“Will all of these not (A)take up a song of ridicule against him,
Even a saying and insinuations against him
And say, ‘(B)Woe to him who increases what is not his—
For how long—
And makes himself [a]rich with debts!’
Will [b]your creditors not (C)rise up suddenly,
And those who [c]collect from you awaken?
Indeed, you will become plunder for them.
Since you have (D)looted many nations,
All the rest of the peoples will loot you—
Because of human bloodshed and violence [d]done to the land,
To the town and all its inhabitants.

“Woe to him who makes (E)evil profit for his household,
To (F)put his nest on high,
To be saved from the hand of catastrophe!
10 You have planned a (G)shameful thing for your house
By bringing many peoples to an end;
So you are (H)sinning against yourself.
11 For the (I)stone will cry out from the wall,
And the rafter will answer it from the [e]framework.

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  1. Habakkuk 2:6 Lit heavy
  2. Habakkuk 2:7 Lit those who bite you
  3. Habakkuk 2:7 Lit violently shake you
  4. Habakkuk 2:8 Lit of the land
  5. Habakkuk 2:11 Lit wood

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