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The prophecy that Habakkuk the prophet received.
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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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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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Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never prevails. The wicked hem in the righteous, so that justice is perverted.
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“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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I am raising up the Babylonians,that ruthless and impetuous people, who sweep across the whole earth to seize dwellings not their own.
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They are a feared and dreaded people; they are a law to themselves and promote their own honor.
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Their horses are swifter than leopards, fiercer than wolves at dusk. Their cavalry gallops headlong; their horsemen come from afar. They fly like an eagle swooping to devour;
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they all come intent on violence. Their hordes advance like a desert wind and gather prisoners like sand.
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