IV. Outline

IV. Outline

  1. The Dialogue (1:1-2:20)
    1. Habakkuk's Complaint: Human Injustice and Divine Inactivity (1:1-4)
    2. Yahweh's Response: Divine Justice Through the Babylonians (1:5-11)
    3. Habakkuk's Second Complaint: The Inequity of Divine Justice (1:12-2:1)
    4. Yahweh's Response: The Certainty of Babylon's Destruction (2:2-20)
  2. The Prayer (3:1-19)
    1. An Appeal for Yahweh to Act (3:1-2)
    2. Activity of the Divine Warrior in History (3:3-15)
    3. Habakkuk's Final Response of Faith (3:16-19)