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Habakkuk Waits for God’s Answer

“I will stand at my guard post
and station myself on a tower.
I will wait and see what the Lord[a] will say about me
    and what I[b] will answer when he reprimands me.[c]

God’s Reply to the Prophet’s Complaint

When he answered, the Lord told me:

“Write out the revelation,
    engraving it clearly on the tablets,
        so that a courier may run with it.[d]
For the revelation pertains to an appointed time—
    it speaks truthfully[e] about the end.
Though it delays, wait for it,
    because it will surely come about—
        it will not be late!

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  1. Habakkuk 2:1 The Heb. lacks the Lord
  2. Habakkuk 2:1 Syr he
  3. Habakkuk 2:1 Lit. answer at my reprimand
  4. Habakkuk 2:2 Or that whoever reads it may run
  5. Habakkuk 2:3 Lit. speaks without deception

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