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Habakkuk 1:5-17
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The Lord's Answer

5“Look among the nations, and see;

wonder and be astounded.

For I am doing a work in your days

that you would not believe if told.

6For 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.

7They are dreaded and fearsome;

their justice and dignity go forth from themselves.

8Their horses are swifter than leopards,

more fierce than the evening wolves;

their horsemen press proudly on.

Their horsemen come from afar;

they fly like an eagle swift to devour.

9They all come for violence,

all their faces forward.

They gather captives like sand.

10At kings they scoff,

and at rulers they laugh.

They laugh at every fortress,

for they pile up earth and take it.

11Then they sweep by like the wind and go on,

guilty men, whose own might is their god!”

Habakkuk's Second Complaint

12Are you not from everlasting,

O Lord my God, my Holy One?

We shall not die.

O Lord, you have ordained them as a judgment,

and you, O Rock, have established them for reproof.

13You who are of purer eyes than to see evil

and cannot look at wrong,

why do you idly look at traitors

and remain silent when the wicked swallows up

the man more righteous than he?

14You make mankind like the fish of the sea,

like crawling things that have no ruler.

15He1 brings all of them up with a hook;

he drags them out with his net;

he gathers them in his dragnet;

so he rejoices and is glad.

16Therefore he sacrifices to his net

and makes offerings to his dragnet;

for by them he lives in luxury,2

and his food is rich.

17Is he then to keep on emptying his net

and mercilessly killing nations forever?


  • 1 1:15 That is, the wicked foe
  • 2 1:16 Hebrew his portion is fat
Displaying 1-5 of 5 sermons for this passage.

Singing in the Pain

Habakkuk 1-3 Sermon Includes Transcript 39:53 ID: 3424

“Look and Be Amazed!”

Habakkuk 1:5-2:1 Sermon Includes Transcript 37:12 ID: 2629

How Long and Why?

Habakkuk 1:1-4 Sermon Includes Transcript 25:26 ID: 2627

Faith That Is Tested — Part Two

Habakkuk 1:5-17, Habakkuk 2:1 Sermon 33:38 ID: 1008

Faith That Is Tested — Part One

Habakkuk 1:1-4 Sermon 48:39 ID: 1007

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A Study in Habakkuk

No Simple Answers Habakkuk 1:1-3:19 Series ID: 13501

Habakkuk 2:1
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1I will take my stand at my watchpost

and station myself on the tower,

and look out to see what he will say to me,

and what I will answer concerning my complaint.

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“Let All the Earth Be Silent”

Habakkuk 2:2-20 Sermon Includes Transcript 41:23 ID: 2634

Faith That Is Taught

Habakkuk 2:1-20 Sermon 41:17 ID: 1009

Faith That Is Tested — Part Two

Habakkuk 1:5-17, Habakkuk 2:1 Sermon 33:38 ID: 1008

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