|1||The burden which Habakkuk the prophet did see.||Habakkuk|
|2||O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save!|
|3||Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention.|
law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth
compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.
|5||Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you.||ye will not believe A1341|
|6||For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwellingplaces that are not theirs.||Chaldeans breadth of the land|
|7||They are terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves.|
|8||Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves: and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly as the eagle that hasteth to eat.|
|9||They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup up as the east wind, and they shall gather the captivity as the sand.||sup up|
|10||And they shall scoff at the kings, and the princes shall be a scorn unto them: they shall deride every strong hold; for they shall heap dust, and take it.||heap dust|
Then shall his mind
change, and he shall pass over, and offend, imputing this his power
unto his god.
|12||Art thou not from everlasting, O LORD my God, mine Holy One? we shall not die. O LORD, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God, thou hast established them for correction.||from everlasting judgment|
|13||Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?||look on iniquity|
|14||And makest men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping things, that have no ruler over them?|
|15||They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their drag: therefore they rejoice and are glad.|
|16||Therefore they sacrifice unto their net, and burn incense unto their drag; because by them their portion is fat, and their meat plenteous.|
Shall they therefore empty their
net, and not spare continually to slay the nations?
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