Habakkuk 1:1-6 DBY

1 The burden which Habakkuk the prophet did see.
2 Jehovah, how long shall I cry and thou wilt not hear? I cry out unto thee, Violence! and thou dost not save.
3 Why dost thou cause me to see iniquity, and lookest thou upon grievance? For spoiling and violence are before me; and there is strife, and contention riseth up.
4 Therefore the law is powerless, and justice a doth never go forth; for the wicked encompasseth the righteous; therefore judgment goeth forth perverted.

References for Habakkuk 1:4

    • a 1:4 - Or 'judgment.'
      5 See ye among the nations, and behold, and wonder marvellously; for [I] work a work b in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be declared [to you].

      References for Habakkuk 1:5

        • b 1:5 - A thing done, as Isa. 5.12.
          6 For behold, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and impetuous nation, which marcheth through the breadth of the earth, to possess dwelling-places that are not theirs.