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Habakkuk 1:5-7 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

God’s Response

[a]Look over the nations and see!
    Be utterly amazed!
For a work is being done in your days
    that you would not believe, were it told.
For now I am raising up the Chaldeans,
    that bitter and impulsive people,
Who march the breadth of the land
    to take dwellings not their own.
They are terrifying and dreadful;
    their right and their exalted position are of their own making.

Footnotes:

  1. 1:5–7 Habakkuk interprets the Babylonian defeat of Egypt at Carchemish (605 B.C.) as the answer to his complaint: the Lord will send the Chaldean empire against Judah as punishment for their sins.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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