Habakkuk 1:2

“O Lord, howe long shall I crie, and thou wilt not heare! euen cry out vnto thee of violence, and thou wilt not saue?”

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Other Translations

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

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

  • 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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