King James Bible 1611
King James Bible 1769
||The burden which Habakkuk ye Prophet did see.
||The burden which Habakkuk the prophet did see.
||O Lord, howe long shall I crie, and thou wilt not heare! euen cry out vnto thee of violence, and thou wilt not saue?
||O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save!
||Why doest thou shew me iniquity, & cause me to behold grieuance? for spoiling and violence are before me: & there are that raise vp strife and contention.
||Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention.
||Therefore the Lawe is slacked, and iudgement doeth neuer goe foorth: for the wicked doeth compasse about the righteous: therfore wrong iudgement proceedeth.
||Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.
||Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marueilously: for I wil worke a worke in your daies, which yee will not beleeue, though it be tolde you.
||Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you.
||For loe, I raise vp the Caldeans, that bitter and hastie nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possesse the dwelling places that are not theirs.
||For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwellingplaces that are not theirs.
||They are terrible and dreadfull: their iudgement and their dignity shal proceed of themselues.
||They are terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves.
||Their horses also are swifter then the leopards, and are more fierce then the euening wolues: & their horsemen shall spread themselues, and their horsemen shall come from farre, they shall flie as the Eagle that hasteth to eate.
||Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves: and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly as the eagle that hasteth to eat.
||They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup vp as the East winde, and they shall gather the captiuitie as the sand.
||They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup up as the east wind, and they shall gather the captivity as the sand.
||And they shal scoffe at the Kings, and the Princes shall bee a scorne vnto them: they shall deride euery strong holde, for they shall heape dust & take it.
||And they shall scoff at the kings, and the princes shall be a scorn unto them: they shall deride every strong hold; for they shall heap dust, and take it.
||Then shall his minde change, and he shall passe ouer, and offend, imputing this his power vnto his God.
||Then shall his mind change, and he shall pass over, and offend, imputing this his power unto his god.
||Art thou not from euerlasting, O Lord my God, mine Holy one? we shall not die: O Lord, thou hast ordained them for iudgement, and O mightie God, thou hast established them for correction.
||Art thou not from everlasting, O LORD my God, mine Holy One? we shall not die. O LORD, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God, thou hast established them for correction.
||Thou art of purer eyes then to beholde euill, and canst not looke on ininquitie: wherefore lookest thou vpon them that deale treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked deuoureth the man that is more righteous then hee?
||Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?
||And makest men as the fishes of the Sea, as the creeping things, that haue no ruler ouer them.
||And makest men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping things, that have no ruler over them?
||They take vp all of them with the angle: they catch them in their net, and gather them in their dragge; therefore they reioyce and are glad.
||They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their drag: therefore they rejoice and are glad.
||Therefore they sacrifice vnto their net, and burne incense vnto their drag: because by them their portion is fat, and their meat plenteous.
||Therefore they sacrifice unto their net, and burn incense unto their drag; because by them their portion is fat, and their meat plenteous.
||Shall they therefore emptie their net, and not spare continually to slay the nations?
||Shall they therefore empty their net, and not spare continually to slay the nations?