Habakkuk 2:20
New International Version
The LORD is in his holy temple; let all the earth be silent before him.

New Living Translation
But the LORD is in his holy Temple. Let all the earth be silent before him."

English Standard Version
But the LORD is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before him.”

Berean Study Bible
But the LORD is in His holy temple; let all the earth be silent before Him.”

New American Standard Bible
"But the LORD is in His holy temple. Let all the earth be silent before Him."

King James Bible
But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

Christian Standard Bible
But the LORD is in his holy temple; let the whole earth be silent in his presence.

Contemporary English Version
Let all the world be silent--the LORD is present in his holy temple.

Good News Translation
The LORD is in his holy Temple; let everyone on earth be silent in his presence.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But the LORD is in His holy temple; let everyone on earth be silent in His presence.

International Standard Version
"The LORD is in his holy Temple. All the earth—be quiet in his presence."

NET Bible
But the LORD is in his majestic palace. The whole earth is speechless in his presence!"

New Heart English Bible
But the LORD is in his holy temple. Let all the earth be silent before him."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD is in his holy temple. All the earth should be silent in his presence.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But the LORD is in His holy temple; Let all the earth keep silence before Him.

New American Standard 1977
“But the LORD is in His holy temple. Let all the earth be silent before Him.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

King James 2000 Bible
But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

American King James Version
But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

American Standard Version
But Jehovah is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the Lord is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

Darby Bible Translation
But Jehovah is in his holy temple. Let all the earth keep silence before him!

English Revised Version
But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

Webster's Bible Translation
But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

World English Bible
But Yahweh is in his holy temple. Let all the earth be silent before him!"

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah is in His holy temple, Be silent before Him, all the earth!
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Woe to the Chaldeans
19Woe to him who says to wood, ‘Awaken!’ or to silent stone, ‘Come alive!’ Can it give guidance? Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silver, yet there is no breath in it at all. 20But the LORD is in His holy temple; let all the earth be silent before Him.”
Cross References
Psalm 11:4
The LORD is in His holy temple; the LORD is on His heavenly throne. His eyes are watching closely; they examine the sons of men.

Isaiah 41:1
"Be silent before Me, O islands, and let the peoples renew their strength. Let them come forward and testify; let us together draw near for judgment.

Jonah 2:7
As my life was fading away, I remembered the LORD. My prayer went up to You, to Your holy temple.

Micah 1:2
Hear, O peoples, all of you; Listen, O earth, and everyone in it! The Lord GOD will witness against you, the Lord from His holy temple.

Habakkuk 3:1
This is a prayer of Habakkuk the prophet, according to Shigionoth:

Zephaniah 1:7
Be silent in the presence of the Lord GOD, for the Day of the LORD is near. Indeed, the LORD has prepared a sacrifice; He has consecrated His guests.

Zechariah 2:13
Be silent before the LORD, all people, for He has roused Himself from His holy dwelling."

Treasury of Scripture

But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

the Lord.

Psalm 11:4 The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD's throne is in heaven: his …

Psalm 115:3 But our God is in the heavens: he has done whatever he has pleased.

Psalm 132:13,14 For the LORD has chosen Zion; he has desired it for his habitation…

Isaiah 6:1 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the LORD sitting on …

Isaiah 66:1,6 Thus said the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my …

Jonah 2:4,7 Then I said, I am cast out of your sight; yet I will look again toward …

Ephesians 2:21,22 In whom all the building fitly framed together grows to an holy temple …

let all the earth keep silence before him. Heb. be silent all the earth before him.

Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, …

Psalm 76:8,9 You did cause judgment to be heard from heaven; the earth feared, …

Zephaniah 1:7 Hold your peace at the presence of the Lord GOD: for the day of the …

Zechariah 2:13 Be silent, O all flesh, before the LORD: for he is raised up out …







Lexicon
But the LORD
וַֽיהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

is in His holy
קָדְשׁ֑וֹ (qā·ḏə·šōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6944: A sacred place, thing, sanctity

temple;
בְּהֵיכַ֣ל (bə·hê·ḵal)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1964: A large public building, palace, temple

let all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the earth
הָאָֽרֶץ׃ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

be silent
הַ֥ס (has)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2013: Hush! keep silence!

before Him.”
מִפָּנָ֖יו (mip·pā·nāw)
Preposition-m | Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face
(20) But the Lord.--And while all this false worship prevails, the true World-ruler abides, and His presence is in His temple at Jerusalem. To Him the prophet's eyes are now turned. He ceases his denunciations of the invader, and finds solace in the glorious anticipations of the lyrical ode (Habakkuk 3:1-15) which follows.

Verse 20. - The prophet contrasts the majesty of Jehovah with these dumb and lifeless idols. His holy temple. Not the shrine at Jerusalem, but heaven itself (see Psalm 11:4, and note on Micah 1:2). Let all the earth keep silence before him. Like subjects in the presence of their king, awaiting his judgment and the issue to which all these things tend (comp. ver. 14; Psalm 76:8, etc.; Zephaniah 1:7; Zechariah 2:13). Septuagint, Αὀλαβείσθω ἀπὸ προσώπου αὐτοῦ, κ.τ.λ, "Let all the earth fear before him."



2:15-20 A severe woe is pronounced against drunkenness; it is very fearful against all who are guilty of drunkenness at any time, and in any place, from the stately palace to the paltry ale-house. To give one drink who is in want, who is thirsty and poor, or a weary traveller, or ready to perish, is charity; but to give a neighbour drink, that he may expose himself, may disclose secret concerns, or be drawn into a bad bargain, or for any such purpose, this is wickedness. To be guilty of this sin, to take pleasure in it, is to do what we can towards the murder both of soul and body. There is woe to him, and punishment answering to the sin. The folly of worshipping idols is exposed. The Lord is in his holy temple in heaven, where we have access to him in the way he has appointed. May we welcome his salvation, and worship him in his earthly temples, through Christ Jesus, and by the influence of the Holy Spirit.
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