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1 The oracle that Habakkuk the prophet saw.
and you will not listen?
How long will I cry out to you, “Violence!”
and you will not save?
while you look at trouble?
Destruction and violence happen before me;
contention and strife arise.
and justice does not go forth perpetually.a
For the wicked surround the righteous;
therefore justice goes forth perverted.
5 “Look among the nations and see;
be astonished and astounded.
For a work is about to be done in your days
that you will not believe if it is told.
the bitter and impetuous nation,
the one who walks through the spacious places of earth
to take possession of dwellings not belonging to it.b
7 Theyc are dreadful and awesome;
8 Theirg horses are more swift than leopards;
they are more menacing than wolves at dusk.
they fly like an eagle that is swift to devour.
9 All of themj come for violence,
their faces pressing forward.
They gather captives like the sand.
and rulers are a joke to them.
They laugh at every fortification,
and they heap up earth and take it.
they become guilty, whose might is theirk god!”
12 Are you not from of old,
O Yahweh my God, my Holy One?
Youl shall not die.
O Yahweh, you have marked themm for judgment;
O Rock, you have established themn for reproof.
and you are not able to look at wrongdoing.o
Why do you look at the treacherous?
Why are you silent when the wicked swallows up
someone more righteous than him?
like crawling creatures that have no ruler among them.
he drags them up with his fishnet,
and he gathers them in his dragnet.
Therefore, he rejoices and exults.
and makes offerings to his dragnet,
for by them ⌊he makes a good living⌋p
and his food is rich.
and continually kill nations without showing mercy?
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