Habakkuk's Second Complaint
Are You not k from everlasting,
O LORD my God, my Holy One?
We shall not die.
O LORD, l You have appointed them for judgment;
O Rock, You have marked them for m correction.
You are of purer eyes than to behold evil,
And cannot look on wickedness.
Why do You look on those who deal treacherously,
And hold Your tongue when the wicked devours
A person more righteous than he?
Why do You make men like fish of the sea,
Like creeping things that have no ruler over them?
They take up all of them with a hook,
They catch them in their net,
And gather them in their dragnet.
Therefore they rejoice and are glad.
Therefore n they sacrifice to their net,
And burn incense to their dragnet;
Because by them their share is sumptuous
And their food plentiful.
Shall they therefore empty their net,
And continue to slay nations without pity?
I will a stand my watch
And set myself on the rampart,
And watch to see what He will say to me,
And what I will answer when I am corrected.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
The eternal God is your refuge, And underneath are the everlasting arms; He will thrust out the enemy from before you, And will say, 'Destroy!
Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever You had formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.
Your throne is established from of old; You are from everlasting.
For I am the LORD, I do not change; Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob.
Isaiah 10:5 - 7
Woe to Assyria, the rod of My anger And the staff in whose hand is My indignation.
And I will come near you for judgment; I will be a swift witness Against sorcerers, Against adulterers, Against perjurers, Against those who exploit wage earners and widows and orphans, And against those who turn away an alien - Because they do not fear Me," Says the LORD of hosts.
Behold, I will send and take all the families of the north,' says the LORD, 'and Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, My servant, and will bring them against this land, against its inhabitants, and against these nations all around, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, a hissing, and perpetual desolations.
"then you say in your heart, 'My power and the might of my hand have gained me this wealth.'
Then he cried, "A lion, my Lord! I stand continually on the watchtower in the daytime; I have sat at my post every night.
The burden against Dumah. He calls to me out of Seir, "Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?