Habakkuk 1:1-6 CEB

1 The oracle that Habakkuk the prophet saw.

The prophet complains

2 LORD, how long will I call for help and you not listen? I cry out to you, "Violence!" but you don't deliver us.

References for Habakkuk 1:2

      3 Why do you show me injustice and look at anguish so that devastation and violence are before me? There is strife, and conflict abounds.
      4 The Instruction is ineffective. Justice does not endure because the wicked surround the righteous. Justice becomes warped.

      The LORD responds

      5 Look among the nations and watch! Be astonished and stare because something is happening in your days that you wouldn't believe even if told.

      References for Habakkuk 1:5

          6 I am about to rouse the Chaldeans, that bitter and impetuous nation, which travels throughout the earth to possess dwelling places it does not own.