Habakkuk 1:5-11 CEB

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.
      7 The Chaldean is dreadful and fearful. He makes his own justice and dignity.a

      References for Habakkuk 1:7

        • a 1:7 - Or <i>his justice and dignity come from him</i>
          8 His horses are faster than leopards; they are quicker than wolves of the evening. His horsemen charge forward; his horsemen come from far away. They fly in to devour, swiftly, like an eagle.b

          References for Habakkuk 1:8

            • b 1:8 - Or <i>vulture</i>
              9 They come for violence, the horde with all their faces set toward the desert.c He takes captives like sand.

              References for Habakkuk 1:9

                • c 1:9 - Heb uncertain
                  10 He makes fun of kings; rulers are ridiculous to him. He laughs at every fortress, then he piles up dirt and takes it.
                  11 He passes through like the wind and invades; but he will be held guilty, the one whose strength is his god.