Habakkuk 1:14

“And makest men as the fishes of the Sea, as the creeping things, that haue no ruler ouer them.”

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Other Translations

And makest men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping things, [that have] no ruler over them?
- King James Version

{Why} have You made men like the fish of the sea, Like creeping things without a ruler over them?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and makest men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping things, that have no ruler over them?
- American Standard Version (1901)

He has made men like the fishes of the sea, like the worms which have no ruler over them.
- Basic English Bible

And thou makest men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping things, that have no ruler over them.
- Darby Bible

And makest men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping animals that have no ruler over them?
- Webster's Bible

and make men like the fish of the sea, like the creeping things, that have no ruler over them?
- World English Bible

And Thou makest man as fishes of the sea, As a creeping thing -- none ruling over him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And makest men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping things, that have no ruler over them?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Habakkuk 1:14


1:14 And makest - Not infusing cruel appetites, but permitting them to act according to such appetite which was already in them. As the fishes - Of which the greater greedily devour the smaller. Creeping things - Which in the waters are food for the lesser fry; so the world, like the sea, is wholly oppression. No ruler - None to defend the weak, or restrain the mighty.


Discussion for Habakkuk 1

  • Kodjovi Messetchan
    HABAKKUK Is prayer warrior . He want to interced and for sins of his country and his people . He is a prophet a seer .Habakkuk is God's friend. God showed him and talked to him about he plans. He loved his town his people. He is suffering for their wrong doing . He has also a way to observe how political leaders or those who detained powers abused the poor people . See chp 1:4 he revealed it
  • BSP
    Verse3: Habakkuk knew that Jehovah God didn’t cause the wrongdoing he saw but he sincerely wanted to know why He allowed it to happen.
  • Tasha
    A very touching book of the Bible! I am reading it in English, Georgian and Azerbaijani (!!!). Habakkuk was a sensitive and passionate man, completely devoted to the Lord. Pouring his heart out, and our Merciful Lord listening intently to the complaints and answering, is what is most striking in this small book of the Bible.
  • A disciple
    To whom much is given, of them will the more be demanded. Sin in Christians is not only worse, but if un-repented of and that one's heart hardened in it; it brings blood guilt of all those whom he was supposed to be a witness of the grace of God; but failed! That was the very reason for the world of the beginning being ultimately destroyed, because of the apostasy and abandoning themselves to sin.
  • Steve
    Betty...sin is sin...believers forgiven...others not.
  • Betty mcintyre
    Are the sins of believers and unbelievers equally offensive to God?

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