1898 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)
1 Unto Habakkuk, waiting for an answer, is shewed that he must walk by faith. 5 The judgment upon the Chaldeans for unsatiableness, 9 for covetousness, 12 for cruelty, 15 for drunkeness, 18 and for idolatry.
2:1 ¶ On my charge I stand, and I station myself on a bulwark, and I watch to see what He doth speak against me, and what I do reply to my reproof.
2:3 For yet the vision [is] for a season, And it breatheth for the end, and doth not lie, If it tarry, wait for it, For surely it cometh, it is not late.
2:4 Lo, a presumptuous one! Not upright is his soul within him, And the righteous by his stedfastness liveth.
2:5 ¶ And also, because the wine [is] treacherous, A man is haughty, and remaineth not at home, Who hath enlarged as sheol his soul, And is as death that is not satisfied, And doth gather unto itself all the nations, And doth assemble unto itself all the peoples,
2:6 Do not theseall of themagainst him a simile taken up, And a moral of acute sayings for him, And say, Woe [to] him who is multiplying [what is] not his? Till when also is he multiplying to himself heavy pledges?
2:7 Do not thy usurers instantly rise up, And those shaking thee awake up, And thou hast been for a spoil to them?
2:8 Because thou hast spoiled many nations, Spoil thee do all the remnant of the peoples, Because of man's blood, and of violence [to] the land, [To] the city, and [to] all dwelling in it.
2:9 ¶ Woe [to] him who is gaining evil gain for his house, To set on high his nest, To be delivered from the hand of evil,
2:10 Thou hast counselled a shameful thing to thy house, To cut off many peoples, and sinful [is] thy soul.
2:11 For a stone from the wall doth cry out, And a holdfast from the wood answereth it.
2:12 ¶ Woe [to] him who is building a city by blood, And establishing a city by iniquity.
2:15 ¶ Woe [to] him who is giving drink to his neighbour, Pouring out thy bottle, and also making drunk, In order to look on their nakedness.
2:17 For violence [to] Lebanon doth cover thee, And spoil of beasts doth affright them, Because of man's blood, and of violence [to] the land, [To] the city, and [to] all dwelling in it.
2:18 ¶ What profit hath a graven image given That its former hath graven it? A molten image and teacher of falsehood, That trusted hath the former on his own formationto make dumb idols?
2:19 Woe [to] him who is saying to wood, 'Awake,' 'Stir up,' to a dumb stone, It a teacher! lo, it is overlaidgold and silver, And there is no spirit in its midst.
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