ... He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, [and] lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set [them] among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth [are] the LORD'S, and he hath set the world upon them.
Job 34:25-29 Therefore he knoweth their works, and he overturneth [them] in the night, so that they are destroyed. ... When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hideth [his] face, who then can behold him? whether [it be done] against a nation, or against a man only:
Psalms 107:39-40 Again, they are minished and brought low through oppression, affliction, and sorrow. ... He poureth contempt upon princes, and causeth them to wander in the wilderness, [where there is] no way.
Isaiah 23:9 The LORD of hosts hath purposed it, to stain the pride of all glory, [and] to bring into contempt all the honourable of the earth.
Ezekiel 29:15 It shall be the basest of the kingdoms; neither shall it exalt itself any more above the nations: for I will diminish them, that they shall no more rule over the nations.
Micah 7:10 Then [she that is] mine enemy shall see [it], and shame shall cover her which said unto me, Where is the LORD thy God? mine eyes shall behold her: now shall she be trodden down as the mire of the streets.
Luke 1:51-52 He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. ... He hath put down the mighty from [their] seats, and exalted them of low degree.
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