This is Daniel Whyte III president of Gospel Light Society International with The Scripture & the Sense Podcast #514, where I read the Word of God and give the sense of it based on an authoritative commentary source such as the Bible Knowledge Commentary or Matthew Henry Commentary. This podcast is based upon Nehemiah 8:8 where it says Ezra and the Levites “read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.” The aim of this podcast is that through the simple reading of the Word of God and the giving of the sense of it, the church would be revived and the world would be awakened.
Today we are reading Obadiah 10.
10 For thy violence against thy brother Jacob shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ever.
That was Obadiah 10. Now here is the sense of it.
The Bible Knowledge Commentary reads:
Obadiah, sensing the intensity of God’s judgment on Esau’s descendants, then stated the reasons for God’s condemnation. The prophet spoke of the Edomites’ sinful attitudes and their actions against Judah. Edom, God predicted, would be covered with shame, contrasting starkly with her arrogance, and she would be destroyed, because of her violent, hurtful, oppressive cruelty against her brother Jacob, that is, Jacob’s descendants. Obadiah intentionally spoke of the Judahites as Edom’s “brother” to suggest the awfulness of violence against one’s own blood relatives. Strikingly the Hebrew words for “violence” and “brother” are together in this verse.
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