The Righteous Shall Live by His Faith

And the Lord answered me:

(A)“Write the vision;
    make it plain on tablets,
    so he may run who reads it.
For still (B)the vision awaits its appointed time;
    it hastens to the end—it will not lie.
If it seems slow, (C)wait for it;
    (D)it will surely come; it will not delay.

“Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him,
    but (E)the righteous shall live by his faith.[a]

“Moreover, wine[b] is (F)a traitor,
    an arrogant man who is never at rest.[c]
His greed is as wide as Sheol;
    like death (G)he has never enough.
(H)He gathers for himself all nations
    and collects as his own all peoples.”

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Footnotes

  1. Habakkuk 2:4 Or faithfulness
  2. Habakkuk 2:5 Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scroll wealth
  3. Habakkuk 2:5 The meaning of the Hebrew of these two lines is uncertain

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