Habakkuk 1:5-11 CSB

God's First Answer

5 Look at the nationsa and observe- be utterly astounded! For something is taking place in your days that you will not believe when you hear about it.b

References for Habakkuk 1:5

    • b 1:5 - DSS, LXX, Syr read Look, you treacherous people; Ac 13:41
    • c 1:5 - Ac 13:41
      6 Look! I am raising up the Chaldeans,c that bitter, impetuous nation that marches across the earth's open spaces to seize territories not its own.

      References for Habakkuk 1:6

        • d 1:6 - the Babylonians
          7 They are fierce and terrifying; their views of justice and sovereignty stem from themselves.
          8 Their horses are swifter than leopards and more fierced than wolves of the night. Their horsemen charge ahead; their horsemen come from distant [lands]. They fly like an eagle, swooping to devour.

          References for Habakkuk 1:8

            • e 1:8 - Or and quicker
              9 All of them come to do violence; their faces are set in determination.e They gather prisoners like sand.

              References for Habakkuk 1:9

                • f 1:9 - Hb obscure
                  10 They mock kings, and rulers are a joke to them. They laugh at every fortress and build siege ramps to capture it.
                  11 Then they sweep by like the wind and pass through. They are guilty;f their strength is their god.

                  References for Habakkuk 1:11

                    • g 1:11 - Or wind, and transgress and incur guilt