Habakkuk 2:15

“Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken also, that thou mayest look on their nakedness!”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Woe vnto him that giueth his neighbour drinke: that puttest thy bottell to him, and makest him drunken also; that thou mayest looke on their nakednesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Woe to you who make your neighbors drink, Who mix in your venom even to make {them} drunk So as to look on their nakedness!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Woe unto him that giveth his neighbor drink, `to thee' that addest thy venom, and makest him drunken also, that thou mayest look on their nakedness!
- American Standard Version (1901)

A curse on him who gives his neighbour the wine of his wrath, making him overcome with strong drink from the cup of his passion, so that you may be a witness of their shame!
- Basic English Bible

Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, -- that pourest out thy flask, and makest [him] drunken also, that thou mayest look on their nakedness!
- Darby Bible

Woe to him that giveth his neighbor drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken also, that thou mayest look on their nakedness!
- Webster's Bible

Woe to him who gives his neighbor drink, pouring your inflaming wine until they are drunk, so that you may gaze at their naked bodies!
- World English Bible

Wo [to] him who is giving drink to his neighbour, Pouring out thy bottle, and also making drunk, In order to look on their nakedness.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy venom thereto, and makest him drunken also, that thou mayest look on their nakedness!
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Habakkuk 2

  • Lilian
    And the Lord answer me and reminded me of his words meditating Gods words everyday can cleanse our mind heart and soul I will praise you Jesus forever and worship you alone amen
  • 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

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