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Passage Lookup: Habakkuk 1

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Habakkuk 1:1
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The prophecy(a) that Habakkuk the prophet received.
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Habakkuk 1:2
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How long,(b) Lord , must I call for help, but you do not listen?(c) Or cry out to you, "Violence!" but you do not save?(d)
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Habakkuk 1:3
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Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate(e) wrongdoing?(f) Destruction and violence(g) are before me; there is strife,(h) and conflict abounds.
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Habakkuk 1:4
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Therefore the law(i) is paralyzed, and justice never prevails. The wicked hem in the righteous, so that justice(j) is perverted.(k)
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Habakkuk 1:5
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"Look at the nations and watch— and be utterly amazed.(l) For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.(m)
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Habakkuk 1:6
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I am raising up the Babylonians,[a](n) that ruthless and impetuous people, who sweep across the whole earth(o) to seize dwellings not their own.(p)
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Habakkuk 1:7
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They are a feared and dreaded people;(q) they are a law to themselves and promote their own honor.
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Habakkuk 1:8
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Their horses are swifter(r) than leopards, fiercer than wolves(s) at dusk. Their cavalry gallops headlong; their horsemen come from afar. They fly like an eagle swooping to devour;
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Habakkuk 1:9
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they all come intent on violence. Their hordes[b] advance like a desert wind and gather prisoners(t) like sand.
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Habakkuk 1:10
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They mock kings and scoff at rulers.(u) They laugh at all fortified cities; by building earthen ramps(v) they capture them.
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Habakkuk 1:11
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Then they sweep past like the wind(w) and go on— guilty people, whose own strength is their god."(x)
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Habakkuk 1:12
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Lord , are you not from everlasting?(y) My God, my Holy One,(z) you[c] will never die.(aa) You, Lord , have appointed(ab) them to execute judgment; you, my Rock,(ac) have ordained them to punish.
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Habakkuk 1:13
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Your eyes are too pure(ad) to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrongdoing.(ae) Why then do you tolerate(af) the treacherous?(ag) Why are you silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than themselves?(ah)
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Habakkuk 1:14
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You have made people like the fish in the sea, like the sea creatures that have no ruler.
Habakkuk 1:15
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The wicked(ai) foe pulls all of them up with hooks,(aj) he catches them in his net,(ak) he gathers them up in his dragnet; and so he rejoices and is glad.
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Habakkuk 1:16
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Therefore he sacrifices to his net and burns incense(al) to his dragnet, for by his net he lives in luxury and enjoys the choicest food.
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Habakkuk 1:17
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Is he to keep on emptying his net, destroying nations without mercy?(am)
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