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 Habakkuk 1
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The Holy Bible, New International Version®
   Book of Habakkuk
   Chapter 1
1:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The oracle that Habakkuk the prophet received.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 1:1
GEB -> Study Notes on 1:1
GSB -> Study Notes on 1:1
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 1:1
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 1:1
SRN -> Study Notes on 1:1
TSK -> Entry for 1:1
WEN -> Notes on 1:1
NTB -> Fish; Habakkuk; Israel, Prophecies Concerning
TCR -> Habakkuk; Leaders; Prophets; Religious
TTT -> Prophets
ATS -> Fire; Habakkuk
BED -> Vision(s)
EBD -> Burden
HBD -> Habakkuk; Massa; Oracles; Poetry


1:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
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?
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 1:2
BCC -> Commentary on 1:2
GEB -> Study Notes on 1:2
GSB -> Study Notes on 1:2
JFB -> Commentary on 1:2
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 1:2
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 1:2
TSK -> Entry for 1:2
WEN -> Notes on 1:2
NTB -> God (continued); Minister, Christian; Prayer; Punishment; Zeal, Religious
TCR -> Afflictions; Apparent Injustice; Blessings-Afflictions; Injustice; Justice-Injustice; Partiality; Trial Prolonged; Trials
TTT -> Prayer, Private
ATS -> Fire; Habakkuk
BED -> Justice; Prayer; Spirituality
EBD -> Habakkuk, Prophecies of
HBD -> Habakkuk; Poetry; Suffering


1:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
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.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 1:3
BCC -> Commentary on 1:3
GEB -> Study Notes on 1:3
GSB -> Study Notes on 1:3
JFB -> Commentary on 1:3
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 1:3
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 1:3
TSK -> Entry for 1:3
WEN -> Notes on 1:3
NTB -> God (continued); Minister, Christian; Punishment; Strife; Wicked (People); Zeal, Religious
TCR -> Contentiousness; Dissention; Unity-Strife
TTT -> Strife
ATS -> Fire; Habakkuk
BED -> Justice; Prayer
EBD -> Habakkuk, Prophecies of
HBD -> Habakkuk; Poetry; Suffering


1:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never prevails. The wicked hem in the righteous, so that justice is perverted.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 1:4
BCC -> Commentary on 1:4
GEB -> Study Notes on 1:4
GSB -> Study Notes on 1:4
JFB -> Commentary on 1:4
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 1:4
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 1:4
TSK -> Entry for 1:4
WEN -> Notes on 1:4
NTB -> God (continued); Justice; Punishment; Rulers; Wicked (People); Zeal, Religious
TTT -> Injustice; Strife
ATS -> Habakkuk
BED -> Justice; Prayer
EBD -> Habakkuk, Prophecies of
HBD -> Habakkuk; Poetry; Suffering


1:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"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.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 1:5
BCC -> Commentary on 1:5
GEB -> Study Notes on 1:5
GSB -> Study Notes on 1:5
JFB -> Commentary on 1:5
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 1:5
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 1:5
SRN -> Study Notes on 1:5
TSK -> Entry for 1:5
WEN -> Notes on 1:5
NTB -> Babylon; Prophecy; Quotations And Allusions
TTT -> Heathen, The
ATS -> Habakkuk
BED -> Habakkuk, Theology of
EBD -> Habakkuk, Prophecies of
HBD -> Habakkuk; Poetry


1:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
I am raising up the Babylonians, F1 that ruthless and impetuous people, who sweep across the whole earth to seize dwelling places not their own.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 1:6
BCC -> Commentary on 1:6
GEB -> Study Notes on 1:6
GSB -> Study Notes on 1:6
JFB -> Commentary on 1:6
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 1:6
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 1:6
TSK -> Entry for 1:6
WEN -> Notes on 1:6
NTB -> Babylon; Chaldea; Israel, Prophecies Concerning; Prophecy
TTT -> Armies; Babylon; Heathen, The
ATS -> Chaldeans; Habakkuk
EBD -> Bitter; Habakkuk, Prophecies of
HBD -> Habakkuk; Poetry
SBD -> Tyre


1:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They are a feared and dreaded people; they are a law to themselves and promote their own honor.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 1:7
BCC -> Commentary on 1:7
GEB -> Study Notes on 1:7
GSB -> Study Notes on 1:7
JFB -> Commentary on 1:7
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 1:7
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 1:7
TSK -> Entry for 1:7
WEN -> Notes on 1:7
NTB -> Babylon; Israel, Prophecies Concerning; Prophecy
TTT -> Babylon; Heathen, The
ATS -> Chaldeans; Habakkuk
BED -> Justice
EBD -> Habakkuk, Prophecies of
HBD -> Habakkuk; Poetry


1:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Their horses are swifter than leopards, fiercer than wolves at dusk. Their cavalry gallops headlong; their horsemen come from afar. They fly like a vulture swooping to devour;
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 1:8
BCC -> Commentary on 1:8
GEB -> Study Notes on 1:8
GSB -> Study Notes on 1:8
JFB -> Commentary on 1:8
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 1:8
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 1:8
TSK -> Entry for 1:8
WEN -> Notes on 1:8
NTB -> Babylon; Israel, Prophecies Concerning; Leopard; Prophecy
TCR -> Animals; Leopards
TTT -> Armies; Babylon; Heathen, The; Horse, The; Leopard; Wolf, The
ATS -> Chaldeans; Habakkuk; Leopard; Wolf
BED -> Habakkuk, Theology of
EBD -> Habakkuk, Prophecies of; Leopard; Wolf
HBD -> Animals; Habakkuk; Poetry
SBD -> Leopard; Wolf
SPG -> Devotional using 1:8


1:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
they all come bent on violence. Their hordes F2 advance like a desert wind and gather prisoners like sand.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 1:9
BCC -> Commentary on 1:9
GEB -> Study Notes on 1:9
GSB -> Study Notes on 1:9
JFB -> Commentary on 1:9
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 1:9
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 1:9
TSK -> Entry for 1:9
WEN -> Notes on 1:9
NTB -> Babylon; Israel, Prophecies Concerning; Prophecy
TTT -> Babylon; Heathen, The
ATS -> Chaldeans; Habakkuk
EBD -> Habakkuk, Prophecies of
HBD -> Habakkuk; Poetry


1:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They deride kings and scoff at rulers. They laugh at all fortified cities; they build earthen ramps and capture them.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 1:10
BCC -> Commentary on 1:10
GEB -> Study Notes on 1:10
GSB -> Study Notes on 1:10
JFB -> Commentary on 1:10
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 1:10
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 1:10
TSK -> Entry for 1:10
WEN -> Notes on 1:10
NTB -> Babylon; Israel, Prophecies Concerning; Prophecy
ATS -> Chaldeans; Habakkuk
BED -> Habakkuk, Theology of
EBD -> Habakkuk, Prophecies of
HBD -> Habakkuk; Hold; Poetry; Scoffer


1:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then they sweep past like the wind and go on - guilty men, whose own strength is their god."
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 1:11
BCC -> Commentary on 1:11
GEB -> Study Notes on 1:11
GSB -> Study Notes on 1:11
JFB -> Commentary on 1:11
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 1:11
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 1:11
TSK -> Entry for 1:11
WEN -> Notes on 1:11
NTB -> Babylon; God (continued); Israel, Prophecies Concerning; Prophecy
ATS -> Chaldeans; Habakkuk
BED -> Religion
EBD -> Habakkuk, Prophecies of
HBD -> Habakkuk; Poetry


1:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
O LORD, are you not from everlasting? My God, my Holy One, we will not die. O LORD, you have appointed them to execute judgment; O Rock, you have ordained them to punish.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 1:12
BCC -> Commentary on 1:12
GEB -> Study Notes on 1:12
GSB -> Study Notes on 1:12
JFB -> Commentary on 1:12
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 1:12
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 1:12
TSK -> Entry for 1:12
WEN -> Notes on 1:12
NTB -> Afflictions And Adversities; Faith; God; God (continued)
ATS -> Habakkuk
BED -> Habakkuk, Theology of
EBD -> Habakkuk, Prophecies of; Rock
HBD -> Habakkuk; Poetry


1:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrong. Why then do you tolerate the treacherous? Why are you silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than themselves?
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 1:13
BCC -> Commentary on 1:13
GEB -> Study Notes on 1:13
GSB -> Study Notes on 1:13
JFB -> Commentary on 1:13
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 1:13
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 1:13
TSK -> Entry for 1:13
WEN -> Notes on 1:13
NTB -> Afflictions And Adversities; Anthropomorphisms; Eye; God (continued); Happiness; Persecution; Sin; Wicked (People)
TCR -> God's; God; Holiness
TTT -> Happiness of the Wicked, The
ATS -> Habakkuk
EBD -> Habakkuk, Prophecies of
HBD -> Habakkuk; Poetry; Purity-Purification


1:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
You have made men like fish in the sea, like sea creatures that have no ruler.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 1:14
BCC -> Commentary on 1:14
GEB -> Study Notes on 1:14
GSB -> Study Notes on 1:14
JFB -> Commentary on 1:14
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 1:14
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 1:14
TSK -> Entry for 1:14
WEN -> Notes on 1:14
NTB -> God (continued); Wicked (People)
TTT -> Fishes
ATS -> Habakkuk
EBD -> Habakkuk, Prophecies of
HBD -> Creeping Things; Dragnet; Fish, Fishing; Habakkuk; Poetry


1:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The wicked foe pulls all of them up with hooks, he catches them in his net, he gathers them up in his dragnet; and so he rejoices and is glad.
 
Study Resource List
BCC -> Commentary on 1:15
GEB -> Study Notes on 1:15
GSB -> Study Notes on 1:15
JFB -> Commentary on 1:15
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 1:15
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 1:15
TSK -> Entry for 1:15
WEN -> Notes on 1:15
NTB -> Covetousness; Happiness; Wicked (People)
TTT -> Happiness of the Wicked, The
ATS -> Habakkuk; Nets
EBD -> Habakkuk, Prophecies of; Hook
HBD -> Dragnet; Habakkuk; Hook; Poetry
SBD -> Fish; Hook, Hooks


1:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Therefore he sacrifices to his net and burns incense to his dragnet, for by his net he lives in luxury and enjoys the choicest food.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 1:16
BCC -> Commentary on 1:16
GEB -> Study Notes on 1:16
GSB -> Study Notes on 1:16
JFB -> Commentary on 1:16
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 1:16
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 1:16
TSK -> Entry for 1:16
WEN -> Notes on 1:16
NTB -> Covetousness; Happiness; Idolatry; Wicked (People)
TTT -> Happiness of the Wicked, The
ATS -> Habakkuk
EBD -> Habakkuk, Prophecies of
HBD -> Dragnet; Habakkuk; Poetry


1:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Is he to keep on emptying his net, destroying nations without mercy?
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 1:17
BCC -> Commentary on 1:17
GEB -> Study Notes on 1:17
GSB -> Study Notes on 1:17
JFB -> Commentary on 1:17
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 1:17
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 1:17
TSK -> Entry for 1:17
WEN -> Notes on 1:17
NTB -> Wicked (People)
ATS -> Habakkuk
EBD -> Habakkuk, Prophecies of
HBD -> Dragnet; Habakkuk; Poetry


FOOTNOTES:
F1 Or Chaldeans
F2 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.

 
 

Abbreviations Legend:

ACC - Adam Clark Commentary; BCC - Burton Coffman; GEB - Gill's Exposition; GSB - Geneva Study Bible; JFB - Jamieson, Fausset, Brown; MHC-COM - Matthew Henry Complete; MHC-CON - Matthew Henry Concise; SRN - Scofield Reference Notes; TSK - Treasury of Scripture Knowledge; WEN - Wesley's Explanatory Notes; NTB - Nave's Topical Bible; TCR - Thompson Chain Reference; TSK - Treasury of Scripture Knowledge; TTT - Torrey's Topical Textbook; ATS - ATS Bible Dictionary; BED - Baker's Evangelical Dictionary; EBD - Easton's Bible Dictionary; HBD - Holman Bible Dictionary; SBD - Smith's Bible Dictionary; SPG - Spurgeon's Morning & Evening;

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