The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleHabakkuk 1:2
O Lord, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear!
The prophet having long observed the sins and iniquities of the people
among whom he lived, and being greatly distressed in his mind on
account of them, had frequently and importunately cried unto the Lord
to put a stop to the abounding of them, that the people might be
brought to a sense of their sins, and reform from them; but nothing of
this kind appearing, he concludes his prayers were not heard, and
therefore expostulates with the Lord upon this head:
[even] cry unto thee [of] violence, and thou wilt not save!
of violence done to himself in the discharge of his office, or of one
man to another, of the rich to the poor; and yet, though he cried again
and again to the Lord, to check this growing evil, and deliver the
oppressed out of the hands of their oppressors, it was not done; which
was matter of grief and trouble to him.