The Lord's Answer

Habakkuk 1

5 "Look e among the nations and watch -
Be utterly astounded!
For I will work a work in your days
Which you would not believe, though it were told you.
6 For indeed I am f raising up the Chaldeans,
A bitter and hasty g nation
Which marches through the breadth of the earth,
To possess dwelling places that are not theirs.
7 They are terrible and dreadful;
Their judgment and their dignity proceed from themselves.
8 Their horses also are h swifter than leopards,
And more fierce than evening wolves.
Their 1 chargers 2 charge ahead;
Their cavalry comes from afar;
They fly as the i eagle that hastens to eat.
9 "They all come for violence;
Their faces are set like the east wind.
They gather captives like sand.
10 They scoff at kings,
And princes are scorned by them.
They deride every stronghold,
For they heap up earthen mounds and seize it.
11 Then his 3 mind changes, and he transgresses;
He commits offense,
j Ascribing this power to his god."

  1. Cross References
    Isaiah 29:14
    Therefore, behold, I will again do a marvelous work Among this people, A marvelous work and a wonder; For the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, And the understanding of their prudent men shall be hidden.
    Ezekiel 12:22 - 28
    Son of man, what is this proverb that you people have about the land of Israel, which says, 'The days are prolonged, and every vision fails'?
  2. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 28:49
    The LORD will bring a nation against you from a...
    Deuteronomy 28:50
    A nation of fierce countenance, which does not ...
    2 Kings 24:2
    And the LORD sent against him raiding bands of ...
    2 Chronicles 36:17
    Therefore He brought against them the king of t...
    Jeremiah 4:11 - 13
    At that time it will be said To this people and...
    Micah 4:10
    Be in pain, and labor to bring forth, O daughte...
  3. Cross References
    Ezekiel 7:24
    Therefore I will bring the worst of the Gentiles, And they will possess their houses; I will cause the pomp of the strong to cease, And their holy places shall be defiled.
    Ezekiel 21:31
    I will pour out My indignation on you; I will blow against you with the fire of My wrath, And deliver you into the hands of brutal men who are skillful to destroy.
  4. Cross References
    Jeremiah 4:13
    "Behold, he shall come up like clouds, And his chariots like a whirlwind. His horses are swifter than eagles. Woe to us, for we are plundered!"
  5. Cross References
    Job 9:26
    They pass by like swift ships, Like an eagle sw...
    Job 39:29
    From there it spies out the prey; Its eyes obse...
    Job 39:30
    Its young ones suck up blood; And where the sla...
    Lamentations 4:19
    Our pursuers were swifter Than the eagles of th...
    Ezekiel 17:3
    And say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "A great eagl...
    Hosea 8:1
    Set the trumpet to your mouth! He shall come li...
    Matthew 24:28
    For wherever the carcass is, there the eagles w...
    Luke 17:37
    And they answered and said to Him, "Where, Lord...
  6. Cross References
    Daniel 5:4
    They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold and silver, bronze and iron, wood and stone.
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