1 H4853 The burden H2265 which Habakkuk H5030 the prophet H2372 [H8804] saw.
  2 H3068 O LORD H7768 [H8765] , how long shall I cry H8085 [H8799] , and thou wilt not hear H2199 [H8799] ! even cry out H2555 to thee of violence H3467 [H8686] , and thou wilt not save!
  3 H7200 [H8686] Why dost thou show H205 me iniquity H5027 [H8686] , and cause me to behold H5999 grievance H7701 ? for plundering H2555 and violence H5375 [H8799] are before me: and there are that raise H7379 strife H4066 and contention.
  4 H8451 Therefore the law H6313 [H8799] is feeble H4941 , and judgment H5331 doth never H3318 [H8799] go forth H7563 : for the wicked H3803 [H8688] doth surround H6662 the righteous H4941 ; therefore judgment H3318 [H8799] goeth forth H6127 [H8794] perverted
  5 H7200 [H8798] Behold H1471 ye among the heathen H5027 [H8685] , and regard H8539 [H8690] , and wonder H8539 [H8798] marvellously H6466 [H8802] : for I will work H6467 a work H3117 in your days H539 [H8686] , which ye will not believe H5608 [H8792] , though it be told you.
  6 H6965 [H8688] For, lo, I raise up H3778 the Chaldeans H4751 , that bitter H4116 [H8737] and hasty H1471 nation H1980 [H8802] , which shall march H4800 through the breadth H776 of the land H3423 [H8800] , to possess H4908 the dwellingplaces that are not theirs.
  7 H366 They are terrible H3372 [H8737] and dreadful H4941 : their judgment H7613 and their dignity H3318 [H8799] shall proceed from themselves.
  8 H5483 Their horses H7043 [H8804] also are swifter H5246 than the leopards H2300 [H8804] , and are more fierce H6153 than the evening H2061 wolves H6571 : and their horsemen H6335 [H8804] shall spread H6571 themselves, and their horsemen H935 [H8799] shall come H7350 from far H5774 [H8799] ; they shall fly H5404 as the eagle H2363 [H8804] that hasteth H398 [H8800] to eat.
  9 H935 [H8799] They shall come H2555 all for violence H6440 : their faces H4041 shall sup up H6921 as the east wind H622 [H8799] , and they shall gather H7628 the captives H2344 as the sand.
  10 H7046 [H8691] And they shall scoff H4428 at the kings H7336 [H8802] , and the princes H4890 shall be a scorn H7832 [H8799] to them: they shall laugh at H4013 every strong hold H6651 [H8799] ; for they shall heap H6083 dust H3920 [H8799] , and take it.
  11 H7307 Then shall his mind H2498 [H8804] change H5674 [H8799] , and he shall pass over H816 [H8804] , and offend H2098 , imputing this H3581 his power H433 to his god.
  12 H6924 Art thou not from everlasting H3068 , O LORD H430 my God H6918 , my Holy One H4191 [H8799] ? we shall not die H3068 . O LORD H7760 [H8804] , thou hast ordained H4941 them for judgment H6697 ; and, O mighty God H3245 [H8804] , thou hast established H3198 [H8687] them for correction.
  13 H2889 Thou art of purer H5869 eyes H7200 [H8800] than to behold H7451 evil H3201 [H8799] , and canst H5027 [H8687] not look H5999 on iniquity H5027 [H8686] : why lookest H898 [H8802] thou on them that deal treacherously H2790 [H8686] , and keepest silence H7563 when the wicked H1104 [H8763] devoureth H6662 the man that is more righteous than he?
  14 H6213 [H8799] And makest H120 men H1709 as the fishes H3220 of the sea H7431 , as the creeping things H4910 [H8802] , that have no ruler over them?
  15 H5927 [H8689] They take up H2443 all of them with the hook H1641 [H8799] , they catch H2764 them in their net H622 [H8799] , and gather H4365 them in their drag H8055 [H8799] : therefore they rejoice H1523 [H8799] and are glad.
  16 H2076 [H8762] Therefore they sacrifice H2764 to their net H6999 [H8762] , and burn incense H4365 to their drag H1992 ; because by them H2506 their portion H8082 is fat H3978 , and their food H1277 plenteous.
  17 H7324 [H8686] Shall they therefore empty H2764 their net H2550 [H8799] , and not spare H8548 continually H2026 [H8800] to slay H1471 the nations?