Habakkuk 1:7

“They are terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

They are terrible and dreadfull: their iudgement and their dignity shal proceed of themselues.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"They are dreaded and feared; Their justice and authority originate with themselves.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They are terrible and dreadful; their judgment and their dignity proceed from themselves.
- American Standard Version (1901)

They are greatly to be feared: their right comes from themselves.
- Basic English Bible

They are terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their dignity proceed from themselves.
- Darby Bible

They are terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their dignity shall proceed from themselves.
- Webster's Bible

They are feared and dreaded. Their judgment and their dignity proceed from themselves.
- World English Bible

Terrible and fearful it [is], From itself its judgment and its excellency go forth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

They are terrible and dreadful; their law and their majesty proceed from themselves.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Habakkuk 1:7


1:7 Their judgment - The law they observe, is their own will. Their dignity - Their authority is all from themselves, without respect to any other law or rule whatever.


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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