Chaldeans Used to Punish Judah
|1 The oracle which Habakkuk the prophet saw.||1 The burden which Habakkuk the prophet did see.||1 The burden which Habakkuk the prophet did see.||1 The burden that Habacuc the prophet saw.||1 The burden that Habakkuk the prophet hath seen:||2 How long, O LORD, will I call for help, And You will not hear? I cry out to You, "Violence!" Yet You do not save.||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!||2 O Jehovah, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear? I cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save.||2 How long, O Lord, shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear? shall I cry out to thee suffering violence, and thou wilt not save?||2 Till when, O Jehovah, have I cried, And Thou dost not hear? I cry unto Thee -- 'Violence,' and Thou dost not save.||3 Why do You make me see iniquity, And cause me to look on wickedness? Yes, destruction and violence are before me; Strife exists and contention arises.||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.||3 Why dost thou show me iniquity, and look upon perverseness? for destruction and violence are before me; and there is strife, and contention riseth up.||3 Why hast thou shewn me iniquity and grievance, to see rapine and injustice before me? and there is a judgment, but opposition is more powerful.||3 Why dost Thou shew me iniquity, And perversity dost cause to behold? And spoiling and violence are before me, And there is strife, and contention doth lift itself up,||4 Therefore the law is ignored And justice is never upheld. For the wicked surround the righteous; Therefore justice comes out perverted.||4 Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.||4 Therefore the law is slacked, and justice doth never go forth; for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore justice goeth forth perverted.||4 Therefore the law is torn in pieces, and judgment cometh not to the end: because the wicked prevaileth against the just, therefore wrong judgment goeth forth.||4 Therefore doth law cease, And judgment doth not go forth for ever, For the wicked is compassing the righteous, Therefore wrong judgment goeth forth.||5 "Look among the nations! Observe! Be astonished! Wonder! Because I am doing something in your days-- You would not believe if you were told.||5 Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvelously: for I will work a work in your days which ye will not believe, though it be told you.||5 Behold ye among the nations, and look, and wonder marvellously; for I am working a work in your days, which ye will not believe though it be told you.||5 Behold ye among the nations, and see: wonder, and be astonished: for a work is done in your days, which no man will believe when it shall be told.||5 Look ye on nations, and behold and marvel greatly. For a work He is working in your days, Ye do not believe though it is declared.||NASB||KJV||ASV||DRB||YLT|
|6 "For behold, I am raising up the Chaldeans, That fierce and impetuous people Who march throughout the earth To seize dwelling places which are not theirs.||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 their's.||6 For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, that march through the breadth of the earth, to possess dwelling-places that are not theirs.||6 For behold, I will raise up the Chaldeans, a bitter and swift nation, marching upon the breadth of the earth, to possess the dwelling places that are not their own.||6 For, lo, I am raising up the Chaldeans, The bitter and hasty nation, That is going to the broad places of earth, To occupy tabernacles not its own.||7 "They are dreaded and feared; Their justice and authority originate with themselves.||7 They are terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves.||7 They are terrible and dreadful; their judgment and their dignity proceed from themselves.||7 They are dreadful, and terrible: from themselves shall their judgment, and their burden proceed.||7 Terrible and fearful it is, From itself its judgment and its excellency go forth.||8 "Their horses are swifter than leopards And keener than wolves in the evening. Their horsemen come galloping, Their horsemen come from afar; They fly like an eagle swooping down to devour.||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.||8 Their horses also are swifter than leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves; and their horsemen press proudly on: yea, their horsemen come from far; they fly as an eagle that hasteth to devour.||8 Their horses are lighter than leopards, and swifter than evening wolves; and their horsemen shall be spread abroad: for their horsemen shall come from afar, they shall fly as an eagle that maketh haste to eat.||8 Swifter than leopards have been its horses, And sharper than evening wolves, And increased have its horsemen, Even its horsemen from afar come in, They fly as an eagle, hasting to consume.||9 "All of them come for violence. Their horde of faces moves forward. They collect captives like sand.||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.||9 They come all of them for violence; the set of their faces is forwards; and they gather captives as the sand.||9 They shall all come to the prey, their face is like a burning wind: and they shall gather together captives as the sand.||9 Wholly for violence it doth come in, Their faces swallowing up the east wind, And it doth gather as the sand a captivity.||10 "They mock at kings And rulers are a laughing matter to them. They laugh at every fortress And heap up rubble to capture it.||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.||10 Yea, he scoffeth at kings, and princes are a derision unto him; he derideth every stronghold; for he heapeth up dust, and taketh it.||10 And their prince shall triumph over kings, and princes shall be his laughingstock: and he shall laugh at every strong hold, and shall cast up a mount, and shall take it.||10 And at kings it doth scoff, And princes are a laughter to it, At every fenced place it doth laugh, And it heapeth up dust, and captureth it.||NASB||KJV||ASV||DRB||YLT|
