11 Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight, and the earth was filled with wickedness.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 6:11 Or injustice

13 Then God said to Noah, “I have decided to put an end to every creature, for the earth is filled with wickedness[a] because of them; therefore I am going to destroy them along with the earth.

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  1. Genesis 6:13 Or injustice

Therefore, pride is their necklace,
and violence covers them like a garment.(A)

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This is what the Lord says: Administer justice and righteousness.(A) Rescue the victim of robbery from the hand of his oppressor.(B) Don’t exploit or brutalize the foreigner, the fatherless, or the widow. Don’t shed innocent blood in this place.

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Habakkuk’s First Prayer

How long,(A) Lord, must I call for help(B)
and You do not listen
or cry out to You about violence
and You do not save?
Why do You force me to look at injustice?(C)
Why do You tolerate[a] wrongdoing?
Oppression and violence are right in front of me.
Strife is ongoing, and conflict escalates.

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Footnotes

  1. Habakkuk 1:3 Lit observe

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