Matthew Poole Commentary - Obediah 1:7 - 1:7

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Matthew Poole Commentary - Obediah 1:7 - 1:7


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All the men of thy confederacy; they who by league had bound themselves to assist with men and arms, who had made an offensive and defensive league.



Have brought thee even to the border; either have conducted in honourable manner through their country the ambassadors thou didst send, concluded first a confederacy, and next conveyed home the ambassadors who made it; or else have counselled thee to meet the war before it entereth thy country, and have marched as confederates with thee until thou weft come to the borders of thy country, as if they would there tight for thee against the enemy.



The men that were at peace with thee: this is ingemination, or repeating of the same thing before mentioned, unless men of thy peace be men that did make peace, and accept the terms thou didst propose for thy advantage.



Have deceived thee; proved treacherous, nay, designed to betray thee.



Prevailed against thee; either thus their plot took, or else they turned to the enemy, and under his colours destroyed thee.



They that eat thy bread; thy friends, those thou hast maintained, the soldiers thou keptest in pay.



Have laid a wound under thee; have laid a snare, armed with some sharp and piercing instrument, that wounds as soon as thou fallest on the snare.



There is none understanding in him; either no prudence to foresee and prevent this, or to manage and lessen it.