Habakkuk 2:6
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New International Version
"Will not all of them taunt him with ridicule and scorn, saying, "'Woe to him who piles up stolen goods and makes himself wealthy by extortion! How long must this go on?'

New Living Translation
"But soon their captives will taunt them. They will mock them, saying, 'What sorrow awaits you thieves! Now you will get what you deserve! You've become rich by extortion, but how much longer can this go on?'

English Standard Version
Shall not all these take up their taunt against him, with scoffing and riddles for him, and say, “Woe to him who heaps up what is not his own— for how long?— and loads himself with pledges!”

New American Standard Bible
"Will not all of these take up a taunt-song against him, Even mockery and insinuations against him And say, 'Woe to him who increases what is not his-- For how long-- And makes himself rich with loans?'

King James Bible
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!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Won't all of these take up a taunt against him, with mockery and riddles about him? They will say: Woe to him who amasses what is not his-- how much longer?-- and loads himself with goods taken in pledge.

International Standard Version
"Will not all of these ridicule him with mocking scorn? They will say, 'Woe to the one who hordes for himself what isn't his. How long will you enrich yourself by extortion?'

NET Bible
"But all these nations will someday taunt him and ridicule him with proverbial sayings: 'The one who accumulates what does not belong to him is as good as dead (How long will this go on?)--he who gets rich by extortion!'

New Heart English Bible
Won't all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, 'Woe to him who increases that which is not his, and who enriches himself by extortion. How long?'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Won't all of them ridicule him, directing clever sayings and riddles at him, like: " 'How horrible it will be for the one who makes himself rich with what is not his own and makes himself wealthy on loans. How long will this go on?'

JPS Tanakh 1917
Shall not all these take up a parable against him, And a taunting riddle against him, And say: 'Woe to him that increaseth that which is not his! How long? and that ladeth himself with many pledges!'

New American Standard 1977
“Will not all of these take up a taunt-song against him,
            Even mockery and insinuations against him,
            And say, ‘Woe to him who increases what is not his—
            For how long—
            And makes himself rich with loans?’

Jubilee Bible 2000
Shall not all these take up a parable against him and a taunting enigma against him and say, Woe to him that multiplied that which was not his! And for how long would he pile thick clay upon himself?

King James 2000 Bible
Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, Woe to him that increases that which is not his! how long? and to him that loads himself with many pledges!

American King James Version
Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, Woe to him that increases that which is not his! how long? and to him that lades himself with thick clay!

American Standard Version
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 that ladeth himself with pledges!

Douay-Rheims Bible
Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a dark speech concerning him: and it shall be said: Woe to him that heapeth together that which is not his own? how long also doth he load himself with thick clay?

Darby Bible Translation
Shall not all these take up a proverb about him, and a taunting riddle against him, and say, Woe to him that increaseth that which is not his! how long? -- and to him that loadeth himself with pledges!

English Revised Version
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 that ladeth himself with pledges!

Webster's Bible Translation
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!

World English Bible
Won't all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, 'Woe to him who increases that which is not his, and who enriches himself by extortion! How long?'

