Habakkuk 1:1–3

The prophecya that Habakkuk the prophet received.

Habakkuk’s Complaint

How long,b Lord, must I call for help,

but you do not listen?c

Or cry out to you, “Violence!”

but you do not save?d

Why do you make me look at injustice?

Why do you toleratee wrongdoing?f

Destruction and violenceg are before me;

there is strife,h and conflict abounds.

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