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Why do you cause me to see evil
    while you look at trouble?
Destruction and violence happen before me;
    contention and strife arise.
Therefore the law is paralyzed,
    and justice does not go forth perpetually.[a]
For the wicked surround the righteous;
    therefore justice goes forth perverted.

God’s Answer to Habakkuk

“Look among the nations and see;
    be astonished and astounded.
For a work is about to be done in your days
    that you will not believe if it is told.

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Footnotes

  1. Habakkuk 1:4 Or “forever”

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