Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Though you build high like the eagle, Though you set your nest among the stars, From there I will bring you down," declares the LORD.

King James Version

Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD.

Holman Bible

Though you seem to soar like an eagle
and make your nest among the stars,
even from there I will bring you down.
This is the Lord’s declaration.

International Standard Version

Though you soar high like the eagle and make your nest among the stars, I will bring you down even from there," declares the Lord.

A Conservative Version

Though thou mount on high as the eagle, and though thy nest be set among the stars, I will bring thee down from there, says LORD.

American Standard Version

Though thou mount on high as the eagle, and though thy nest be set among the stars, I will bring thee down from thence, saith Jehovah.

Amplified

Though you mount on high as the eagle and though you set your nest among the stars, I will bring you down from there, says the Lord.

Bible in Basic English

Though you go up on high like an eagle, though your house is placed among the stars, I will make you come down from there, says the Lord.

Darby Translation

Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith Jehovah.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle and though thou set thy nest among the stars, from there I will bring thee down, said the LORD.

Julia Smith Translation

If thou shalt exalt as the eagle, and set thy nest between the stars, from thence will I bring thee down, says Jehovah.

King James 2000

Though you exalt yourself as the eagle, and though you set your nest among the stars, from there will I bring you down, says the LORD.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[Even] if you soar like the eagle, [even] if your nest is set among [the] stars, from there I will bring you down!" {declares} Yahweh:

Modern King James verseion

Though you rise high like the eagle, and though you set your nest between the stars, I will bring you down from there, says Jehovah.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But though thou wentest up as high as the Eagle, and madest thy nest above among the stars: yet would I pluck thee down from thence.

NET Bible

Even if you were to soar high like an eagle, even if you were to make your nest among the stars, I can bring you down even from there!" says the Lord.

New Heart English Bible

Though you mount on high as the eagle, and though your nest is set among the stars, I will bring you down from there," says the LORD.

The Emphasized Bible

Though thou build high like an eagle, and though, among the stars, thou set thy nest, from thence, will I bring thee down, Declareth Yahweh.

Webster

Though thou shalt exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou shalt set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD.

World English Bible

Though you mount on high as the eagle, and though your nest is set among the stars, I will bring you down from there," says Yahweh.

Youngs Literal Translation

If thou dost go up high as an eagle, And if between stars thou dost set thy nest, From thence I bring thee down, An affirmation of Jehovah.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Though thou exalt
גּבהּ 
Gabahh 
Usage: 34

thyself as the eagle
נשׁר 
Nesher 
Usage: 26

and though thou set
שׂים שׂוּם 
Suwm 
Usage: 580

קן 
Qen 
Usage: 13

among the stars
כּוכב 
Kowkab 
Usage: 37

ירד 
Yarad 
Usage: 378

נאם 
N@'um 
Usage: 376

References

American

Fausets

Hastings

Watsons

Images Obadiah 1:4

Prayers for Obadiah 1:4

Context Readings

Edom Will Be Humbled

3 "The arrogance of your heart has deceived you, You who live in the clefts of the rock, In the loftiness of your dwelling place, Who say in your heart, 'Who will bring me down to earth?' 4 "Though you build high like the eagle, Though you set your nest among the stars, From there I will bring you down," declares the LORD. 5 "If thieves came to you, If robbers by night-- O how you will be ruined!-- Would they not steal only until they had enough? If grape gatherers came to you, Would they not leave some gleanings?



Cross References

Habakkuk 2:9

"Woe to him who gets evil gain for his house To put his nest on high, To be delivered from the hand of calamity!

Job 20:6-7

"Though his loftiness reaches the heavens, And his head touches the clouds,

Isaiah 14:12-15

"How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, You who have weakened the nations!

Job 39:27-28

"Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up And makes his nest on high?

Jeremiah 49:16

"As for the terror of you, The arrogance of your heart has deceived you, O you who live in the clefts of the rock, Who occupy the height of the hill Though you make your nest as high as an eagle's, I will bring you down from there," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 51:53

"Though Babylon should ascend to the heavens, And though she should fortify her lofty stronghold, From Me destroyers will come to her," declares the LORD.

Amos 9:2

"Though they dig into Sheol, From there will My hand take them; And though they ascend to heaven, From there will I bring them down.

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