Habakkuk 1:17

“Shall they therefore empty their net, and not spare continually to slay the nations?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Shall they therefore emptie their net, and not spare continually to slay the nations?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Will they therefore empty their net And continually slay nations without sparing?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Shall he therefore empty his net, and spare not to slay the nations continually?
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this cause his net is ever open, and there is no end to his destruction of the nations.
- Basic English Bible

Shall he therefore empty his net, and not spare to slay the nations continually?
- Darby Bible

Shall they therefore empty their net, and not spare continually to slay the nations?
- Webster's Bible

Will he therefore continually empty his net, and kill the nations without mercy?
- World English Bible

Doth he therefore empty his net, And continually to slay nations spare not?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Shall they therefore empty their net, and not spare to slay the nations continually?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Habakkuk 1:17


1:17 Empty their net - As fisher - men empty the full net to fill it again.


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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