The Righteous Shall Live by His Faith

Habakkuk 2

2 And the Lord answered me:
k "Write the vision;
make it plain on tablets,
so he may run who reads it.
3 For still l the vision awaits its appointed time;
it hastens to the end - it will not lie.
If it seems slow, m wait for it;
n it will surely come; it will not delay.

4 "Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him,
but o the righteous shall live by his faith. 1

5 "Moreover, wine 2 is p a traitor,
an arrogant man who is never at rest. 3
His greed is as wide as Sheol;
like death q he has never enough.
r He gathers for himself all nations
and collects as his own all peoples."

  1. Cross References
    Isaiah 8:1
    Then the Lord said to me, "Take a large tablet and write on it in common characters, 'Belonging to Maher-shalal-hash-baz.
    Isaiah 30:8
    And now, go, write it before them on a tablet and inscribe it in a book, that it may be for the time to come as a witness forever.
    Revelation 1:19
    Write therefore the things that you have seen, those that are and those that are to take place after this.
  2. Cross References
    Daniel 10:14
    And came to make you understand what is to happen to your people in the latter days. For the vision is for days yet to come.
    Ezekiel 7:5 - 7
    Thus says the Lord God : Disaster after disaster! Behold, it comes.
  3. Cross References
    Zephaniah 3:8
    Therefore wait for me," declares the Lord, "for the day when I rise up to seize the prey. For my decision is to gather nations, to assemble kingdoms, to pour out upon them my indignation, all my burning anger; for in the fire of my jealousy all the earth shall be consumed.
    Isaiah 8:17
    I will wait for the Lord, who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob, and I will hope in him.
  4. Cross References
    Hebrews 10:37
    For, "Yet a little while, and the coming one will come and will not delay.
    2 Peter 3:9
    The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
  5. Cross References
    Romans 1:17
    For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, "The righteous shall live by faith.
    Galatians 3:11
    Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law, for "The righteous shall live by faith.
    Hebrews 10:38
    But my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him.
    John 3:36
    Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.
  6. Cross References
    Habakkuk 1:13
    You who are of purer eyes than to see evil and cannot look at wrong, why do you idly look at traitors and remain silent when the wicked swallows up the man more righteous than he?
    Isaiah 21:2
    A stern vision is told to me; the traitor betrays, and the destroyer destroys. Go up, O Elam; lay siege, O Media; all the sighing she has caused I bring to an end.
  7. Cross References
    Proverbs 27:20
    Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, and never satisfied are the eyes of man.
  8. Cross References
    Jeremiah 27:7
    All the nations shall serve him and his son and his grandson, until the time of his own land comes. Then many nations and great kings shall make him their slave.
    Habakkuk 1:6
    For behold, I am raising up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, who march through the breadth of the earth, to seize dwellings not their own.
    Daniel 2:37 - 38
    You, O king, the king of kings, to whom the God of heaven has given the kingdom, the power, and the might, and the glory.
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