Habakkuk 2:6

“Shal not all these take vp a parable against him, and a tanting prouerbe against him, and say; Woe to him that increaseth that which is not his: how long? and to him that ladeth himselfe with thicke clay.”

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Other Translations

Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, Woe to him that increaseth [that which is] not his! how long? and to him that ladeth himself with thick clay!
- King James Version

"Will not all of these take up a taunt-song against him, Even mockery {and} insinuations against him And say, 'Woe to him who increases what is not his-- For how long-- And makes himself rich with loans?'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, Woe to him that increaseth that which is not his! how long? and that ladeth himself with pledges!
- American Standard Version (1901)

Will not all these take up a word of shame against him and a bitter saying against him, and say, A curse on him who goes on taking what is not his and is weighted down with the property of debtors!
- Basic English Bible

Shall not all these take up a proverb about him, and a taunting riddle against him, and say, Woe to him that increaseth that which is not his! how long? -- and to him that loadeth himself with pledges!
- Darby Bible

Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, Woe to him that increaseth that which is not his! how long? and to him that ladeth himself with thick clay!
- Webster's Bible

Won't all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, 'Woe to him who increases that which is not his, and who enriches himself by extortion! How long?'
- World English Bible

Do not these -- all of them -- against him a simile taken up, And a moral of acute sayings for him, And say, Wo [to] him who is multiplying [what is] not his? Till when also is he multiplying to himself heavy pledges?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting riddle against him, and say: 'Woe to him that increaseth that which is not his! how long? and that ladeth himself with many pledges!'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Habakkuk 2

  • BSP
    In verse 1 we see the importance of having a watchful attitude. We are living in very critical times and we must be alert to the Biblical meaning of world events.
  • A disciple
    "And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it." "But what saith it? THE WORD OF GOD IS NIGH THEE, IN THY MOUTH AND IN THINE HEART!" All they who are of the truth WILL HEAR the Lord's voice in His Word; and will not have itching ears for other gospels or other Christs. He gives understanding to the simple, and wisdom to do it!
  • Matt Maldre
    At the end of God's 19-verse reply in Habakkuk 2:20, it's like God is doing a mic drop.
  • BSP
    Verse 3: Jehovah God's divine judgment will not be late, but to us it may seem like it is delaying because we have a limited and imperfect viewpoint.
  • Steve morrow
    HABAKKUK 2:18 WHAT PROFITETH THE GRAVEN IMAGE THAT THE MATTER THEREOF HATH GRAVEN IT THE MOLTEN IMAGE ---- AND A TEACHER OF LIES ---- THAT THE MAKER OF HIS WORK TRUSTETH THEREIN TO MAKE DUMB IDOLS ISAIAH 8:20 TO THE LAW AND TO THE TESTIMONY IF THEY SPEAK NOT ACCORDING TO THIS WORD IT IS BECAUSE THERE IS NO LIGHT IN THEM
  • Irene123
    Vs. 7-8; M. Henry comm.; "Babylon th'ot themselves secure ..... and Cyrus must be worn out ..... but by an unexpected stratagem, in draining of the Euphrates, he got possession of the city". I had never read before how Cyrus did this. I wonder if it was to 'cross' the dry bed or to deprive the city of water? I only read a small excerpt, not the whole thing.

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