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Habakkuk 2 - NIV


I will stand at my watch
and station myself on the ramparts;
I will look to see what he will say to me,
and what answer I am to give to this complaint.[a]

The Lord’s Answer

2 Then the Lord replied:

“Write down the revelation
and make it plain on tablets
so that a herald[b] may run with it.

3 For the revelation awaits an appointed time;
it speaks of the end
and will not prove false.
Though it linger, wait for it;
it[c] will certainly come
and will not delay.


“See, the enemy is puffed up;
his desires are not upright—
but the righteous person will live by his faithfulness[d]

5 indeed, wine betrays him;
he is arrogant and never at rest.
Because he is as greedy as the grave
and like death is never satisfied,
he gathers to himself all the nations
and takes captive all the peoples.

6 “Will not all of them taunt him with ridicule and scorn, saying,

“‘Woe to him who piles up stolen goods
and makes himself wealthy by extortion!
How long must this go on?’

7 Will not your creditors suddenly arise?
Will they not wake up and make you tremble?
Then you will become their prey.

8 Because you have plundered many nations,
the peoples who are left will plunder you.
For you have shed human blood;
you have destroyed lands and cities and everyone in them.


“Woe to him who builds his house by unjust gain,
setting his nest on high
to escape the clutches of ruin!

10 You have plotted the ruin of many peoples,
shaming your own house and forfeiting your life.

11 The stones of the wall will cry out,
and the beams of the woodwork will echo it.


“Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshed
and establishes a town by injustice!

13 Has not the Lord Almighty determined
that the people’s labor is only fuel for the fire,
that the nations exhaust themselves for nothing?

14 For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord
as the waters cover the sea.


“Woe to him who gives drink to his neighbors,
pouring it from the wineskin till they are drunk,
so that he can gaze on their naked bodies!

16 You will be filled with shame instead of glory.
Now it is your turn! Drink and let your nakedness be exposed[e] !
The cup from the Lord’s right hand is coming around to you,
and disgrace will cover your glory.

17 The violence you have done to Lebanon will overwhelm you,
and your destruction of animals will terrify you.
For you have shed human blood;
you have destroyed lands and cities and everyone in them.


“Of what value is an idol carved by a craftsman?
Or an image that teaches lies?
For the one who makes it trusts in his own creation;
he makes idols that cannot speak.

19 Woe to him who says to wood, ‘Come to life!’
Or to lifeless stone, ‘Wake up!’
Can it give guidance?
It is covered with gold and silver;
there is no breath in it.”


The Lord is in his holy temple;
let all the earth be silent before him.


a. Habakkuk 2:1 Or and what to answer when I am rebuked
b. Habakkuk 2:2 Or so that whoever reads it
c. Habakkuk 2:3 Or Though he linger, wait for him;he
d. Habakkuk 2:4 Or faith
e. Habakkuk 2:16 Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scrolls, Aquila, Vulgate and Syriac (see also Septuagint) and stagger

