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Habakkuk 2:9 NLT

9 “What sorrow awaits you who build big houses with money gained dishonestly! You believe your wealth will buy security, putting your family’s nest beyond the reach of danger.

Study tools for Habakkuk 2:9

  • a 2:1 - As in Syriac version; Hebrew reads I.
  • b 2:4 - Greek version reads If the vision is delayed, wait patiently, / for it will surely come and not delay. / I will take no pleasure in anyone who turns away. / But the righteous person will live by my faith. Compare Rom 1:17 ; Gal 3:11 ; Heb 10:37-38 .
  • c 2:5 - As in Dead Sea Scroll 1QpHab; other Hebrew manuscripts read Wine.
  • d 2:5 - Hebrew as Sheol.
  • e 2:16 - Dead Sea Scrolls and Greek and Syriac versions read and stagger!