Habakkuk 1 ©
1 Unto Habakkuk, complaining of the iniquity of the land, 5 is showed the fearful vengeance by the Chaldeans: 12 he complaineth that vengeance should be executed by them who are far worse.
dWhy 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.
They are terrible and dreadful: 3their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves.
iTheir horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more 4fierce than the jevening wolves: and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly kas the eagle that hasteth to eat.
They shall come all lfor violence: 5their faces shall sup up as mthe east wind, and they shall ngather the captivity as the sand.
¶Art thou not tfrom everlasting, O LORD my God, mine Holy One? uwe shall not die. O LORD, thou hast vordained them for judgment; and, O 6mighty God, thou hast 7established them for correction.
wThou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on 8iniquity: xwherefore lookest thou upon them ythat deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?
And makest men as the fishes of the sea, as the 9creeping things, that have no ruler over them?
Therefore bthey sacrifice unto their net, and burn incense unto their drag; because by them their portion is fat, and their *meat 11plenteous.