Habakkuk 1:5-11

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The LORD’s Answer 5“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.

6I am raising up the Babylonians, Or Chaldeans that ruthless and impetuous people, who sweep across the whole earth to seize dwellings not their own.

7They are a feared and dreaded people; they are a law to themselves and promote their own honor.

8Their horses are swifter than leopards, fiercer than wolves at dusk. Their cavalry gallops headlong; their horsemen come from afar. They fly like an eagle swooping to devour;

9they all come intent on violence. Their hordes The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain. advance like a desert wind and gather prisoners like sand.

10They mock kings and scoff at rulers. They laugh at all fortified cities; by building earthen ramps they capture them.

11Then they sweep past like the wind and go on— guilty people, whose own strength is their god.”