Habakkuk 1:13
Good News Translation
But how can you stand these treacherous, evil men? Your eyes are too holy to look at evil, and you cannot stand the sight of people doing wrong. So why are you silent while they destroy people who are more righteous than they are?

Contemporary English Version
But you can't stand sin or wrong. So don't sit by in silence while they gobble up people who are better than they are.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thy eyes are too pure to behold evil, and thou canst not look on iniquity. Why lookest thou upon them that do unjust things, and holdest thy peace when the wicked devoureth the man that is more just than himself?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Thy eyes are too pure to behold evil, and thou canst not look on iniquity. Why lookest thou upon them that do unjust things, and holdest thy peace when the wicked devoureth the man that is more just than himself?

of.

Job 15:15 Behold among his saints none is unchangeable, and the heavens are not pure in his sight.

Psalm 5:4,5 In the morning I will stand before thee, and I will see: because thou art not a God that willest iniquity. . . .

Psalm 11:4-7 For they have destroyed the things which thou hast made: but what has the just man done? . . .

Psalm 34:15,16 The eyes of the Lord are upon the just: and his ears unto their prayers. . . .

1 Peter 1:15,16 But according to him that hath called you, who is holy, be you also in all manner of conversation holy: . . .

iniquity.

Psalm 10:1,2,15 Why, O Lord, hast thou retired afar off? why dost thou slight us in our wants, in the time of trouble? . . .

Psalm 73:3 Because I had a zeal on occasion of the wicked, seeing the prosperity of sinners.

Jeremiah 12:1,2 Thou indeed, O Lord, art just, if I plead with thee, but yet I will speak what is just to thee: Why doth the way of the wicked prosper: why is it well with all them that transgress, and do wickedly? . . .

deal.

Isaiah 21:2 A grievous vision is told me: he that is unfaithful dealeth unfaithfully: and he that is a spoiler, spoileth. Go up, O Elam, besiege, O Mede: I have made all the mourning thereof to cease.

Isaiah 33:1 Woe to thee that spoilest, shalt not thou thyself also be spoiled? and thou that despisest, shalt not thyself also be despised? when thou shalt have made an end of spoiling, thou shalt be spoiled: when being wearied thou shalt cease to despise, thou shalt be despised.

holdest.

Esther 4:14 For if thou wilt now hold thy peace, the Jews shall be delivered by some other occasion: and thou, and thy father's house shall perish. And who knoweth whether thou art not therefore come to the kingdom, that thou mightest be ready in such a time as this?

Psalm 35:22 Thou hast seen, O Lord, be not thou silent: O Lord, depart not from me.

Psalm 50:3,21 God shall come manifestly: our God shall come, and shall not keep silence. A fire shall burn before him: and a mighty tempest shall be round about him. . . .

Psalm 83:1 A canticle of a psalm for Asaph. [2] O God, who shall be like to thee? hold not thy peace, neither be thou still, O God.

Proverbs 31:8,9 Open thy mouth for the dumb, and for the causes of all the children that pass. . . .

Isaiah 64:12 Wilt thou refrain thyself, O Lord, upon these things, wilt thou hold thy peace, and afflict us vehemently?

the wicked.

Habakkuk 1:3,4 Why hast thou shewn me iniquity and grievance, to see rapine and injustice before me? and there is a judgment, but opposition is more powerful. . . .

2 Samuel 4:11 How much more now when wicked men have slain an innocent man in his own house, upon his bed, shall I not require his blood at your hand, and take you away from the earth?

1 Kings 2:32 And the Lord shall return his blood upon his own head; because he murdered two men, just and better than himself: and slew them with the sword, my father, David, not knowing it; Abner, the son of Ner, general of the army of Israel, and Amasa, the son of Jether general of the army of Juda;

Psalm 37:12-15,32,33 The sinner shall watch the just man: and shall gnash upon him with his teeth. . . .

