Habakkuk 1:6

6 I am raising up the Babylonians,[a]that ruthless and impetuous people, who sweep across the whole earth to seize dwellings not their own.

Habakkuk 1:6 in Other Translations

KJV
6 For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwellingplaces that are not theirs.
ESV
6 For behold, I am raising up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, who march through the breadth of the earth, to seize dwellings not their own.
NLT
6 I am raising up the Babylonians, a cruel and violent people. They will march across the world and conquer other lands.
MSG
6 I'm about to raise up Babylonians to punish you, Babylonians, fierce and ferocious - World-conquering Babylon, grabbing up nations right and left,
CSB
6 Look! I am raising up the Chaldeans, that bitter, impetuous nation that marches across the earth's open spaces to seize territories not its own.

Habakkuk 1:6 In-Context

4 Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never prevails. The wicked hem in the righteous, so that justice is perverted.
5 “Look at the nations and watch— and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.
6 I am raising up the Babylonians,that ruthless and impetuous people, who sweep across the whole earth to seize dwellings not their own.
7 They are a feared and dreaded people; they are a law to themselves and promote their own honor.
8 Their horses are swifter than leopards, fiercer than wolves at dusk. Their cavalry gallops headlong; their horsemen come from afar. They fly like an eagle swooping to devour;

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Deuteronomy 28:49; S 2 Kings 24:2
  • 2. Revelation 20:9
  • 3. S Jeremiah 13:20; S Jeremiah 21:7

Footnotes 1

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