Habakkuk 2:20
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New International Version
The LORD is in his holy temple; let all the earth be silent before him.

New Living Translation
But the LORD is in his holy Temple. Let all the earth be silent before him."

English Standard Version
But the LORD is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before him.”

New American Standard Bible
"But the LORD is in His holy temple. Let all the earth be silent before Him."

King James Bible
But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But the LORD is in His holy temple; let everyone on earth be silent in His presence.

International Standard Version
"The LORD is in his holy Temple. All the earth—be quiet in his presence."

NET Bible
But the LORD is in his majestic palace. The whole earth is speechless in his presence!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD is in his holy temple. All the earth should be silent in his presence.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But the LORD is in His holy temple; Let all the earth keep silence before Him.

New American Standard 1977
“But the LORD is in His holy temple.
            Let all the earth be silent before Him.”



Jubilee Bible 2000
But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

King James 2000 Bible
But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

American King James Version
But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

American Standard Version
But Jehovah is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the Lord is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

Darby Bible Translation
But Jehovah is in his holy temple. Let all the earth keep silence before him!

English Revised Version
But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

Webster's Bible Translation
But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

World English Bible
But Yahweh is in his holy temple. Let all the earth be silent before him!"

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah is in His holy temple, Be silent before Him, all the earth!

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:15-20 A severe woe is pronounced against drunkenness; it is very fearful against all who are guilty of drunkenness at any time, and in any place, from the stately palace to the paltry ale-house. To give one drink who is in want, who is thirsty and poor, or a weary traveller, or ready to perish, is charity; but to give a neighbour drink, that he may expose himself, may disclose secret concerns, or be drawn into a bad bargain, or for any such purpose, this is wickedness. To be guilty of this sin, to take pleasure in it, is to do what we can towards the murder both of soul and body. There is woe to him, and punishment answering to the sin. The folly of worshipping idols is exposed. The Lord is in his holy temple in heaven, where we have access to him in the way he has appointed. May we welcome his salvation, and worship him in his earthly temples, through Christ Jesus, and by the influence of the Holy Spirit.
Study Bible
Woe to the Chaldeans
19"Woe to him who says to a piece of wood, 'Awake!' To a mute stone, 'Arise!' And that is your teacher? Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silver, And there is no breath at all inside it. 20"But the LORD is in His holy temple. Let all the earth be silent before Him."
Cross References
Psalm 11:4
The LORD is in His holy temple; the LORD'S throne is in heaven; His eyes behold, His eyelids test the sons of men.

Isaiah 41:1
"Coastlands, listen to Me in silence, And let the peoples gain new strength; Let them come forward, then let them speak; Let us come together for judgment.

Jonah 2:7
"While I was fainting away, I remembered the LORD, And my prayer came to You, Into Your holy temple.

Micah 1:2
Hear, O peoples, all of you; Listen, O earth and all it contains, And let the Lord GOD be a witness against you, The Lord from His holy temple.

Habakkuk 3:1
A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet, according to Shigionoth.

Zephaniah 1:7
Be silent before the Lord GOD! For the day of the LORD is near, For the LORD has prepared a sacrifice, He has consecrated His guests.

Zechariah 2:13
"Be silent, all flesh, before the LORD; for He is aroused from His holy habitation."
Treasury of Scripture

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

the Lord.

Psalm 11:4 The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD's throne is in heaven: his …

Psalm 115:3 But our God is in the heavens: he has done whatever he has pleased.

Psalm 132:13,14 For the LORD has chosen Zion; he has desired it for his habitation…

Isaiah 6:1 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the LORD sitting on …

Isaiah 66:1,6 Thus said the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my …

Jonah 2:4,7 Then I said, I am cast out of your sight; yet I will look again toward …

Ephesians 2:21,22 In whom all the building fitly framed together grows to an holy temple …

let all the earth keep silence before him. Heb. be silent all the earth before him.

Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, …

Psalm 76:8,9 You did cause judgment to be heard from heaven; the earth feared, …

Zephaniah 1:7 Hold your peace at the presence of the Lord GOD: for the day of the …

Zechariah 2:13 Be silent, O all flesh, before the LORD: for he is raised up out …

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