Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO HABAKKUK 2\\

This chapter contains an answer from the Lord to the expostulations,
pleadings, and reasonings of the prophet, in the name of the people. The
preparation of the prophet to receive this answer is described, \\#Hab 2:1\\
then follows the answer itself, in which he is bid to write and make
plain the vision he had, that it might be easily read, \\#Hab 2:2\\ and a
promise is made, that vision should still be continued to the appointed
time, at which time the Messiah would come; and this the righteous man,
in opposition to the vain and proud man, is encouraged to live in the
faith of, \\#Hab 2:3,4\\ and then the destruction of the enemies of the
people of God is threatened for their pride, ambition, covetousness,
oppression, and murder, \\#Hab 2:5-12\\ which would be unavoidable,
\\#Hab 2:13\\ and issue in the spread of the knowledge of the glory of God
in the world, \\#Hab 2:14\\ and also the ruin of other enemies is
threatened, for drawing men into apostasy, and for their violence and
idolatry, \\#Hab 2:15-19\\ upon which would follow an universal silence in
the earth, \\#Hab 2:20\\.