Habakkuk 1:17
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New International Version
Is he to keep on emptying his net, destroying nations without mercy?

New Living Translation
Will you let them get away with this forever? Will they succeed forever in their heartless conquests?

English Standard Version
Is he then to keep on emptying his net and mercilessly killing nations forever?

New American Standard Bible
Will they therefore empty their net And continually slay nations without sparing?

King James Bible
Shall they therefore empty their net, and not spare continually to slay the nations?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Will they therefore empty their net and continually slaughter nations without mercy?

International Standard Version
Is he to continue to empty his fishing net? Will he ever stop killing entire nations without mercy?"

NET Bible
Will he then continue to fill and empty his throw net? Will he always destroy nations and spare none?

New Heart English Bible
Will he therefore continually empty his net, killing the nations without mercy?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Will they keep on emptying their nets and always kill nations without mercy?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Shall they therefore empty their net, And not spare to slay the nations continually?

New American Standard 1977
Will they therefore empty their net
            And continually slay nations without sparing?



Jubilee Bible 2000
Shall he therefore empty his net, or have pity to stop slaying Gentiles continually?

King James 2000 Bible
Shall they therefore empty their net, and continually slay the nations without mercy?

American King James Version
Shall they therefore empty their net, and not spare continually to slay the nations?

American Standard Version
Shall he therefore empty his net, and spare not to slay the nations continually?

Douay-Rheims Bible
For this cause therefore he spreadeth his net, and will not spare continually to slay the nations.

Darby Bible Translation
Shall he therefore empty his net, and not spare to slay the nations continually?

English Revised Version
Shall he therefore empty his net, and not spare to slay the nations continually?

Webster's Bible Translation
Shall they therefore empty their net, and not spare continually to slay the nations?

World English Bible
Will he therefore continually empty his net, and kill the nations without mercy?

Young's Literal Translation
Doth he therefore empty his net, And continually to slay nations spare not?

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:12-17 However matters may be, yet God is the Lord our God, our Holy One. We are an offending people, he is an offended God, yet we will not entertain hard thoughts of him, or of his service. It is great comfort that, whatever mischief men design, the Lord designs good, and we are sure that his counsel shall stand. Though wickedness may prosper a while, yet God is holy, and does not approve the wickedness. As he cannot do iniquity himself, so he is of purer eyes than to behold it with any approval. By this principle we must abide, though the dispensations of his providence may for a time, in some cases, seem to us not to agree with it. The prophet complains that God's patience was abused; and because sentence against these evil works and workers was not executed speedily, their hearts were the more fully set in them to do evil. Some they take up as with the angle, one by one; others they catch in shoals, as in their net, and gather them in their drag, their enclosing net. They admire their own cleverness and contrivance: there is great proneness in us to take the glory of outward prosperity to ourselves. This is idolizing ourselves, sacrificing to the drag-net because it is our own. God will soon end successful and splendid robberies. Death and judgment shall make men cease to prey on others, and they shall be preyed on themselves. Let us remember, whatever advantages we possess, we must give all the glory to God.
Study Bible
Habakkuk's Second Complaint
16Therefore they offer a sacrifice to their net And burn incense to their fishing net; Because through these things their catch is large, And their food is plentiful. 17Will they therefore empty their net And continually slay nations without sparing?
Cross References
Isaiah 14:5
"The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked, The scepter of rulers

Isaiah 14:6
Which used to strike the peoples in fury with unceasing strokes, Which subdued the nations in anger with unrestrained persecution.

Isaiah 19:8
And the fishermen will lament, And all those who cast a line into the Nile will mourn, And those who spread nets on the waters will pine away.
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