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Habakkuk 2:8-20

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” Because you [King of Babylon] have plundered many nations, all who are left of the people shall plunder you–because of men’s blood and for the violence done to the earth, to the city and all the people who live in each city. Woe to him who obtains wicked gain for his house, [ who thinks by so doing ] to set his nest on high that he may be preserved from calamity and delivered from the power of evil ! You have devised shame to your house by cutting off and putting an end to many peoples, and you have sinned against and fortified your own life. For the stone shall cry out of the wall [ built in sin, to accuse you ], and the beam out of the woodwork will answer it [ agreeing with it’s charge against you ]. Woe to him who builds a town with blood and establishes a city by iniquity ! Behold, is it not by appointment of the Lord of hosts that the nations toil only to satisfy the fire [ that will consume their work ], and the peoples weary themselves only for emptiness, falsity, and futility ? But [ the time is coming when ] the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. Woe to him who gives his neighbors drink, who pours out your bottle to them and adds to it your poisonous and blighting wrath and also makes them drunk, that you may look on their stripped condition and pour out foul shame [ on their glory] ! You [ yourself] will be filled with shame and contempt instead of glory. Drink also and be like an uncircumcised [ heathen ] ! The cup [ of wrath] in the Lord’s right hand will come around to you [O destroyer], and foul shame shall be upon your own glory ! For the violence done to Lebanon will cover and overwhelm you ; the destruction of the animals [ which the violence frightened away ] will terrify you on accord of men’s blood and the violence done to the land, to the city and all it’s inhabitants. What profit is the graven image when its maker has formed it ? It is only a molten image and a teacher of lies. For the maker trusts in his own creations [ as his gods ] when he makes dumb idols. Woe to him who says to the wooden image, Awake ! and to the dumb stone, Arise, teach ! [Yet, it cannot, for ] behold, it is laid over with gold and silver and there is no breath at all inside it ! vs20. “But the Lord is in His holy temple ; let all the earth hush and keep silence before Him.”


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