Habakkuk 2:1-7 NLT

1 I will climb up to my watchtower and stand at my guardpost. There I will wait to see what the says and how hea will answer my complaint.

References for Habakkuk 2:1

    • 2:1 - As in Syriac version; Hebrew reads I.
      2 Then the said to me, “Write my answer plainly on tablets, so that a runner can carry the correct message to others.
      3 This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed.
      4 “Look at the proud! They trust in themselves, and their lives are crooked. But the righteous will live by their faithfulness to God.b

      References for Habakkuk 2:4

        • 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 .
          5 Wealthc is treacherous, and the arrogant are never at rest. They open their mouths as wide as the grave,d and like death, they are never satisfied. In their greed they have gathered up many nations and swallowed many peoples.

          References for Habakkuk 2:5

            • 2:5 - As in Dead Sea Scroll 1QpHab; other Hebrew manuscripts read Wine.
            • 2:5 - Hebrew as Sheol.
              6 “But soon their captives will taunt them. They will mock them, saying, ‘What sorrow awaits you thieves! Now you will get what you deserve! You’ve become rich by extortion, but how much longer can this go on?’
              7 Suddenly, your debtors will take action. They will turn on you and take all you have, while you stand trembling and helpless.