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    Chapter 2

    Hab 2:1 I will stand at my watch, and set myself on the ramparts, and will look out to see what He will say to me, and what I will answer concerning my complaint.

    Hab 2:2 Yahweh answered me, “write the vision, and make it plain on tablets, that he who runs may read it.

    Hab 2:3 For the vision is yet for the appointed time, and it hurries toward the end, and will not prove false. If He should linger, expect Him, because He will surely come. He will not delay.

    Hab 2:4 Behold, the soul that is puffed up. It is not right within him, but the righteous will live by My faith.

    Hab 2:5 Yes, moreover, wine is treacherous. A haughty man who does not rest, who magnifies his soul as Sheol, and he is like death, and cannot be satisfied, but collects to himself all nations, and assembles to himself all peoples.

    Hab 2:6 Will not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, ‘woe to him who multiplies that which is not his, and who enriches himself by extortion! How long?’

    Hab 2:7 Will not your debtors rise up suddenly, and wake up those who make you tremble, and you will be their victim?

    Hab 2:8 Because you have plundered many nations, all the remnant of the peoples will plunder you, because of men’s blood, and for the violence done to the land, to the city and to all who dwell in it.

    Hab 2:9 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!

    Hab 2:10 You have devised shame to your house, by cutting off many peoples, and have sinned against your soul.

    Hab 2:11 For the stone will cry out of the wall, and the beam out of the woodwork will answer it.

    Hab 2:12 Woe to him who builds a town with blood, and establishes a city by iniquity!

    Hab 2:13 Behold, is it not of Yahweh of Armies that the peoples labor to stoke the fire, and the nations tire themselves out for emptiness?

    Hab 2:14 For the land will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of Yahweh, as the waters cover the sea.

    Hab 2:15 “Woe to him who gives his neighbor drinks, pouring your inflaming wine until they are drunk, so that you may gaze at their naked bodies!

    Hab 2:16 You are filled with humiliation, instead of honor. You will also drink, and expose your uncircumcision! The cup of Yahweh’s right hand will come around to you, and disgrace will cover your honor.

    Hab 2:17 For the violence done to Lebanon will overwhelm you, and the destruction of the beasts, which made them afraid; because of man’s blood, and for the violence done to the land, to every city and to those who dwell in them.

    Hab 2:18 “What value does the engraved image have, that its maker has engraved it; the molten image, even the teacher of lies, that he who fashions its form trusts in it, to make mute idols?

    Hab 2:19 Woe to him who says to the wood, ‘awake!’ or to the mute stone, ‘arise!’ Will this teach? Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all in its midst.

    Hab 2:20 But Yahweh is in His holy temple. Let all the land hush before Him!”