Habakkuk 1:5

“Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marueilously: for I wil worke a worke in your daies, which yee will not beleeue, though it be tolde you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Look among the nations! Observe! Be astonished! Wonder! Because {I am} doing something in your days-- You would not believe if you were told.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold ye among the nations, and look, and wonder marvellously; for I am working a work in your days, which ye will not believe though it be told you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

See among the nations, and take note, and be full of wonder: for in your days I am doing a work in which you will have no belief, even if news of it is given to you.
- Basic English Bible

See ye among the nations, and behold, and wonder marvellously; for [I] work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be declared [to you].
- Darby Bible

Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvelously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe though it be told you.
- Webster's Bible

Look among the nations, watch, and wonder marvelously; for I am working a work in your days, which you will not believe though it is told you.
- World English Bible

Look ye on nations, and behold and marvel greatly. For a work He is working in your days, Ye do not believe though it is declared.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Look ye among the nations, and behold, and wonder marvellously; for, behold, a work shall be wrought in your days, which ye will not believe though it be told you.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Habakkuk 1:5


1:5 Behold ye - Here God begins to answer the prophet. Among the heathen - See what judgments have been executed upon the heathen for like sins.


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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