|New International Version (© 2011)|
Is he to keep on emptying his net, destroying nations without mercy?
King James Bible
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?
Young's Literal Translation
Doth he therefore empty his net, And continually to slay nations spare not?
Habakkuk 1:17 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And not spare continually to slay the nation? - They are running from conquest to conquest; burning, slaying, sacking, and slaughtering. Like the fishermen, who throw cast after cast while any fish are to be caught, so Nebuchadnezzar is destroying one nation after another. This last sentence explains the allegory of the net.
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Habakkuk 1:17 Parallel CommentariesCause Continually Destroying Destruction Empty Emptying End Kill Mercilessly Mercy Nations Net Open Slay Slaying Spare SparingCause Continually Destroying Destruction Empty Emptying End Kill Mercilessly Mercy Nations Net Open Slay Slaying Spare SparingTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Isaiah 14:5 The LORD has broken the rod of the wicked, the scepter of the rulers,
Isaiah 14:6 which in anger struck down peoples with unceasing blows, and in fury subdued nations with relentless aggression.
Isaiah 19:8 The fishermen will groan and lament, all who cast hooks into the Nile; those who throw nets on the water will pine away.