Habakkuk 1:2

“O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save!”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

O Lord, howe long shall I crie, and thou wilt not heare! euen cry out vnto thee of violence, and thou wilt not saue?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

How long, O LORD, will I call for help, And You will not hear? I cry out to You, "Violence! Yet You do not save."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

O Jehovah, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear? I cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save.
- American Standard Version (1901)

How long, O Lord, will your ears be shut to my voice? I make an outcry to you about violent behaviour, but you do not send salvation.
- Basic English Bible

Jehovah, how long shall I cry and thou wilt not hear? I cry out unto thee, Violence! and thou dost not save.
- Darby Bible

O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out to thee of violence, and thou wilt not save!
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh, how long will I cry, and you will not hear? I cry out to you "Violence!" and will you not save?
- World English Bible

Till when, O Jehovah, have I cried, And Thou dost not hear? I cry unto Thee -- `Violence,' and Thou dost not save.
- Youngs Literal Bible

How long, O LORD, shall I cry, and Thou wilt not hear? I cry out unto Thee of violence, and Thou wilt not save.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Habakkuk 1

  • 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.
  • Barbara Baute
    I have see in this Chapter that God want us to be ready to come into the wisdom and to know their are so many people today need to get to know him and call upon the Lord and be save he love us.
  • Steven Stueber for verse 5
    What Time Is it GOD S TIME CLOCK says It s Time to Repent

Bible Options