Habakkuk has a problem
You do not listen to me!
I shout aloud to you, ‘
but you do nothing to make us safe.
You do not
Why do you let that happen?
People do cruel things and there is
They argue and they fight and they quarrel.
There is no
The Lord speaks
You will be very surprised at what is happening.
While you are still alive, I will do a very surprising thing.
You would not believe it even if someone told you.
They are a cruel nation with brave soldiers.
They march across the whole earth.
They take cities that do not belong to them.
They obey no
They are more cruel than
that attack in the evening.
Their riders come on fast horses
from places that are far away.
They quickly attack their enemies,
They march forward like a wind from the
They make people their
as easily as if they are picking up sand.
They laugh at all the strong cities of their enemies.
and they take those cities for themselves.
like a wind that blows.
They think that their own god has made them strong,
and so they are
Habakkuk has another problem
since the beginning.
You are the God that I
and you will never die.
Lord, you have chosen the
You are a strong rock to
but you have decided to use them to punish us.
You cannot agree with people who do wrong things.
So why do you let these
Why do you say nothing?
They are killing people who are more
They are like animals that have no leader to rule them.
like people who catch fish with
They throw their
and they catch as many as they want.
When they store their fish in special nets,
they sing happy songs.
so they offer
Their nets give them plenty of good food to eat,
so they burn
Will they make their nets full of fish
as many times as they want to?
Will they continue to destroy other
and never stop?