Habakkuk 2:19 NIV

19 Woe to him who says to wood, ‘Come to life!’ Or to lifeless stone, ‘Wake up!’ Can it give guidance? It is covered with gold and silver; there is no breath in it.”

References for Habakkuk 2:19

Study tools for Habakkuk 2:19

  • a 2:1 - Or "and what to answer when I am rebuked"
  • b 2:2 - Or "so that whoever reads it"
  • c 2:3 - Or "Though he linger, wait for him;" / "he"
  • d 2:4 - Or "faith"
  • e 2:16 - Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scrolls, Aquila, Vulgate and Syriac (see also Septuagint) "and stagger"