Young's Literal Translation
Do not these -- all of them -- against him a simile taken up, And a moral of acute sayings for him, And say, Woe to him who is multiplying what is not his? Till when also is he multiplying to himself heavy pledges?
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:5-14 The prophet reads the doom of all proud and oppressive powers that bear hard upon God's people. The lusts of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life, are the entangling snares of men; and we find him that led Israel captive, himself led captive by each of these. No more of what we have is to be reckoned ours, than what we come honestly by. Riches are but clay, thick clay; what are gold and silver but white and yellow earth? Those who travel through thick clay, are hindered and dirtied in their journey; so are those who go through the world in the midst of abundance of wealth. And what fools are those that burden themselves with continual care about it; with a great deal of guilt in getting, saving, and spending it, and with a heavy account which they must give another day! They overload themselves with this thick clay, and so sink themselves down into destruction and perdition. See what will be the end hereof; what is gotten by violence from others, others shall take away by violence. Covetousness brings disquiet and uneasiness into a family; he that is greedy of gain troubles his own house; what is worse, it brings the curse of God upon all the affairs of it. There is a lawful gain, which, by the blessing of God, may be a comfort to a house; but what is got by fraud and injustice, will bring poverty and ruin upon a family. Yet that is not the worst; Thou hast sinned against thine own soul, hast endangered it. Those who wrong their neighbours, do much greater wrong to their own souls. If the sinner thinks he has managed his frauds and violence with art and contrivance, the riches and possessions he heaped together will witness against him. There are not greater drudges in the world than those who are slaves to mere wordly pursuits. And what comes of it? They find themselves disappointed of it, and disappointed in it; they will own it is worse than vanity, it is vexation of spirit. By staining and sinking earthly glory, God manifests and magnifies his own glory, and fills the earth with the knowledge of it, as plentifully as waters cover the sea, which are deep, and spread far and wide.
Study Bible
Woe to the Chaldeans
5"Furthermore, wine betrays the haughty man, So that he does not stay at home. He enlarges his appetite like Sheol, And he is like death, never satisfied. He also gathers to himself all nations And collects to himself all peoples. 6"Will not all of these take up a taunt-song against him, Even mockery and insinuations against him And say, Woe to him who increases what is not his-- For how long-- And makes himself rich with loans?' 7"Will not your creditors rise up suddenly, And those who collect from you awaken? Indeed, you will become plunder for them.…
Cross References
Job 20:15
"He swallows riches, But will vomit them up; God will expel them from his belly.

Isaiah 10:13
For he has said, "By the power of my hand and by my wisdom I did this, For I have understanding; And I removed the boundaries of the peoples And plundered their treasures, And like a mighty man I brought down their inhabitants,

Isaiah 14:4
that you will take up this taunt against the king of Babylon, and say, "How the oppressor has ceased, And how fury has ceased!

Jeremiah 50:13
"Because of the indignation of the LORD she will not be inhabited, But she will be completely desolate; Everyone who passes by Babylon will be horrified And will hiss because of all her wounds.

Micah 2:4
"On that day they will take up against you a taunt And utter a bitter lamentation and say, 'We are completely destroyed! He exchanges the portion of my people; How He removes it from me! To the apostate He apportions our fields.'

Habakkuk 2:12
"Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshed And founds a town with violence!
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Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, Woe to him that increases that which is not his! how long? and to him that lades himself with thick clay!

take.

Numbers 23:7,18 And he took up his parable, and said, Balak the king of Moab has …

Isaiah 14:4-19 That you shall take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, …

Jeremiah 29:22 And of them shall be taken up a curse by all the captivity of Judah …

Jeremiah 50:13 Because of the wrath of the LORD it shall not be inhabited, but it …

Ezekiel 32:21 The strong among the mighty shall speak to him out of the middle …

Micah 2:4 In that day shall one take up a parable against you, and lament with …

Woe to him. or, Ho, he. that increaseth.

Habakkuk 1:9,10,15 They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup up as the …

Job 20:15-29 He has swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again: God …

Job 22:6-10 For you have taken a pledge from your brother for nothing, and stripped …

Proverbs 22:16 He that oppresses the poor to increase his riches, and he that gives …

Jeremiah 51:34,35 Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon has devoured me, he has crushed …

James 5:1-4 Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall …

how.

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

Luke 12:20 But God said to him, You fool, this night your soul shall be required …

1 Corinthians 7:29-31 But this I say, brothers, the time is short: it remains, that both …

1 Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be you therefore sober, and …

ladeth.

Habakkuk 2:13 Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the people shall labor …

Isaiah 44:20 He feeds on ashes: a deceived heart has turned him aside, that he …

Isaiah 55:2 Why do you spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor …

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