Habakkuk 2:2

“And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the Lord answered me and said, write the vision, and make it plaine vpon tables, that he may runne that readeth it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the LORD answered me and said, "Record the vision And inscribe {it} on tablets, That the one who reads it may run.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tablets, that he may run that readeth it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord gave me an answer, and said, Put the vision in writing and make it clear on stones, so that the reader may go quickly.
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah answered me and said, Write the vision, and engrave it upon tablets, that he may run that readeth it.
- Darby Bible

And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh answered me, "Write the vision, and make it plain on tablets, that he who runs may read it.
- World English Bible

And Jehovah answereth me and saith: `Write a vision, and explain on the tables, That he may run who is reading it.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the LORD answered me, and said: 'Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that a man may read it swiftly.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Habakkuk 2:2


2:2 Upon tables - What was of publick concern, and therefore to be published, was anciently written or engraven upon tables, smooth stones, or wood, and then hung up in a publick place to be read. May run - That none may need to stop, but every one may plainly and clearly discern what is written.


Discussion for Habakkuk 2

  • 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
  • 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?

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