The Righteous Shall Live by His Faith

Habakkuk 2

2 Then the LORD answered me and said:
b "Write the vision
And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it.
3 For c the vision is yet for an appointed time;
But at the end it will speak, and it will d not lie.
Though it tarries, e wait for it;
Because it will f surely come,
It will not tarry.

4 "Behold the proud,
His soul is not upright in him;
But the g just shall live by his faith.

5 "Indeed, because he transgresses by wine,
He is a proud man,
And he does not stay at home.
Because he h enlarges his desire as 1 hell,
And he is like death, and cannot be satisfied,
He gathers to himself all nations
And heaps up for himself all peoples.

  1. Cross References
    Isaiah 8:1
    Moreover the LORD said to me, "Take a large scroll, and write on it with a man's pen concerning MaherShal'al-Hash-Baz.
  2. Cross References
    Daniel 8:17
    So he came near where I stood, and when he came I was afraid and fell on my face; but he said to me, "Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the time of the end.
    Daniel 8:19
    And he said, "Look, I am making known to you what shall happen in the latter time of the indignation; for at the appointed time the end shall be.
    Daniel 10:14
    "Now I have come to make you understand what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision refers to many days yet to come."
  3. Cross References
    Ezekiel 12:24
    For no more shall there be any false vision or flattering divination within the house of Israel.
    Ezekiel 12:25
    "For I am the LORD. I speak, and the word which I speak will come to pass; it will no more be postponed; for in your days, O rebellious house, I will say the word and perform it," says the Lord GOD.'"
  4. Cross References
    Hebrews 10:37
    For yet a little while, And He who is coming will come and will not tarry.
    Hebrews 10:38
    Now the just shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 27:13
    I would have lost heart, unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living.
    Psalms 27:14
    Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD!
    James 5:7
    Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain.
    James 5:8
    You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.
    2 Peter 3:9
    The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
  6. Cross References
    John 3:36
    "He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him."
    Romans 1:17
    For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, "The just shall live by faith.
    Hebrews 10:38
    Now the just shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.
  7. Cross References
    Proverbs 27:20
    Hell and Destruction are never full; So the eyes of man are never satisfied.
    Proverbs 30:16
    The grave, The barren womb, The earth that is not satisfied with water - And the fire never says, "Enough!
    Isaiah 5:11 - 15
    Woe to those who rise early in the morning, That they may follow intoxicating drink; Who continue until night, till wine inflames them!
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