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Habakkuk 2:2-4 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

God’s Response

Then the Lord answered me and said:
    Write down the vision;[a]
Make it plain upon tablets,
    so that the one who reads it may run.
For the vision is a witness for the appointed time,
    a testimony to the end; it will not disappoint.
If it delays, wait for it,
    it will surely come, it will not be late.
See, the rash have no integrity;
    but the just one who is righteous because of faith shall live.[b]


  1. 2:2 Write down the vision: the vision is written down for two reasons: so that a herald may carry and proclaim its contents to the people, and so that the reception of the vision and its truth can be verified by its fulfillment (v. 3).
  2. 2:4 The just one who is righteous because of faith shall live: the faithful survive the impending doom because they trust in God’s justice and wait patiently for God to carry it out. Several New Testament passages cite these words (Rom 1:17; Gal 3:11; cf. Hb 10:38) to confirm the teaching that people receive justification and supernatural life through faith in Christ.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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