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Habakkuk 1:12-2:1 World English Bible (WEB)

12 Aren’t you from everlasting, Yahweh my God,[a] my Holy One? We will not die. Yahweh, you have appointed him for judgment. You, Rock, have established him to punish. 13 You who have purer eyes than to see evil, and who cannot look on perversity, why do you tolerate those who deal treacherously, and keep silent when the wicked swallows up the man who is more righteous than he, 14 and make men like the fish of the sea, like the creeping things, that have no ruler over them? 15 He takes up all of them with the hook. He catches them in his net, and gathers them in his dragnet. Therefore he rejoices and is glad. 16 Therefore he sacrifices to his net, and burns incense to his dragnet, because by them his life is luxurious, and his food is good. 17 Will he therefore continually empty his net, and kill the nations without mercy?

I will stand at my watch, and set myself on the ramparts, and will look out to see what he will say to me, and what I will answer concerning my complaint.

Footnotes:

  1. Habakkuk 1:12 The Hebrew word rendered “God” is “אֱלֹהִ֑ים” (Elohim).
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Habakkuk 1:12-2:1 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

12 Are You not from everlasting,
O Lord, my God, my Holy One?
We will not die.
You, O Lord, have appointed them to judge;
And You, O Rock, have established them to correct.
13 Your eyes are too pure to [a]approve evil,
And You can not look on wickedness with favor.
Why do You look with favor
On those who deal treacherously?
Why are You silent when the wicked swallow up
Those more righteous than they?
14 Why have You made men like the fish of the sea,
Like creeping things without a ruler over them?
15 The Chaldeans bring all of them up with a hook,
Drag them away with their net,
And gather them together in their fishing net.
Therefore they rejoice and are glad.
16 Therefore they offer a sacrifice to their net
And [b]burn incense to their fishing net;
Because through these things their [c]catch is [d]large,
And their food is [e]plentiful.
17 Will they therefore empty their net
And continually slay nations without sparing?

God Answers the Prophet

I will stand on my guard post
And station myself on the rampart;
And I will keep watch to see what He will speak to me,
And how I may reply [f]when I am reproved.

Footnotes:

  1. Habakkuk 1:13 Lit look at
  2. Habakkuk 1:16 Or sacrifice
  3. Habakkuk 1:16 Lit portion
  4. Habakkuk 1:16 Lit fat; or plentiful
  5. Habakkuk 1:16 Lit the fat portion
  6. Habakkuk 2:1 Lit upon my reproof
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