Habakkuk 1:1-6 NIV

1 The prophecy that Habakkuk the prophet received.

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Habakkuk’s Complaint

2 How long, LORD, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, “Violence!” but you do not save?

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3 Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrongdoing? Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and conflict abounds.

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      4 Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never prevails. The wicked hem in the righteous, so that justice is perverted.

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      The LORD’s Answer

      5 “Look at the nations and watch— and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.

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      6 I am raising up the Babylonians,athat ruthless and impetuous people, who sweep across the whole earth to seize dwellings not their own.

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        • a 1:6 - Or "Chaldeans"