5 Moreover, wine e betrays;
an arrogant man is never at rest. f
He enlarges his appetite like * Sheol,
and like Death he is never satisfied. g
He gathers all the nations to himself; h
he collects all the peoples for himself.
2:5 * read wealth
2:5 Or man does not endure; Hb obscure
Habakkuk 2:5 — The New International Version (NIV)
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.
Habakkuk 2:5 — English Standard Version (ESV)
5 “Moreover, wine is a traitor,
an arrogant man who is never at rest.
His greed is as wide as Sheol;
like death he has never enough.
He gathers for himself all nations
and collects as his own all peoples.”
Habakkuk 2:5 — King James Version (KJV 1900)
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:
Habakkuk 2:5 — New Living Translation (NLT)
5 Wealth is treacherous,
and the arrogant are never at rest.
They open their mouths as wide as the grave,
and like death, they are never satisfied.
In their greed they have gathered up many nations
and swallowed many peoples.
Habakkuk 2:5 — The New King James Version (NKJV)
5 “Indeed, because he transgresses by wine,
He is a proud man,
And he does not stay at home.
Because he enlarges his desire as hell,
And he is like death, and cannot be satisfied,
He gathers to himself all nations
And heaps up for himself all peoples.
Habakkuk 2:5 — New Century Version (NCV)
5 “Just as wine can trick a person,
those who are too proud will not last,
because their desire is like a grave’s desire for death,
and like death they always want more.
They gather other nations for themselves
and collect for themselves all the countries.
Habakkuk 2:5 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)
5 Yea, moreover, wine is treacherous, a haughty man, that keepeth not at home; who enlargeth his desire as Sheol, and he is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him all nations, and heapeth unto him all peoples.
Habakkuk 2:5 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)
5 And moreover, the wine is treacherous: he is a proud man, and keepeth not at rest, he enlargeth his desire as Sheol, and he is like death and cannot be satisfied; and he assembleth unto him all nations, and gathereth unto him all peoples.
Habakkuk 2:5 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
5 Also because wine is treacherous
he is arrogant and never rests.
He has a large appetite like the grave.
He is like death—never satisfied.
He gathers all the nations to himself.
He collects all the people to himself.
Habakkuk 2:5 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
5 Moreover, wealth is treacherous;
the arrogant do not endure.
They open their throats wide as Sheol;
like Death they never have enough.
They gather all nations for themselves,
and collect all peoples as their own.
Habakkuk 2:5 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)
5 How much less the defiant;
the arrogant, treacherous man?
He who broadens his throat like Sheol,
and who, like death, is not satisfied,
and who gathers to himself all the nations,
and harvested for himself all the peoples,
will not succeed.
Habakkuk 2:5 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)
5 “Wine makes the Babylonians do foolish things.
They are proud. They never rest.
Like the grave, they are always hungry for more.
Like death, they are never satisfied.
They gather all of the nations to themselves.
They take their people away as prisoners.
Habakkuk 2:5 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)
5 “Furthermore, wine betrays the haughty man,
So that he does not stay at home.
He enlarges his appetite like Sheol,
And he is like death, never satisfied.
He also gathers to himself all nations
And collects to himself all peoples.