Matthew Poole Commentary - Obediah 1:11 - 1:11

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Matthew Poole Commentary - Obediah 1:11 - 1:11


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In the day; during the war which the Babylonians made upon Judea, or in the day of battle when Jews fought with Chaldeans.



That thou stoodest on the other side; tookest up thy stand over-right them, observing with delight how they were worsted, slaughtered. and routed; or didst set thyself in battle-array against thy brother Jacob. The strangers; the Babylonians. and the mixed nations which joined with them.



Carried away captive; first mastered the Jews, and then made them captives. and sent them away out of their own land, a sight which should have moved compassions in thee.



His forces; his strength, his troops, or multitudes that survived and were taken, and their wealth and riches too.



Foreigners entered into his gates; that invaded, slew the inhabitants, and forced the besieged places to open their gates; or took the fortresses by assault.



Cast lots; so robbers divided their prey, and conquerors, Pro_1:14 Joe_3:3, which see.



Upon Jerusalem; upon the citizens and their goods, which were found in Jerusalem when it was taken by the Chaldeans.



Even thou, a neighbour, who wast not molested by Israel when they marched through other nations from Egypt to Canaan, who wast a brother by descent, Oba_1:10,



wast as one of them, as merciless and insolent as any of those barbarous foreigners.