Even my close friend,(A)
    someone I trusted,
one who shared my bread,
    has turned[a] against me.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 41:9 Hebrew has lifted up his heel

30 What are you doing,(A) you devastated one?
    Why dress yourself in scarlet
    and put on jewels(B) of gold?
Why highlight your eyes with makeup?(C)
    You adorn yourself in vain.
Your lovers(D) despise you;
    they want to kill you.(E)

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10 I hear many whispering,
    “Terror(A) on every side!
    Denounce(B) him! Let’s denounce him!”
All my friends(C)
    are waiting for me to slip,(D) saying,
“Perhaps he will be deceived;
    then we will prevail(E) over him
    and take our revenge(F) on him.”

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22 All the women(A) left in the palace of the king of Judah will be brought out to the officials of the king of Babylon. Those women will say to you:

“‘They misled you and overcame you—
    those trusted friends(B) of yours.
Your feet are sunk in the mud;(C)
    your friends have deserted you.’

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All your allies(A) will force you to the border;
    your friends will deceive and overpower you;
those who eat your bread(B) will set a trap for you,[a]
    but you will not detect it.

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Footnotes

  1. Obadiah 1:7 The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.

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