Habakkuk 1:1-6 NAS

Chaldeans Used to Punish Judah

1 The a1oracle which Habakkuk the prophet saw.

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2 2How long, O LORD, will I call for help, And You will not hear? I cry out to You, "Violence!" Yet You do 3not save.

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3 Why do You make me 4see iniquity, And cause me to look on wickedness? Yes, 5destruction and violence are before me; 6Strife exists and contention arises.

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4 Therefore * the 7law is bignored And justice cis never * upheld. For the wicked 8surround the righteous; Therefore * justice comes out 9perverted.

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    • b 1:4 - Or "ineffective;" lit "numbed"
    • c 1:4 - Lit "never goes forth"
      5 "10Look among the nations! Observe! Be astonished! 11Wonder! Because I am doing 12something in your days - You would not believe if dyou were told.

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      6 "For behold, I am 13raising up the Chaldeans, That efierce and impetuous people Who march fthroughout the earth To g14seize dwelling places which are not theirs.

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        • e 1:6 - Lit "bitter"
        • f 1:6 - Lit "the breadth of"
        • g 1:6 - Lit "take possession of"