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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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

  • 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.
  • Irene123
    V. 4; Rom.1:17 - I've read Hab. before, but just now saw this. When the ch. first began (Acts ch. 2) there was no N.T.; just the O.T., but the O.T. prophesied of Jesus - all of it. It wasn't until around 15 yrs, after the ch. began that the N.T. began being written. Everything that was taught was from the O.T. Everything Jesus taught was from the O.T.
  • Lynn Torregano
    In the book habakkuk chapter two verse 2 question if I wanted to write the letter in verse to my prayer closet is the bathroom what I write a letter stick it in the bathroom or write a letter and put it in my Bible or write a letter and put it up?
  • Wayne
    The just shall live by faith.
  • Trell7654
    God gave me this scriptures this am. It's my waiting season but I know that the vision shall come to pass. I just have to stay focused and connected to God

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