The New International Version

Habakkuk 1:2–4

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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.

Therefore the lawi is paralyzed,

and justice never prevails.

The wicked hem in the righteous,

so that justicej is perverted.k

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