Habakkuk 1:5

“¶ 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.”

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Other Translations

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

"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

  • 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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