Therefore the (A)law is [a]ignored
And justice [b]is never upheld.
For the wicked (B)surround the righteous;
Therefore justice comes out (C)perverted.

(D)Look among the nations! Observe!
Be astonished! (E)Wonder!
Because I am doing (F)something in your days—
You would not believe if [c]you were told.
“For behold, I am (G)raising up the Chaldeans,
That [d]fierce and impetuous people
Who march [e]throughout the earth
To [f](H)seize dwelling places which are not theirs.

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  1. Habakkuk 1:4 Or ineffective; lit numbed
  2. Habakkuk 1:4 Lit never goes forth
  3. Habakkuk 1:5 Lit it
  4. Habakkuk 1:6 Lit bitter
  5. Habakkuk 1:6 Lit the breadth of
  6. Habakkuk 1:6 Lit take possession of

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