Habakkuk 1:16

“Therefore they sacrifice unto their net, and burn incense unto their drag; because by them their portion is fat, and their meat plenteous.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Therefore they sacrifice vnto their net, and burne incense vnto their drag: because by them their portion is fat, and their meat plenteous.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore they offer a sacrifice to their net And burn incense to their fishing net; Because through these things their catch is large, And their food is plentiful.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Therefore he sacrificeth unto his net, and burneth incense unto his drag; because by them his portion is fat, and his food plenteous.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this reason he makes an offering to his net, burning perfume to his fishing-net; because by them he gets much food and his meat is fat.
- Basic English Bible

therefore he sacrificeth unto his net, and burneth incense unto his drag; for by them his portion is become fat, and his meat dainty.
- Darby Bible

Therefore they sacrifice to their net, and burn incense to their drag; because by them their portion is fat, and their food plenteous.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore he sacrifices to his net, and burns incense to his dragnet, because by them his life is luxurious, and his food is good.
- World English Bible

Therefore he doth sacrifice to his net, And doth make perfume to his drag, For by them [is] his portion fertile, and his food fat.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Therefore they sacrifice unto their net, and offer unto their drag; because by them their portion is fat, and their food plenteous.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Habakkuk 1:16


1:16 They sacrifice - Ascribe the praise of their victories. Their net - To their own contrivances, diligence, and power.


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