Habakkuk 1:2-4 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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2 O Lord, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not listen? Or cry to you "Violence!" and you will not save? 2 How long, O LORD, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, "Violence!" but you do not save?
3 Why do you make me see wrongdoing and look at trouble? Destruction and violence are before me; strife and contention arise. 3 Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrong? Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and conflict abounds.
4 So the law becomes slack and justice never prevails. The wicked surround the righteous— therefore judgment comes forth perverted. 4 Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never prevails. The wicked hem in the righteous, so that justice is perverted.