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Habakkuk 2:1-4 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

God Answers the Prophet

I will stand on my guard post
And station myself on the rampart;
And I will keep watch to see what He will speak to me,
And how I may reply [a]when I am reproved.
Then the Lord answered me and said,
Record the vision
And inscribe it on tablets,
That [b]the one who [c]reads it may run.
“For the vision is yet for the appointed time;
It [d]hastens toward the goal and it will not [e]fail.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
For it will certainly come, it will not delay.

“Behold, as for the proud one,
His soul is not right within him;
But the righteous will live by his [f]faith.

Footnotes:

  1. Habakkuk 2:1 Lit upon my reproof
  2. Habakkuk 2:2 Or one may read it fluently
  3. Habakkuk 2:2 Or is to proclaim it
  4. Habakkuk 2:3 Lit pants
  5. Habakkuk 2:3 Or lie
  6. Habakkuk 2:4 Or faithfulness
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Habakkuk 2:1-4 New International Version (NIV)

I will stand at my watch
    and station myself on the ramparts;
I will look to see what he will say to me,
    and what answer I am to give to this complaint.[a]

The Lord’s Answer

Then the Lord replied:

“Write down the revelation
    and make it plain on tablets
    so that a herald[b] may run with it.
For the revelation awaits an appointed time;
    it speaks of the end
    and will not prove false.
Though it linger, wait for it;
    it[c] will certainly come
    and will not delay.

“See, the enemy is puffed up;
    his desires are not upright—
    but the righteous person will live by his faithfulness[d]

Footnotes:

  1. Habakkuk 2:1 Or and what to answer when I am rebuked
  2. Habakkuk 2:2 Or so that whoever reads it
  3. Habakkuk 2:3 Or Though he linger, wait for him; / he
  4. Habakkuk 2:4 Or faith
New International Version (NIV)

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