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Obadiah 19-21 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

19 They will take possession of the Negeb,[a] Mount Esau, the Shephelah, and Philistia, possess the countryside of Ephraim, the countryside of Samaria, Benjamin, and Gilead. 20 The exiles of this Israelite army will possess the Canaanite land as far as Zarephath,[b] and the exiles of Jerusalem who are in Sepharad will possess the cities of the Negeb. 21 And deliverers[c] will ascend Mount Zion to rule Mount Esau, and the kingship shall be the Lord’s.


  1. 19 Negeb: the area south of Judah and west of Edom. Gilead: east of the Jordan River.
  2. 20 Zarephath: a town in Phoenicia, north of Tyre; cf. 1 Kgs 17:10. Sepharad: perhaps Sardis in western Asia Minor. The later rabbis thought it was Spain.
  3. 21 Deliverers: the victorious Israelites who will rule over their enemies, as the ancient judges did; cf. Jgs 3:9, 15, 31; 10:1.
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