Habakkuk 2:12

“Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and stablisheth a city by iniquity!”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Habakkuk 2:12

Woe to him that buildeth a towne with blood, and stablisheth a citie by iniquitie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshed And founds a town with violence!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and establisheth a city by iniquity!
- American Standard Version (1901)

A curse on him who is building a place with blood, and basing a town on evil-doing!
- Basic English Bible

Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and establisheth a city by unrighteousness!
- Darby Bible

Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and establisheth a city by iniquity!
- Webster's Bible

Woe to him who builds a town with blood, and establishes a city by iniquity!
- World English Bible

Wo [to] him who is building a city by blood, And establishing a city by iniquity.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and establisheth a city by iniquity!
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Habakkuk 2:12

Wesley's Notes for Habakkuk 2:12


2:10 Thou - Nebuchadnezzar.

2:11 Shall cry out - As if it had a voice, it cries to God for vengeance. Answer it - Confirm the charge against thee.

2:13 Is it not of the Lord - Is it not a judgment from God? Shall labour - That men go thro' the most painful labour. For very vanity - For nothing; without any reward of their labour.


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