Habakkuk 2:20

“But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But the Lord is in his holy temple: let all the earth keepe silence before him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But the LORD is in His holy temple. Let all the earth be silent before Him."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But Jehovah is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the Lord is in his holy Temple: let all the earth be quiet before him.
- Basic English Bible

But Jehovah is in his holy temple. Let all the earth keep silence before him!
- Darby Bible

But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.
- Webster's Bible

But Yahweh is in his holy temple. Let all the earth be silent before him!"
- World English Bible

And Jehovah [is] in His holy temple, Be silent before Him, all the earth!
- Youngs Literal Bible

But the LORD is in His holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before Him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Habakkuk 2:20


2:20 The Lord - He is Jehovah, the fountain of being, life, power, and salvation to his people. Keep silence - Fear, submit, and depend on him; let his enemies be silent, reverence, hope, pray and wait for him, who will arise and have mercy on them, who will make it to be well with the righteous, and ill with the wicked, who will fully and satisfactorily solve the doubts, and unfold the riddles of his providence.


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