Habakkuk 1:2
Parallel Verses
New International Version
How long, LORD, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, "Violence!" but you do not save?

New Living Translation
How long, O LORD, must I call for help? But you do not listen! "Violence is everywhere!" I cry, but you do not come to save.

English Standard Version
O LORD, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not hear? Or cry to you “Violence!” and you will not save?

New American Standard Bible
How long, O LORD, will I call for help, And You will not hear? I cry out to You, "Violence!" Yet You do not save.

King James Bible
O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
How long, LORD, must I call for help and You do not listen or cry out to You about violence and You do not save?

International Standard Version
"How long, LORD, must I cry out for help, but you won't listen? I'm crying out to you, 'Violence!' but you aren't providing deliverance.

NET Bible
How long, LORD, must I cry for help? But you do not listen! I call out to you, "Violence!" But you do not intervene!

New Heart English Bible
LORD, how long will I cry, and you will not hear? I cry out to you "Violence." and will you not save?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
How long, O LORD, am I to cry for help, but you will not listen? I cry out to you, "There's violence!" yet you will not come to the rescue.

JPS Tanakh 1917
How long, O LORD, shall I cry, And Thou wilt not hear? I cry out unto Thee of violence, And Thou wilt not save.

New American Standard 1977
How long, O LORD, will I call for help,
            And Thou wilt not hear?
            I cry out to Thee, “Violence!”
            Yet Thou dost not save.

Jubilee Bible 2000
O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear; and raise my voice unto thee because of the violence, and thou wilt not save?

King James 2000 Bible
O LORD, how long shall I cry, and you will not hear! even cry out unto you of violence, and you will not save!

American King James Version
O LORD, how long shall I cry, and you will not hear! even cry out to you of violence, and you will not save!

American Standard Version
O Jehovah, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear? I cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save.

Douay-Rheims Bible
How long, O Lord, shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear? shall I cry out to thee suffering violence, and thou wilt not save?

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah, how long shall I cry and thou wilt not hear? I cry out unto thee, Violence! and thou dost not save.

English Revised Version
O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear? I cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save.

Webster's Bible Translation
O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out to thee of violence, and thou wilt not save!

World English Bible
Yahweh, how long will I cry, and you will not hear? I cry out to you "Violence!" and will you not save?

Young's Literal Translation
Till when, O Jehovah, have I cried, And Thou dost not hear? I cry unto Thee -- 'Violence,' and Thou dost not save.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:1-11 The servants of the Lord are deeply afflicted by seeing ungodliness and violence prevail; especially among those who profess the truth. No man scrupled doing wrong to his neighbour. We should long to remove to the world where holiness and love reign for ever, and no violence shall be before us. God has good reasons for his long-suffering towards bad men, and the rebukes of good men. The day will come when the cry of sin will be heard against those that do wrong, and the cry of prayer for those that suffer wrong. They were to notice what was going forward among the heathen by the Chaldeans, and to consider themselves a nation to be scourged by them. But most men presume on continued prosperity, or that calamities will not come in their days. They are a bitter and hasty nation, fierce, cruel, and bearing down all before them. They shall overcome all that oppose them. But it is a great offence, and the common offence of proud people, to take glory to themselves. The closing words give a glimpse of comfort.
Study Bible
Habakkuk's Complaint
1The oracle which Habakkuk the prophet saw. 2How long, O LORD, will I call for help, And You will not hear? I cry out to You, "Violence!" Yet You do not save. 3Why do You make me see iniquity, And cause me to look on wickedness? Yes, destruction and violence are before me; Strife exists and contention arises.…
Cross References
Job 19:7
"Behold, I cry, 'Violence!' but I get no answer; I shout for help, but there is no justice.

Psalm 13:1
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. How long, O LORD? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me?

Psalm 13:2
How long shall I take counsel in my soul, Having sorrow in my heart all the day? How long will my enemy be exalted over me?

Psalm 22:1
For the choir director; upon Aijeleth Hashshahar. A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? Far from my deliverance are the words of my groaning.

Psalm 22:2
O my God, I cry by day, but You do not answer; And by night, but I have no rest.

Jeremiah 14:9
"Why are You like a man dismayed, Like a mighty man who cannot save? Yet You are in our midst, O LORD, And we are called by Your name; Do not forsake us!"

Zechariah 1:12
Then the angel of the LORD said, "O LORD of hosts, how long will You have no compassion for Jerusalem and the cities of Judah, with which You have been indignant these seventy years?"
Treasury of Scripture

O LORD, how long shall I cry, and you will not hear! even cry out to you of violence, and you will not save!

how.

Psalm 13:1,2 How long will you forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long will you …

Psalm 74:9,10 We see not our signs: there is no more any prophet: neither is there …

Psalm 94:3 LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?

Revelation 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true…

and thou wilt not save.

Psalm 22:1,2 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? why are you so far from …

Jeremiah 14:9 Why should you be as a man astonished, as a mighty man that cannot …

Lamentations 3:8 Also when I cry and shout, he shuts out my prayer.

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