Habakkuk

Habakkuk (Huh-bak´uhk)

The book of. One of the twelve Minor Prophets in the OT. The prophet appears to have been active during the last quarter of the seventh century BCE. The book is closely connected in theme and context with the OT book of Nahum. For an alternate outline of its contents, see Nahum, The Book of.

Outline of Contents

Habakkuk

I. Title (Hab 1:1)

II. Dialogue-lament (Hab 1:2-2:19)

A. Lament on the success of the wicked (Hab 1:2-4)

B. God’s response (Hab 1:5-11)

C. Lament on the success of Babylon (Hab 1:12-17)

D. God’s response (Hab 2:1-5)

E. Five woes against the wicked (Hab 2:6-19)

III. Hymn on God’s victory over his enemies (Hab 2:20-3:1)

Hab 1:1

1The oracle that the prophet Habakkuk saw.

Hab 1:2-2:19

The Prophet's Complaint
2O Lord, how long shall I cry for help,
and you will not listen?
Or cry to you “Violence!”
and you will not save?3Why do you make me see ... View more

Hab 1:2-4

The Prophet's Complaint
2O Lord, how long shall I cry for help,
and you will not listen?
Or cry to you “Violence!”
and you will not save?3Why do you make me see ... View more

Hab 1:5-11

5Look at the nations, and see!
Be astonished! Be astounded!
For a work is being done in your days
that you would not believe if you were told.6For I am rousing ... View more

Hab 1:12-17

12Are you not from of old,
O Lord my God, my Holy One?
You shall not die.
O Lord, you have marked them for judgment;
and you, O Rock, have established them for ... View more

Hab 2:1-5

God's Reply to the Prophet's Complaint
1I will stand at my watchpost,
and station myself on the rampart;
I will keep watch to see what he will say to me,
and wh ... View more

Hab 2:6-19

The Woes of the Wicked
6Shall not everyone taunt such people and, with mocking riddles, say about them,
“Alas for you who heap up what is not your own!”
How lon ... View more

Hab 2:20-3:1

20But the Lord is in his holy temple;
let all the earth keep silence before him!
Chapter 31A prayer of the prophet Habakkuk according to Shigionoth.

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