Habakkuk 1:6-10 NIV

6 I am raising up the Babylonians,a1 that ruthless and impetuous people, who sweep across the whole earth2 to seize dwelling places not their own.3

References for Habakkuk 1:6

    • a 1:6 - Or "Chaldeans"
      7 They are a feared and dreaded people;4 they are a law to themselves and promote their own honor.

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      8 Their horses are swifter5 than leopards, fiercer than wolves6 at dusk. Their cavalry gallops headlong; their horsemen come from afar. They fly like a vulture swooping to devour;

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      9 they all come bent on violence. Their hordesb advance like a desert wind and gather prisoners7 like sand.

      References for Habakkuk 1:9

        • b 1:9 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
          10 They deride kings and scoff at rulers.8 They laugh at all fortified cities; they build earthen ramps9 and capture them.

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