Today's Word: I am raising up the Babylonians, that ruthless and impetuous people, who sweep across the whole earth to seize dwellings not their own







Habakkuk 1

2 How long, Lord, must I call for help,
    but you do not listen?
Or cry out to you, “Violence!”
    but you do not save?


3 Why do you make me look at injustice?
    Why do you tolerate wrongdoing?
Destruction and violence are before me;
    there is strife, and conflict abounds.


4 Therefore the law is paralyzed,
    and justice never prevails.
The wicked hem in the righteous,
    so that justice is perverted.


The Lord’s Answer
5 “Look at the nations and watch—
    and be utterly amazed.
For I am going to do something in your days
    that you would not believe,
    even if you were told.


6 I am raising up the Babylonians,
    that ruthless and impetuous people,
who sweep across the whole earth
    to seize dwellings not their own.


7 They are a feared and dreaded people;
    they are a law to themselves
    and promote their own honor.


8 Their horses are swifter than leopards,
    fiercer than wolves at dusk.
Their cavalry gallops headlong;
    their horsemen come from afar.

They fly like an eagle swooping to devour;
9     they all come intent on violence.
Their hordes[b] advance like a desert wind
    and gather prisoners like sand.


10 They mock kings
    and scoff at rulers.
They laugh at all fortified cities;
    by building earthen ramps they capture them.
11 Then they sweep past like the wind and go on—
    guilty people, whose own strength is their god.”
Today's Word: I am raising up the Babylonians, that ruthless and impetuous people, who sweep across the whole earth to seize dwellings not their own Today's Word: I am raising up the Babylonians, that ruthless and impetuous people, who sweep across the whole earth to seize dwellings not their own Reviewed by Elora Akpotosevbe on May 29, 2018 Rating: 5

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