|New International Version (© 2011)|
How long, LORD, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, "Violence!" but 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!
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.
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.
Habakkuk 1:2 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
O Lord, how long shall I cry - The prophet feels himself strongly excited against the vices which he beheld; and which, it appears from this verse, he had often declaimed against, but in vain; the people continued in their vices, and God in his longsuffering.
Habakkuk begins his prophecy under a similar feeling, and nearly in similar words, as Juvenal did his Satires: -
Semper ego auditor tantum?
Vexatus toties rauci Theseide Codri?
"Shall I always be a hearer only?
Shall I never reply?
So often vexed?"
Of violence - The most unlawful and outrageous acts.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalm 13:1,2 How long will you forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long will you hide your face from me...
Psalm 74:9,10 We see not our signs: there is no more any prophet: neither is there among us any that knows how long...
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 helping me, and from the words of my roaring...
Jeremiah 14:9 Why should you be as a man astonished, as a mighty man that cannot save? yet you, O LORD, are in the middle of us...
Lamentations 3:8 Also when I cry and shout, he shuts out my prayer.
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Job 19:7 "Though I cry, 'Violence!' I get no response; though I call for help, there is no justice.
Psalm 13:1 For the director of music. A psalm of David. How long, LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?
Psalm 13:2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and day after day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me?
Psalm 22:1 For the director of music. To the tune of "The Doe of the Morning." A psalm of David. My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from my cries of anguish?
Psalm 22:2 My God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer, by night, but I find no rest.
Jeremiah 14:9 Why are you like a man taken by surprise, like a warrior powerless to save? You are among us, LORD, and we bear your name; do not forsake us!
Zechariah 1:12 Then the angel of the LORD said, "LORD Almighty, how long will you withhold mercy from Jerusalem and from the towns of Judah, which you have been angry with these seventy years?"