Then the Lord answered me and said,
(A)Record the vision
And inscribe it on tablets,
That [a]the one who [b]reads it may run.
“For the vision is yet for the (B)appointed time;
It [c]hastens toward the goal and it will not [d]fail.
Though it tarries, (C)wait for it;
For it will certainly come, it (D)will not delay.

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

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Footnotes

  1. Habakkuk 2:2 Or one may read it fluently
  2. Habakkuk 2:2 Or is to proclaim it
  3. Habakkuk 2:3 Lit pants
  4. Habakkuk 2:3 Or lie
  5. Habakkuk 2:4 Or faithfulness

The Lord’s Answer

Then the Lord replied:

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

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

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Footnotes

  1. Habakkuk 2:2 Or so that whoever reads it
  2. Habakkuk 2:3 Or Though he linger, wait for him; / he
  3. Habakkuk 2:4 Or faith

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