Psalm 56:1,2 Unto the end, for a people that is removed at a distance from the sanctuary: for David, for an inscription of a title (or pillar) when the Philistines held him in Geth. [2] Have mercy on me, O God, for man hath trodden me under foot; all the day long he hath afflicted me fighting against me. . . .

Acts 2:23 This same being delivered up, by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, you by the hands of wicked men have crucified and slain.

Acts 3:13-15 The God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus, whom you indeed delivered up and denied before the face of Pilate, when he judged he should be released. . . .

Context
Habakkuk's Second Complaint
12Wast thou not from the beginning, O Lord my God, my holy one, and we shall not die? Lord, thou hast appointed him for judgment: and made him strong for correction. 13Thy eyes are too pure to behold evil, and thou canst not look on iniquity. Why lookest thou upon them that do unjust things, and holdest thy peace when the wicked devoureth the man that is more just than himself?14And thou wilt make men as the fishes of the sea, and as the creeping things that have no ruler.…
Cross References
Job 21:7
Why then do the wicked live, are they advanced, and strengthened with riches?

Psalm 11:4
For they have destroyed the things which thou hast made: but what has the just man done?

Psalm 18:26
And with the elect thou wilt be elect: and with the perverse thou wilt be perverted.

Psalm 25:3
Neither let my enemies laugh at me: for none of them that wait on thee shall be confounded.

Psalm 34:15
The eyes of the Lord are upon the just: and his ears unto their prayers.

Psalm 34:16
But the countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil things: to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

Psalm 35:17
Lord, when wilt thou look upon me? rescue thou my soul from their malice: my only one from the lions.

Psalm 35:25
Let them not say in their hearts: It is well, it is well, to our mind: neither let them say: We have swallowed him up.

Psalm 50:21
These things hast thou done, and I was silent. Thou thoughtest unjustly that I should be like to thee: but I will reprove thee, and set before thy face.

Isaiah 24:16
From the ends of the earth we have heard praises, the glory of the just one. And I said: My secret to myself, my secret to myself, woe is me: the prevaricators have prevaricated, and with the prevarication of transgressors they have prevaricated.

Jeremiah 12:1
Thou indeed, O Lord, art just, if I plead with thee, but yet I will speak what is just to thee: Why doth the way of the wicked prosper: why is it well with all them that transgress, and do wickedly?

Jeremiah 12:2
Thou hast planted them, and they have taken root: they prosper and bring forth fruit: thou art near in their mouth, and far from their reins.

Lamentations 3:36
Lamed. To destroy a man wrongfully in his judgment, the Lord hath not approved.

Habakkuk 1:14
And thou wilt make men as the fishes of the sea, and as the creeping things that have no ruler.

Zechariah 8:17
And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his friend: and love not a false oath: for all these are the things that I hate, saith the Lord.

Additional Translations
Your eyes are too pure to look on evil, and You cannot tolerate wrongdoing. So why do You tolerate the faithless? Why are You silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than themselves?You are of purer eyes than to behold evil, and can not look on iniquity: why look you on them that deal treacherously, and hold your tongue when the wicked devours the man that is more righteous than he?

Thou that art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and that canst not look on perverseness, wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy peace when the wicked swalloweth up the man that is more righteous than he;

His eye is too pure to behold evil doings, and to look upon grievous afflictions: wherefore dost thou look upon despisers? wilt thou be silent when the ungodly swallows up the just?

[Thou art] of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on mischief: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, [and] keepest silence when the wicked swalloweth up a [man] more righteous than he?

Thou that art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and that canst not look on perverseness, wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy peace when the wicked swalloweth up the man that is more righteous than he;

Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: why lookest thou on them that deal treacherously, and keepest silence when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?

You who have purer eyes than to see evil, and who cannot look on perversity, why do you tolerate those who deal treacherously, and keep silent when the wicked swallows up the man who is more righteous than he,

Purer of eyes than to behold evil, To look on perverseness Thou art not able, Why dost Thou behold the treacherous? Thou keepest silent when the wicked Doth swallow the more righteous than he,
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