12 Are You not from (A)everlasting,
O Lord, my God, my Holy One?
We will not die.
You, O Lord, have (B)appointed them to judge;
And You, O (C)Rock, have established them to correct.
13 Your eyes are too (D)pure to [a]approve evil,
And You can not look on wickedness with favor.
Why do You (E)look with favor
On those who deal (F)treacherously?
Why are You (G)silent when the wicked (H)swallow up
Those more righteous than they?
14 Why have You made men like the fish of the sea,
Like creeping things without a ruler over them?
15 The Chaldeans (I)bring all of them up with a hook,
(J)Drag them away with their net,
And gather them together in their fishing net.
Therefore they rejoice and are glad.
16 Therefore they offer a sacrifice to their net
And [b]burn incense to their fishing net;
Because through (K)these things their [c]catch is [d]large,
And their food is [e]plentiful.
17 Will they therefore empty their (L)net
And continually (M)slay nations without sparing?

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  1. Habakkuk 1:13 Lit look at
  2. Habakkuk 1:16 Or sacrifice
  3. Habakkuk 1:16 Lit portion
  4. Habakkuk 1:16 Lit fat; or plentiful
  5. Habakkuk 1:16 Lit the fat portion

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