Habakkuk 2:9-19 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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9 "How terrible it will be for you who get rich by unjust means! You believe your wealth will buy security, putting your families beyond the reach of danger. 9 "Woe to him who builds his realm by unjust gain to set his nest on high, to escape the clutches of ruin!
10 But by the murders you committed, you have shamed your name and forfeited your lives. 10 You have plotted the ruin of many peoples, shaming your own house and forfeiting your life.
11 The very stones in the walls of your houses cry out against you, and the beams in the ceilings echo the complaint. 11 The stones of the wall will cry out, and the beams of the woodwork will echo it.
12 "How terrible it will be for you who build cities with money gained by murder and corruption! 12 "Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshed and establishes a town by crime!
13 Has not the LORD Almighty promised that the wealth of nations will turn to ashes? They work so hard, but all in vain! 13 Has not the LORD Almighty determined that the people's labor is only fuel for the fire, that the nations exhaust themselves for nothing?
14 For the time will come when all the earth will be filled, as the waters fill the sea, with an awareness of the glory of the LORD. 14 For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.
15 "How terrible it will be for you who make your neighbors drunk! You force your cup on them so that you can gloat over their nakedness and shame. 15 "Woe to him who gives drink to his neighbors, pouring it from the wineskin till they are drunk, so that he can gaze on their naked bodies.
16 But soon it will be your turn! Come, drink and be exposed! Drink from the cup of the LORD's judgment, and all your glory will be turned to shame. 16 You will be filled with shame instead of glory. Now it is your turn! Drink and be exposed ! The cup from the LORD's right hand is coming around to you, and disgrace will cover your glory.
17 You cut down the forests of Lebanon. Now you will be cut down! You terrified the wild animals you caught in your traps. Now terror will strike you because of your murder and violence in cities everywhere! 17 The violence you have done to Lebanon will overwhelm you, and your destruction of animals will terrify you. For you have shed man's blood; you have destroyed lands and cities and everyone in them.
18 "What have you gained by worshiping all your man-made idols? How foolish to trust in something made by your own hands! What fools you are to believe such lies! 18 "Of what value is an idol, since a man has carved it? Or an image that teaches lies? For he who makes it trusts in his own creation; he makes idols that cannot speak.
19 How terrible it will be for you who beg lifeless wooden idols to save you. You ask speechless stone images to tell you what to do. Can an idol speak for God? They may be overlaid with gold and silver, but they are lifeless inside. 19 Woe to him who says to wood, 'Come to life!' Or to lifeless stone, 'Wake up!' Can it give guidance? It is covered with gold and silver; there is no breath in it.