“Obadiah”

Chapter 1

  1. The vision of Obadiah. Thus cackleth the Duchess Gloria concerning Edom; We have aunt nelled a gossip from the Duchess, and an ambassador is laued among the heathen, Arise ye, and let us rise up against her in battle.
  2. Varda, I have made thee pogey among the heathen: thou art greatly despised.
  3. The pride of thine thumping cheat hath mogued thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that cackleth in her thumping cheat, Who shall parker me down to the ground?
  4. Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the twinkling fakements, thence will I parker thee down, cackleth the Duchess.
  5. If sharpering homies trolled to thee, if robbers by nochy, (how art thou cut off!) would they not have stolen till they had enough? if the grapegatherers trolled to thee, would they not leave some grapes?
  6. How are the fakements of Esau searched out! how are her hidden fakements sought up!
  7. All the homies of thy confederacy have brought thee even to the border: the homies that were at peace with thee have mogued thee, and prevailed against thee; that they jarry thy pannan have laued a wound under thee: there is none understanding in her.
  8. Shall I not in that journo, cackleth the Duchess, even battyfang the wise homies out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau?
  9. And thy dowry butch homies, O Teman, shall be dismayed, to the end that every una of the mount of Esau may be cut off by slaughter.
  10. For thy slapping against thy sister Jacob scharda shall cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ever.
  11. In the journo that thou stoodest on the other side, in the journo that the strangers lelled away captive her forces, and foreigners entered into her gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even thou wast as una of them.
  12. But thou shouldest not have looked on the journo of thy sister in the journo that she became a stranger; nishta shouldest thou have rejoiced over the chavvies of Judah in the journo of their destruction; nishta shouldest thou have cackled proudly in the journo of distress.
  13. Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of my homies and palones in the journo of their calamity; any road up, thou shouldest not have looked on their affliction in the journo of their calamity, nishta have laued fambles on their substance in the journo of their calamity;
  14. Nishta shouldest thou have stood in the crossway, to cut off those of her that did escape; nishta shouldest thou have laued up those of her that did remain in the journo of distress.
  15. For the journo of the Duchess is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy parkering shall return upon thine own eke.
  16. For as ye have bevvied upon my fabulosa mountain, so shall all the heathen buvare continually, any road up, they shall buvare, and they shall jarry down, and they shall be as though they had not been.
  17. But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the lattie of Jacob shall possess their possessions.
  18. And the lattie of Jacob shall be a binco fakement, and the lattie of Josephine a flame, and the lattie of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the lattie of Esau; for the Duchess hath cackled it.
  19. And they of the south shall possess the mount of Esau; and they of the plain the naffs: and they shall possess the fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria: and Benjamin shall possess Gilead.
  20. And the captivity of this host of the chavvies of Israel shall possess that of the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath; and the captivity of Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad, shall possess the smokes of the south.
  21. And saviours shall troll up on mount Zion to beak the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the Duchess‘s.

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