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HABAKKUK. - The Parallel Bible. Old Testament (KJV) 
The Parallel Bible. The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments translated out of the Original Tongues: being the Authorised Version arranged in parallel columns with the Revised Version (Oxford University Press, 1885).
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1The burden which Habakkuk the prophet did see.
2 O Lord, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save!
3 Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention.
5 ¶ * Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you.
6 For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the † breadth of the land, to possess the dwellingplaces that are not theirs.
7 They are terrible and dreadful: ∥ their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves.
8 Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more † fierce than the * evening wolves; and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly as the eagle that hasteth to eat.
10 And they shall scoff at the kings, and the princes shall be a scorn unto them: they shall deride every strong hold; for they shall heap dust, and take it.
11 Then shall his mind change, and he shall pass over, and offend, imputing this his power unto his god.
13Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on ∥ iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?
14 And makest men as the fishes of the sea, as the ∥ creeping things, that have no ruler over them?
15 They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their ∥ drag: therefore they rejoice and are glad.
17 Shall they therefore empty their net, and not spare continually to slay the nations?
2 And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will * surely come, it will not tarry.
4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the * just shall live by his faith
5 ¶ ∥ Yea also, because he transgresseth by wine, he is a proud man, neither keepeth at home, who enlargeth his desire as hell, and is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him all nations, and heapeth unto him all people:
6 Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, ∥ Woe to him that increaseth that which is not his! how long? and to him that ladeth himself with thick clay!
7 Shall they not rise up suddenly that shall bite thee, and awake that shall vex thee, and thou shalt be for booties unto them?
8 Because thou hast spoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people shall spoil thee; because of men’s † blood, and for the violence of the land, of the city, and of all that dwell therein.
10 Thou hast consulted shame to thy house by cutting off many people, and hast sinned against thy soul.
13 Behold, is it not of the Lord of hosts that the people shall labour in the very fire, and the people shall weary themselves ∥ for very vanity?
15 ¶ Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken also, that thou mayest look on their nakedness!
16 Thou art filled ∥ with shame for glory: * drink thou also, and let thy foreskin be uncovered: the cup of the Lord’s right hand shall be turned unto thee, and shameful spewing shall be on thy glory.
17 For the violence of Lebanon shall cover thee, and the spoil of beasts, which made them afraid, because of men’s blood, and for the violence of the land, of the city, and of all that dwell therein.
19 Woe unto him that saith to the wood, Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise, it shall teach! Behold, it is laid over with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all in the midst of it.
1 A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet ∥ upon Shigionoth.
3 God came from ∥ Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise.
4 And his brightness was as the light; he had ∥ horns coming out of his hand: and there was the hiding of his power.
5 Before him went the pestilence, and ∥ burning coals went forth at his feet.
6 He stood, and measured the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow: his ways are everlasting
8 Was the Lord displeased against the rivers? was thine anger against the rivers? was thy wrath against the sea, that thou didst ride upon thine horses and∥ thy chariots of salvation?
9 Thy bow was made quite naked, according to the oaths of the tribes, even thy word. Selah. ∥ Thou didst cleave the earth with rivers.
10 The mountains saw thee, and they trembled: the overflowing of the water passed by: the deep uttered his voice, and lifted up his hands on high.
12 Thou didst march through the land in indignation, thou didst thresh the heathen in anger.
13 Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people, even for salvation with thine anointed; thou woundedst the head out of the house of the wicked, † by discovering the foundation unto the neck. Selah.
14 Thou didst strike through with his staves the head of his villages: they † came out as a whirlwind to scatter me: their rejoicing was as to devour the poor secretly.
15 Thou didst walk through the sea with thine horses, through the ∥ heap of great waters.
16 When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself, that I might rest in the day of trouble: when he cometh up unto the people, he will ∥ invade them with his troops.
17 ¶ Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall † fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
[* ]Job 21 7. Jer. 12. 1.
[∥ ]Or, wrested.
[* ]Acts 13. 41.
[† ]Heb breadths.
[∥ ]Or, from them shall proceed the judgment of these, and the captivity of these.
[† ]Heb sharp.
[* ]Zeph. 3. 3.
[∥ ]Or, the supping up of their faces, &c. or, their faces shall look toward the east.
[† ]Heb. the opposition of their faces toward the east
[† ]Heb. rock.
[† ]Heb. founded.
[∥ ]Or, grievance.
[∥ ]Or, moving.
[∥ ]Or, flue net.
[∥ ]Or, dainty.
[† ]Heb. fat.
[* ]Is. 21. 8.
[† ]Heb. fenced place.
[∥ ]Or, in me.
[∥ ]Or, when I am argued with.
[† ]Heb. upon my reproof, or, arguing.
[* ]Heb. 10. 37.
[* ]John 3. 36. Rom. 1. 17. Gal. 3. 11. Heb. 10. 38.
[∥ ]Or, How much more.
[∥ ]Or, Ho, he.
[† ]Heb. bloods.
[* ]Jer. 22. 13.
[∥ ]Or, gaineth an evil gain.
[† ]Heb. palm of the hand.
[∥ ]Or, piece, or, fastening.
[∥ ]Or, witness against it.
[* ]Ezek. 24. 9. Nah. 8. 1.
[† ]Heb. bloods.
[∥ ]Or, in vain?
[∥ ]Or, by knowing the glory of the Lord.
[* ]Is. 11. 9.
[∥ ]Or, more with shame than with glory.
[* ]Jer. 25. 26.
[* ]Jer. 10. 8, 14. Zech. 10. 2.
[† ]Heb. the fashioner of his fashion.
[* ]Ps. 11. 4.
[† ]Heb. be silent all the earth before him.
[∥ ]Or, according to variable songs, or, tunes, called in Hebrew, Shigionoth.
[† ]Heb. thy report, or, thy hearing.
[∥ ]Or, preserve alive.
[∥ ]Or, the south.
[∥ ]Or, bright beams out of his side.
[∥ ]Or, burning diseases.
[∥ ]Or, Ethiopia.
[∥ ]Or, under affliction, or, vanity
[∥ ]Or, thy chariots were salvation?
[∥ ]Or, Thou didst cleave the rivers of the earth.
[* ]Josh. 10. 12.
[∥ ]Or, thine arrows walked in the light, &c.
[* ]Josh. 10. 11.
[† ]Heb. making naked.
[† ]Heb. were tempestuous.
[∥ ]Or, mud.
[∥ ]Or, cut them in pieces.
[† ]Heb. lie.
[* ]2 Sam. 22 34. Ps 18. 33.
[† ]Heb. neginoth.