Matthew Poole Commentary - Obediah 1:4 - 1:4

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Matthew Poole Commentary - Obediah 1:4 - 1:4

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Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle: Edom boasted of his strength from the height of the rocks he dwelt on, Oba_1:3, but here he is answered, if he could build his nest as the eagles, which build and fly much higher than any other bird, neither the height of the nest should save the young ones, nor the height of his flight save the old one.

Though thou set thy nest among the stars; nay yet, in a more lofty strain, suppose you could lodge your brood among the stars for safety, and there fly above the reach of man, yet should you not be out of the reach of danger.

Thence will I bring thee down, saith the Lord; God who is in the heavens would throw thee down; when men could not marshal armies against thee, stars should fight in their courses against thee. Nothing can stand which God will cast down. See Jer_49:16,17.