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Habakkuk ... is a BOOK of a vision for yet an appointed time.

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The Book Of Habakkuk

John Bunyan at the CrossHabakkuk 1:1 The burden which Habakkuk the prophet did see.

Habakkuk 1:2 O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry
out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save!

Habakkuk 1:3 Why dost thou show me iniquity, and cause me to behold
grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise
up strife and contention.

Habakkuk 1:4 Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth:
for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment

Habakkuk 1:5 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.

Habakkuk 1:6 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.

Habakkuk 1:7 They are terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their
dignity shall proceed of themselves.

Habakkuk 1:8 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.

Habakkuk 1:9 They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup up as
the east wind, and they shall gather the captivity as the sand.

Habakkuk 1:10 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.

Habakkuk 1:11 Then shall his mind change, and he shall pass over, and
offend, imputing this his power unto his god.

Habakkuk 1:12 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.

Habakkuk 1:13 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?

Habakkuk 1:14 And makest men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping
things, that have no ruler over them?

Habakkuk 1:15 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.

Habakkuk 1:16 Therefore they sacrifice unto their net, and burn incense unto
their drag; because by them their portion is fat, and their meat plenteous.

Habakkuk 1:17 Shall they therefore empty their net, and not spare
continually to slay the nations?

Habakkuk 2:1 I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will
watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am

Habakkuk 2:2 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make
it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

Habakkuk 2:3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it
shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely
come, it will not tarry.

Habakkuk 2:4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but
the just shall live by his faith.

Habakkuk 2:5 Yea also, because he transgresseth by wine, he is a proud man,
neither keepeth at home, who enlargeth his desire as hell, and is as death,
and cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him all nations, and heapeth unto
him all people:

Habakkuk 2:6 Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a
taunting proverb against him, and say, Woe to him that increaseth that which is
not his! how long? and to him that ladeth himself with thick clay!

Habakkuk 2:7 Shall they not rise up suddenly that shall bite thee, and awake
that shall vex thee, and thou shalt be for booties unto them?

Habakkuk 2:8 Because thou hast spoiled many nations, all the remnant of the
people shall spoil thee; because of men's blood, and for the violence of the
land, of the city, and of all that dwell therein.

Habakkuk 2:9 Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house,
that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of

Habakkuk 2:10 Thou hast consulted shame to thy house by cutting off many
people, and hast sinned against thy soul.

Habakkuk 2:11 For the stone shall cry out of the wall, and the beam out of
the timber shall answer it.

Habakkuk 2:12 Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and stablisheth a
city by iniquity!

Habakkuk 2:13 Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the people shall
labour in the very fire, and the people shall weary themselves for very

Habakkuk 2:14 For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory
of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

Habakkuk 2:15 Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy
bottle to him, and makest him drunken also, that thou mayest look on their

Habakkuk 2:16 Thou art filled with shame for glory: drink thou also, and let
thy foreskin be uncovered: the cup of the LORD'S right hand shall be turned
unto thee, and shameful spewing shall be on thy glory.

Habakkuk 2:17 For the violence of Lebanon shall cover thee, and the spoil of
beasts, which made them afraid, because of men's blood, and for the violence
of the land, of the city, and of all that dwell therein.

Habakkuk 2:18 What profiteth the graven image that the maker thereof hath
graven it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies, that the maker of his work
trusteth therein, to make dumb idols?

Habakkuk 2:19 Woe unto him that saith to the wood, Awake; to the dumb stone,
Arise, it shall teach! Behold, it is laid over with gold and silver, and there
is no breath at all in the midst of it.

Habakkuk 2:20 But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep
silence before him.

Habakkuk 3:1 A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet upon Shigionoth.

Habakkuk 3:2 O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive
thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in
wrath remember mercy.

Habakkuk 3:3 God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah.
His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise.

Habakkuk 3:4 And his brightness was as the light; he had horns coming out of
his hand: and there was the hiding of his power.

Habakkuk 3:5 Before him went the pestilence, and burning coals went forth at
his feet.

Habakkuk 3:6 He stood, and measured the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder
the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills
did bow: his ways are everlasting.

Habakkuk 3:7 I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction: and the curtains of
the land of Midian did tremble.

Habakkuk 3:8 Was the LORD displeased against the rivers? was thine anger
against the rivers? was thy wrath against the sea, that thou didst ride upon
thine horses and thy chariots of salvation?

Habakkuk 3:9 Thy bow was made quite naked, according to the oaths of the
tribes, even thy word. Selah. Thou didst cleave the earth with rivers.

Habakkuk 3:10 The mountains saw thee, and they trembled: the overflowing of
the water passed by: the deep uttered his voice, and lifted up his hands on

Habakkuk 3:11 The sun and moon stood still in their habitation: at the light
of thine arrows they went, and at the shining of thy glittering spear.

Habakkuk 3:12 Thou didst march through the land in indignation, thou didst
thresh the heathen in anger.

Habakkuk 3:13 Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people, even for
salvation with thine anointed; thou woundedst the head out of the house of the
wicked, by discovering the foundation unto the neck. Selah.

Habakkuk 3:14 Thou didst strike through with his staves the head of his
villages: they came out as a whirlwind to scatter me: their rejoicing was as
to devour the poor secretly.

Habakkuk 3:15 Thou didst walk through the sea with thine horses, through the
heap of great waters.

Habakkuk 3:16 When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the
voice: rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself, that I
might rest in the day of trouble: when he cometh up unto the people, he will
invade them with his troops.

Habakkuk 3:17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be
in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield
no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd
in the stalls:

Habakkuk 3:18 Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my

Habakkuk 3:19 The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like
hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief
singer on my stringed instruments.

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God's word to you ... The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.
 [Deuteronomy 29:29]


Questions to ask yourself while reading God's word:

Are you ready?

1) Do you have a "prepared heart" to seek God?

2) Have you found His Book?

3) Is your heart "fixed"? John 3:5 "born of water and of the Spirit"

4) Do you inquire of the LORD?

 "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth" [2 Timothy 3:15]

5) Do you show forth your light by your good works?   "Let your light so shine..." [Matthew 5:16]

6) Are you openly, before all men, publishing your relationship to Jesus?   Do you possess "a good profession before many witnesses" ?  [1 Timothy 6:11-12]

 7) Are you following after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness?

8) Do you have a heart in communion with the Spirit of God in a celebration of a worship of praise?