|11 "Then they will sweep through like the wind and pass on. But they will be held guilty, They whose strength is their god."||11 Then shall his mind change, and he shall pass over, and offend, imputing this his power unto his god.||11 Then shall he sweep by as a wind, and shall pass over, and be guilty, even he whose might is his god.||11 Then shall his spirit be changed, and he shall pass, and fall: this is his strength of his god.||11 Then passed on hath the spirit, Yea, he doth transgress, And doth ascribe this his power to his god.||12 Are You not from everlasting, O LORD, my God, my Holy One? We will not die. You, O LORD, have appointed them to judge; And You, O Rock, have established them to correct.||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.||12 Art not thou from everlasting, O Jehovah my God, my Holy One? we shall not die. O Jehovah, thou hast ordained him for judgment; and thou, O Rock, hast established him for correction.||12 Wast thou not from the beginning, O Lord my God, my holy one, and we shall not die? Lord, thou hast appointed him for judgment: and made him strong for correction.||12 Art not Thou of old, O Jehovah, my God, my Holy One? We do not die, O Jehovah, For judgment Thou hast appointed it, And, O Rock, for reproof Thou hast founded it.||13 Your eyes are too pure to approve evil, And You can not look on wickedness with favor. Why do You look with favor On those who deal treacherously? Why are You silent when the wicked swallow up Those more righteous than they?||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?||13 Thou that art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and that canst not look on perverseness, wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy peace when the wicked swalloweth up the man that is more righteous than he;||13 Thy eyes are too pure to behold evil, and thou canst not look on iniquity. Why lookest thou upon them that do unjust things, and holdest thy peace when the wicked devoureth the man that is more just than himself?||13 Purer of eyes than to behold evil, To look on perverseness Thou art not able, Why dost Thou behold the treacherous? Thou keepest silent when the wicked Doth swallow the more righteous than he,||14 Why have You made men like the fish of the sea, Like creeping things without a ruler over them?||14 And makest men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping things, that have no ruler over them?||14 and makest men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping things, that have no ruler over them?||14 And thou wilt make men as the fishes of the sea, and as the creeping things that have no ruler.||14 And Thou makest man as fishes of the sea, As a creeping thing -- none ruling over him.||15 The Chaldeans bring all of them up with a hook, Drag them away with their net, And gather them together in their fishing net. Therefore they rejoice and are glad.||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.||15 He taketh up all of them with the angle, he catcheth them in his net, and gathereth them in his drag: therefore he rejoiceth and is glad.||15 He lifted up all them with his hook, he drew them in his drag, and gathered them into his net: for this he will be glad and rejoice.||15 Each of them with a hook he hath brought up, He doth catch it in his net, and gathereth it in his drag, Therefore he doth joy and rejoice.||NASB||KJV||ASV||DRB||YLT|
|16 Therefore they offer a sacrifice to their net And burn incense to their fishing net; Because through these things their catch is large, And their food is plentiful.||16 Therefore they sacrifice unto their net, and burn incense unto their drag; because by them their portion is fat, and their meat plenteous.||16 Therefore he sacrificeth unto his net, and burneth incense unto his drag; because by them his portion is fat, and his food plenteous.||16 Therefore will he offer victims to his drag, and he will sacrifice to his net: because through them his portion is made fat, and his meat dainty.||16 Therefore he doth sacrifice to his net, And doth make perfume to his drag, For by them is his portion fertile, and his food fat.||17 Will they therefore empty their net And continually slay nations without sparing?||17 Shall they therefore empty their net, and not spare continually to slay the nations?||17 Shall he therefore empty his net, and spare not to slay the nations continually?||17 For this cause therefore he spreadeth his net, and will not spare continually to slay the nations.||17 Doth he therefore empty his net, And continually to slay nations spare not?|
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