The a1oraclewhichHabakkuk the prophetsaw.
22Howlong, O LORD, will I call for help, And You will not hear ? I cry out to You, "Violence !" Yet You do 3not save.
3Why do You make me 4seeiniquity, And cause me to look on wickedness ? Yes, 5destruction and violence are before me; 6Strifeexists and contentionarises.
4Therefore the 7law is bignored And justicecis neverupheld. For the wicked8surround the righteous ; Thereforejusticecomes out 9perverted.
"10Look among the nations ! Observe ! Be astonished ! 11Wonder ! Because I am doing12something in your days - You would not believeifdyou were told.
"For behold, I am 13raising up the Chaldeans, That efierce and impetuouspeople Who marchfthroughout the earth To g14seizedwellingplaces which are not theirs.