Habakkuk 1:15

“They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their drag: therefore they rejoice and are glad.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

They take vp all of them with the angle: they catch them in their net, and gather them in their dragge; therefore they reioyce and are glad.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{The Chaldeans} bring all of them up with a hook, Drag them away with their net, And gather them together in their fishing net. Therefore they rejoice and are glad.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He taketh up all of them with the angle, he catcheth them in his net, and gathereth them in his drag: therefore he rejoiceth and is glad.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He takes them all up with his hook, he takes them in his net, getting them together in his fishing-net: for which cause he is glad and full of joy.
- Basic English Bible

He taketh up all of them with the hook, he catcheth them in his net, and gathereth them into his drag; therefore he rejoiceth and is glad:
- Darby Bible

They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their drag: therefore they rejoice and are glad.
- Webster's Bible

He takes up all of them with the hook. He catches them in his net, and gathers them in his dragnet. Therefore he rejoices and is glad.
- World English Bible

Each of them with a hook he hath brought up, He doth catch it in his net, and gathereth it in his drag, Therefore he doth joy and rejoice.
- Youngs Literal Bible

They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their drag; therefore they rejoice and exult.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Habakkuk 1:15


1:15 They - The Chaldeans draw out all alike, good or bad. In their net - Destroying many together. And gather - As if they could never have enough, they drive men into their nets.


Discussion for Habakkuk 1

  • A disciple
    "Therefore they sacrifice unto their net, and burn incense unto their drag; because by them their portion is fat, and their meat plenteous." Everything for which the devil slanders God and accuses His People of, he himself is the one doing those things! The children of the devil can only imagine to satisfy their lust for power and authority by slaughter and oppression; and this is their religion!
  • BSP
    Verse 2: We may feel that God is not listening to our prayers, but we have the assurance that he hears our prayers and he will answer them in due time.
  • A disciple
    "Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceeds." (1:4) We seek the Lord with all our hearts, and endeavor to let our light shine. We pray for our leaders, and for the good to prevail. We help by our prayers, and by our obedience to walk in truth. But the world around us is set on "another" course!
  • Michael C.
    Israel was told from the beginning, what would happen if they broke covenant with God; but they pushed Him, and pushed Him, with their defiance, and sinning, and whoring after the ways of the heathen, till there was no remedy. Jeremiah wrote, that if God had begun to punish the city which is called by His Name, and His own people; He would certainly also do the same to the nations for their sins.
  • BSP
    This chapter shows that it is not wrong to ask God certain questions.
  • Susie Varela
    Versus 5-11 God replies to Habakkuk. I am going to raise up a people worst then what you see now. God gives to him a description of these people: bitter, hasty,
    thieves, dreadful. They have the ability to move very fast through land

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