Habakkuk 2 - Zephaniah 2 English Standard Version (ESV)
2 I will take my stand at my watchpost
The Righteous Shall Live by His Faith
2 And the Lord answered me:
“Write the vision;
4 “Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him,
5 “Moreover, wine[b] is a traitor,
Woe to the Chaldeans
6 Shall not all these take up their taunt against him, with scoffing and riddles for him, and say,
“Woe to him who heaps up what is not his own—
9 “Woe to him who gets evil gain for his house,
12 “Woe to him who builds a town with blood
15 “Woe to him who makes his neighbors drink—
18 “What profit is an idol
3 A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet, according to Shigionoth.
2 O Lord, I have heard the report of you,
16 I hear, and my body trembles;
Habakkuk Rejoices in the Lord
17 Though the fig tree should not blossom,
To the choirmaster: with stringed[g] instruments.
1 The word of the Lord that came to Zephaniah the son of Cushi, son of Gedaliah, son of Amariah, son of Hezekiah, in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah.
The Coming Judgment on Judah
2 “I will utterly sweep away everything
The Day of the Lord Is Near
7 Be silent before the Lord God!
10 “On that day,” declares the Lord,
14 The great day of the Lord is near,
17 I will bring distress on mankind,
Judgment on Judah's Enemies
2 Gather together, yes, gather,
5 Woe to you inhabitants of the seacoast,
8 “I have heard the taunts of Moab
12 You also, O Cushites,
13 And he will stretch out his hand against the north
Revelation 18 English Standard Version (ESV)
The Fall of Babylon
18 After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was made bright with his glory. 2 And he called out with a mighty voice,
“Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great!
4 Then I heard another voice from heaven saying,
“Come out of her, my people,
9 And the kings of the earth, who committed sexual immorality and lived in luxury with her, will weep and wail over her when they see the smoke of her burning. 10 They will stand far off, in fear of her torment, and say,
“Alas! Alas! You great city,
11 And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn for her, since no one buys their cargo anymore, 12 cargo of gold, silver, jewels, pearls, fine linen, purple cloth, silk, scarlet cloth, all kinds of scented wood, all kinds of articles of ivory, all kinds of articles of costly wood, bronze, iron and marble, 13 cinnamon, spice, incense, myrrh, frankincense, wine, oil, fine flour, wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and slaves, that is, human souls.[b]
14 “The fruit for which your soul longed
15 The merchants of these wares, who gained wealth from her, will stand far off, in fear of her torment, weeping and mourning aloud,
16 “Alas, alas, for the great city
And all shipmasters and seafaring men, sailors and all whose trade is on the sea, stood far off 18 and cried out as they saw the smoke of her burning,
“What city was like the great city?”
19 And they threw dust on their heads as they wept and mourned, crying out,
“Alas, alas, for the great city
21 Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying,
“So will Babylon the great city be thrown down with violence,
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