Habakkuk 2:9

“Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil!”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Habakkuk 2:9

Woe to him that coueteth an euill couetousnesse to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that hee may be deliuered from the power of euill.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Woe to him who gets evil gain for his house To put his nest on high, To be delivered from the hand of calamity!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Woe to him that getteth an evil gain for his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the hand of evil!
- American Standard Version (1901)

A curse on him who gets evil profits for his family, so that he may put his resting-place on high and be safe from the hand of the wrongdoer!
- Basic English Bible

Woe to him that getteth iniquitous gain to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the grasp of evil!
- Darby Bible

Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil!
- Webster's Bible

Woe to him who gets an evil gain for his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the hand of evil!
- World English Bible

Wo [to] him who is gaining evil gain for his house, To set on high his nest, To be delivered from the hand of evil,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Woe to him that gaineth evil gains for his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil!
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Habakkuk 2:9

Wesley's Notes for Habakkuk 2:9


2:9 To his house - His family which he would enrich, and raise high. Delivered - Kept secure and out of danger from all below him.


Discussion for Habakkuk 2:9

  • Patty Tozi on Habakkuk 2:9
    God is King right now. You will know Him and His Son before this virus is over. The world will end all of a sudden. Where will you be? The Light of God will Brighten the Darkness that is playing mind games with the world's way of people. Watch..Be Ready...
  • M - in Reply on Habakkuk 2:9
    Deuteronomy 18:21-22 might be what you're looking for.
  • Alex on Habakkuk 2:9
    Comments by Alex about Solomon meaning Comforter in Hebrew . In 2 nd Samuel 12 : 24 David wanted to COMFORT bathsheba and went in to lay with her and she bear a son and called his NAME SOLOMON Which means COMFORTER IN HEBREW . And Jesus also refers to the H.G. AS THE COMFORTER SEVERAL TIMES . SOLOMON was the 3 rd person of the Davidic kingdom just as the H.G. is the 3 rd person in the heavenly Kingdom. Nathan told David that a very special son wd come out of his loins that wd reign over the house of Israel forever. WHICH WAS SOLOMON, it was prohetic that a very special son wd come out of the loins of CHRIST which is the H.G. the COMFORTER, When Jesus breathe on them the H.G. came out of his loins ( his seed ) which was his breath his living WORD , his breath was his WORD his good seed. That impregnated them ,b/c i have spoken these words sorrows have filled you hearts a spritual pregnancy. Her child is the H.G. the COMFORTER..........Steven ya need to study a bit k gb
  • Steven Spencer - in Reply on Habakkuk 2:9
    Man of Peace

    Origin. Word/name. Hebrew. Meaning. "Man of Peace". anyway and where you look it up its man of peace. easy to find the Hebrew. Thanks
  • Karlene edwards on Habakkuk 2:9
    1 Chronicles 20:5

    "And there was war again with the Philistines; and Elhanan the son of Jair slew Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, whose spear staff was like a weaver's beam."
  • Rickey Nichols on Habakkuk 2:9
    I see people on TV that say they are prophets of GOD how do we tell who is the true prophet and who is a lying prophet
  • Chris - in Reply on Habakkuk 2:9
    Deuteronomy 18:21,22: "And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken

    When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him."

    This was part of the many instructions & warnings that God gave to Israel through Moses & it was very important for them to be aware of this evil which they would witness in their journeyings & when they finally settled in their allocated territories. God spoke to His people through His leaders, like Moses & also through His prophets. Even till the formation of the Church after Christ's resurrection, there were prophetical utterances & I believe these largely ceased after the Word of God was completed which revealed God's Mind to us, His Church. I don't say that no one now has not the gift of Prophecy, but I've never heard anything resembling it, rather simply an affirmation of what is already declared (this is not prophecy, but preaching or exhortation from the Word).

    Yet, prophets abound: the cults all have one as their founder (& their prophets have failed) & even now amongst believers, we will get some prophetical utterance about the future. After the recent U.S elections, these prophets were all busy making great claims of God's speaking directly to them about the future outcome of the elections & other prophecies. I will let you discern of what sort these people were & the claims they made. I don't believe we have anything left to be revealed after the closure of the Scriptures. We can observe world events & see prophecies in the Word being fulfilled, but has there been anything new to come out that even aligns with the revealed Word? I may have missed it, but I don't think so.

    So don't be troubled by what you see on TV, etc. There will always be those who will make many claims - search the Word of God to establish yourself.
  • Rod - in Reply on Habakkuk 2:9
    This is why it is so important to read our bible KJV on a daily basis, starting with the NT, because when we read the bible, it brings forth a message of mercy, love, joy, peace, longsuffering, and so on, these are the fruits of the Spirit, this is some of the messaging that you should hear when listening to anyone, let alone a so called prophet, if you don't, don't follow him. not promoting anyone, but I like to listen to Billy Graham on y tube on a regular basis, he was a man that would quote scripture and then go on to explain it in a very simple way. Galatians chapter 5 is a good read where Paul explains the fruits of the flesh and the fruits of the Spirit, that should help answer your question, but read the entire NT. I hope this helps you in your journey

    1 John 4:1 "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world."

    Galatians 5:17 "For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would."
  • Steven Spencer - in Reply on Habakkuk 2:9
    Hebrews 1:1-2 (KJV) God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake "IN TIME PAST" unto the fathers by the prophets,

    Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
  • M - in Reply on Habakkuk 2:9
    What they say should line up with what the bible says. If they speak against the word of God then they aren't of God. There are false prophets, and to know the difference between the 2 you need to know God's word.


 

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