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Habakkuk 1:4

Therefore the law his slacked, and judgment doth never go forth:

For ithe wicked doth kcompass about the righteous;

Therefore ||wrong judgment proceedeth.

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Habakkuk 1:4 — The New International Version (NIV)

Therefore the law is paralyzed,

and justice never prevails.

The wicked hem in the righteous,

so that justice is perverted.

Habakkuk 1:4 — English Standard Version (ESV)

So the law is paralyzed,

and justice never goes forth.

For the wicked surround the righteous;

so justice goes forth perverted.

Habakkuk 1:4 — New Living Translation (NLT)

The law has become paralyzed,

and there is no justice in the courts.

The wicked far outnumber the righteous,

so that justice has become perverted.

Habakkuk 1:4 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Therefore the law is powerless,

And justice never goes forth.

For the wicked surround the righteous;

Therefore perverse judgment proceeds.

Habakkuk 1:4 — New Century Version (NCV)

So the teachings are weak,

and justice never comes.

Evil people gain while good people lose;

the judges no longer make fair decisions.

Habakkuk 1:4 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Therefore the law is slacked, and justice doth never go forth; for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore justice goeth forth perverted.

Habakkuk 1:4 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Therefore the law is powerless, and justice doth never go forth; for the wicked encompasseth the righteous; therefore judgment goeth forth perverted.

Habakkuk 1:4 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

That is why your teaching is numbed, 

and justice is never carried out. 

Wicked people surround righteous people 

so that when justice is carried out, it’s perverted. 

Habakkuk 1:4 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

This is why the law is ineffective

and justice never emerges.

For the wicked restrict the righteous;

therefore, justice comes out perverted.

Habakkuk 1:4 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

So the law becomes slack

and justice never prevails.

The wicked surround the righteous—

therefore judgment comes forth perverted.

Habakkuk 1:4 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Therefore the law is paralyzed,

and justice does not go forth perpetually.

For the wicked surround the righteous;

therefore justice goes forth perverted.

Habakkuk 1:4 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

The law can’t do what it’s supposed to do.

Fairness never comes out on top.

Sinful people surround those

who do what is right.

So people are never treated fairly.

Habakkuk 1:4 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Therefore the law is ignored

And justice is never upheld.

For the wicked surround the righteous;

Therefore justice comes out perverted.