Habakkuk 1:1
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New International Version
The prophecy that Habakkuk the prophet received.

King James Bible
The burden which Habakkuk the prophet did see.

Darby Bible Translation
The burden which Habakkuk the prophet did see.

World English Bible
The oracle which Habakkuk the prophet saw.

Young's Literal Translation
The burden that Habakkuk the prophet hath seen:

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The burden - המשא hammassa signifies not only the burdensome prophecy, but the prophecy or revelation itself which God presented to the mind of Habakkuk, and which he saw-clearly perceived, in the light of prophecy and then faithfully declared, as this book shows. The word signifies an oracle or revelation in general; but chiefly, one relative to future calamities.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Isaiah 22:1 The burden of the valley of vision. What ails you now, that you are wholly gone up to the housetops?

Nahum 1:1 The burden of Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.

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Though These Eternal Moral Obligations are Indeed of Themselves Incumbent on all Rational Beings,
even antecedent to the consideration of their being the positive will and command of God, yet that which most strongly confirms, and in practice most effectually and indispensably enforces them upon us, is this; that both from the perfections of God, and the nature of things, and from several other collateral considerations, it appears, that as God is himself necessarily just and good in the exercise of his infinite power in the government of the whole world, so he cannot but likewise positively
Samuel Clarke—A Discourse Concerning the Being and Attributes of God

The Holiness of God
The next attribute is God's holiness. Exod 15:51. Glorious in holiness.' Holiness is the most sparkling jewel of his crown; it is the name by which God is known. Psa 111:1. Holy and reverend is his name.' He is the holy One.' Job 6:60. Seraphims cry, Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts, the whole earth is full of his glory.' Isa 6:6. His power makes him mighty, his holiness makes him glorious. God's holiness consists in his perfect love of righteousness, and abhorrence of evil. Of purer eyes than
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Cross References
Isaiah 13:1
A prophecy against Babylon that Isaiah son of Amoz saw:

Jeremiah 23:33
"When these people, or a prophet or a priest, ask you, 'What is the message from the LORD?' say to them, 'What message? I will forsake you, declares the LORD.'

Nahum 1:1
A prophecy concerning Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.

Malachi 1:1
A prophecy: The word of the LORD to Israel through Malachi.

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