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Habakkuk 1:1-4 Common English Bible (CEB)

The oracle that Habakkuk the prophet saw.

The prophet complains

Lord, how long will I call for help and you not listen?
        I cry out to you, “Violence!”
            but you don’t deliver us.
Why do you show me injustice and look at anguish
        so that devastation and violence are before me?
There is strife, and conflict abounds.
        The Instruction is ineffective.
            Justice does not endure
            because the wicked surround the righteous.
        Justice becomes warped.

Common English Bible (CEB)

Copyright © 2011 by Common English Bible

Habakkuk 2:1-4 Common English Bible (CEB)

I will take my post;
        I will position myself on the fortress.
        I will keep watch to see what the Lord says to me
        and how he[a] will respond to my complaint.

The Lord responds

Then the Lord answered me and said,

Write a vision, and make it plain upon a tablet
    so that a runner can read it.[b]
        There is still a vision for the appointed time;
            it testifies to the end;
                it does not deceive.[c]
    If it delays, wait for it;
        for it is surely coming; it will not be late.
Some people’s desires are truly audacious;[d]
            they don’t do the right thing.
        But the righteous person will live honestly.

Footnotes:

  1. Habakkuk 2:1 Syr he; MT I
  2. Habakkuk 2:2 Or a reader can run with it
  3. Habakkuk 2:3 Heb uncertain; antecedants to pronouns in 2:3-6 are uncertain.
  4. Habakkuk 2:4 Heb uncertain
Common English Bible (CEB)

Copyright © 2011 by Common English Bible

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