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Shared by: Jonathan Kruschel on Oct, 2016
Summary: The Prophet Habakkuk looked around and saw a world filled with violence, destruction, toleration of wickedness, injustice, strife and conflict. Where was God? Ever look at your world and wonder the same thing? Listen to the Lord's answer!
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Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Apr, 2016
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Shared by: Ken Ritz on Mar, 2016
Summary: Part 2 of series on Habakkuk. Why God makes us wait.
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Scripture: Habakkuk 2:1-4
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Shared by: Coz von on Feb, 2016
Summary: i believe you've never stayed on the endge of your seat after seing so many scripture in a sermon, yet - read it and you will enjoy it, the Bible unfolds right in front of your eyes -
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Scripture: Habakkuk 2:20
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Shared by: Darrell Stetler II on Oct, 2015
Summary: How do I talk to God? Does God hear me? How do I hear God?
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Scripture: Habakkuk 2:1
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Shared by: Mark Mitchell on Mar, 2015
Summary: We must have a clear vision from God in order to stand strong
Scripture: Habakkuk 2:1-20
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Views: 355
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Shared by: Archie Norman on Nov, 2014
Summary: prayer
Scripture: Habakkuk 2:20-3:1
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Views: 287
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Shared by: Jeremy Poling on Jun, 2014
Summary: Though you must at times wait it does not mean the answer is no.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Habakkuk 2:2-3
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 885
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Shared by: Onaefe Edebi on May, 2014
Summary: 'This Day' is a daily series on practical inspirational guide for living your best life with joy, peace and fulfilment.
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Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Nov, 2013
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Shared by: Graeme Saunders on Nov, 2013
Summary: a message about vision seeing what god sees.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Habakkuk 2:2-3
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Shared by: Scott Kircher on Sep, 2013
Summary: When we look around and see so much evil and apparent injustice, how does a person live by faith?
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Shared by: Spencer Miller on Jun, 2013
Summary: Your dreams are planted deeply within your heart, all of us whether we care to admit it or not have a dream, however, along this journey of life, while hoping and waiting for our dream’s fulfillment, we will face challenges and even discouragement.
Scripture: Habakkuk 2:1-4
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Shared by: Robbie Pruitt on Feb, 2013
Summary: God has exercised His wrath and judgment, and in His mercy, God has taken it in our stead; setting us free from our sin; setting us free from ourselves; and setting us free from hiding behind our own “defensive walls.”
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Scripture: Habakkuk 2:1
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Denomination: Independent/Bible
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Shared by: Steven Boersma on Oct, 2011
Summary: It seemed as if the Lord would not even lift a finger to save the righteous from the oppression of violent men. And so, Habakkuk wanted to know why God wouldn’t listen, why God wouldn’t help, and why God even tolerated all this.
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Scripture: Habakkuk 1:1-2:1
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 1,728
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Shared by: Steven Boersma on Oct, 2011
Summary: Habakkuk was burdened by the wickedness, violence, and destruction that were going on in the land of Judah. And God was going to use the evil and barbaric Babylonians to punish Judah. Although that seemed like a perversion of justice, God would deal wit
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Scripture: Habakkuk 2:2-20
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Views: 782
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Shared by: Sesan Banjo on Jul, 2011
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Scripture: Habakkuk 2:1-4
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Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Oct, 2010
Summary: God does not call us to take political power, but to witness to the Gospel of truth, goodness and beauty, and to keep together our worship, law and ethics.
Scripture: Habakkuk 1:2-2:4
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Shared by: Casey Lieneman on Oct, 2010
Summary: God, like loving parent, punishes because He loves.
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Shared by: Kelly Cabrera on Jul, 2010
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Scripture: Habakkuk 2:1-4
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Views: 9,233
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Shared by: Duane Smith on Jul, 2010
Summary: The purpose for this message is to show us the need to live by faith and encourage us to start today.
based on 1 rating
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Views: 756
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Shared by: Duane Smith on Jul, 2010
Summary: The purpose of this message is to help us gain a better understanding of how to wait on God - especially as it applies to prayer.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Habakkuk 2:1
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Views: 1,281
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Shared by: Duane Smith on Jul, 2010
Summary: The purpose of this message is to help us get an understanding that the sovereign God always speaks in such an appropriate manner to give guidance.
based on 28 ratings
Scripture: Habakkuk 2:2-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,826
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Shared by: Sterling Franklin on Jun, 2010
Summary: Habakkuk asks the main question, ’How Long, O LORD?’ through a very confusing time in Judah’s history. Deals with suffering, hope, and our LORD’s sovereignty
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Scripture: Habakkuk 1:1-2:1
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Shared by: Randy Bataanon on May, 2010
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Shared by: Shawn Drake on May, 2010
Summary: This is the 3rd sermon in the series "Conversations With God".
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Scripture: Habakkuk 2:4-20
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Shared by: Shawn Drake on May, 2010
Summary: This is the 4th sermon in the series "Conversations With God".
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Scripture: Habakkuk 2:20
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Shared by: Shawn Drake on Apr, 2010
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