Amplified Bible, Classic Edition
3 Why do You show me iniquity and wrong, and Yourself look upon or cause me to see perverseness and trouble? For destruction and violence are before me; and there is strife, and contention arises.
4 Therefore the law is slackened and justice and a righteous sentence never go forth, for the [hostility of the] wicked surrounds the [uncompromisingly] righteous; therefore justice goes forth perverted.
5 Look around [you, Habakkuk, replied the Lord] among the nations and see! And be astonished! Astounded! For I am putting into effect a work in your days [such] that you would not believe it if it were told you.(A)Read full chapter
New International Version
3 Why do you make me look at injustice?
Why do you tolerate(A) wrongdoing?(B)
Destruction and violence(C) are before me;
there is strife,(D) and conflict abounds.
4 Therefore the law(E) is paralyzed,
and justice never prevails.
The wicked hem in the righteous,
so that justice(F) is perverted.(G)