Habakkuk 1:16

“Therefore they sacrifice unto their net, and burn incense unto their drag; because by them their portion is fat, and their meat plenteous.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Therefore they sacrifice vnto their net, and burne incense vnto their drag: because by them their portion is fat, and their meat plenteous.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore they offer a sacrifice to their net And burn incense to their fishing net; Because through these things their catch is large, And their food is plentiful.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Therefore he sacrificeth unto his net, and burneth incense unto his drag; because by them his portion is fat, and his food plenteous.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this reason he makes an offering to his net, burning perfume to his fishing-net; because by them he gets much food and his meat is fat.
- Basic English Bible

therefore he sacrificeth unto his net, and burneth incense unto his drag; for by them his portion is become fat, and his meat dainty.
- Darby Bible

Therefore they sacrifice to their net, and burn incense to their drag; because by them their portion is fat, and their food plenteous.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore he sacrifices to his net, and burns incense to his dragnet, because by them his life is luxurious, and his food is good.
- World English Bible

Therefore he doth sacrifice to his net, And doth make perfume to his drag, For by them [is] his portion fertile, and his food fat.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Therefore they sacrifice unto their net, and offer unto their drag; because by them their portion is fat, and their food plenteous.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Habakkuk 1:16


1:16 They sacrifice - Ascribe the praise of their victories. Their net - To their own contrivances, diligence, and power.


Discussion for Habakkuk 1

  • Michael C.
    Israel was told from the beginning, what would happen if they broke covenant with God; but they pushed Him, and pushed Him, with their defiance, and sinning, and whoring after the ways of the heathen, till there was no remedy. Jeremiah wrote, that if God had begun to punish the city which is called by His Name, and His own people; He would certainly also do the same to the nations for their sins.
  • BSP
    This chapter shows that it is not wrong to ask God certain questions.
  • Susie Varela
    Versus 5-11 God replies to Habakkuk. I am going to raise up a people worst then what you see now. God gives to him a description of these people: bitter, hasty,
    thieves, dreadful. They have the ability to move very fast through land
  • Susie Varela
    In versus 1-4 Habakkuk is praying to God about the violence
  • Adele Dodd
    Could this be talking about Is is and Isil. Are Syrians part of Isis' work.
  • Bruce
    The Chaldeans are the Germans they started WW1 and WW2 and will start WW3. They slay nations, God uses them to correct nations Israel, US and Britain. They have forsaken his Law.

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