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Obadiah 1:21

ESV Saviors shall go up to Mount Zion to rule Mount Esau, and the kingdom shall be the LORD’s.
NIV Deliverers will go up on Mount Zion to govern the mountains of Esau. And the kingdom will be the LORD's.
NASB The deliverers will ascend Mount Zion To judge the mountain of Esau, And the kingdom will be the Lord’S.
CSB Saviors will ascend Mount Zion to rule over the hill country of Esau, and the kingdom will be the Lord's.
NLT Those who have been rescued will go up to Mount Zion in Jerusalem to rule over the mountains of Edom. And the Lord himself will be king!'
KJV And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD'S.

What does Obadiah 1:21 mean?

This verse is an explicit reference to the millennial kingdom of the end times. Mount Zion is a metaphor for the city of Jerusalem, much as one might say "The White House" as a reference to the city of Washington, D.C. in the United States. In the end times, Israel will be restored to her Promised Land. Part of that restoration will be rulership over the lands which once belonged to the Edomites. Verse 18 seems to suggest that there will not be any descendants of Esau left at that time.

This is an example of Old Testament prophets looking forward, and seeing the future both in the near-term, and the long-term. Obadiah's predictions about the destruction of Edom were fulfilled not long after these words were written. The eventual restoration of Israel, and the rule of the Lord (Zechariah 14:9), will not occur until the very end. As with all instances of God's judgment, the end goal is restoration and reconciliation, not merely revenge.
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