1 This is a vision the prophet Habakkuk received from the Lord. Here is what Habakkuk said.
1 Habakkuk Asks the Lord a Question
3 Why do you make me watch while 3 people treat others so unfairly? 3 Why do you put up with the wrong things 3 they are doing? 3 I have to look at death. 3 People are harming others. 3 They are arguing and fighting all the time.
5 The Lord Gives His Answer
5 The Lord replies, 5 "Look at the nations. Watch them. 5 Be totally amazed at what you see. 5 I am going to do something in your days 5 that you would never believe. 5 You would not believe it 5 even if someone told you about it.
8 Their horses are faster than leopards. 8 They are meaner than wolves in the dark. 8 Their horsemen charge straight into battle. 8 They ride in from far away. 8 They come down like an eagle 8 diving for its food.
12 Habakkuk Asks the Lord Another Question
12 Lord, haven't you existed forever? 12 You are my holy God. 12 So we won't die, will we? 12 Lord, you have appointed the Babylonians 12 to punish your people. 12 My Rock, you have chosen them to judge us.
13 Your eyes are too pure to look at what is evil. 13 You can't put up with the wrong things people do. 13 So why do you put up 13 with those who can't be trusted? 13 The evil Babylonians swallow up 13 those who are more godly than themselves. 13 So why are you silent?
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