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God’s Response: The Coming Chaldean Invasion

“Look out at the nations and pay attention!
    Be astounded! Be really astounded!
Because something is happening in your lifetime
    that you won’t believe, even if it were described down to the smallest detail.[a]
Watch out! For I am bringing in the Chaldeans,[b]
    that cruel and impetuous[c] people,
who sweep across the earth
    dispossessing people[d] from homes not their own.
They are terrible and fearsome;
    their brand of justice and sense of honor derive only from themselves!

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  1. Habakkuk 1:5 The Heb. lacks down to the smallest detail
  2. Habakkuk 1:6 I.e. Babylonian invaders
  3. Habakkuk 1:6 Or rash
  4. Habakkuk 1:6 The Heb. lacks people