Habakkuk 1:8
Parallel Verses
King James Version
Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves: and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly as the eagle that hasteth to eat.

Darby Bible Translation
And their horses are swifter than the leopards, and are more agile than the evening wolves; and their horsemen prance proudly, and their horsemen come from afar: they fly as an eagle that hasteth to devour.

World English Bible
Their horses also are swifter than leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves. Their horsemen press proudly on. Yes, their horsemen come from afar. They fly as an eagle that hurries to devour.

Young's Literal Translation
Swifter than leopards have been its horses, And sharper than evening wolves, And increased have its horsemen, Even its horsemen from afar come in, They fly as an eagle, hasting to consume.

Habakkuk 1:8 Parallel
Commentary
King James Translators' Notes

fierce: Heb. sharp

Geneva Study Bible

Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves: and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly as the eagle that hasteth to eat.Habakkuk 1:8 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Ahaz
The accession of Ahaz to the throne brought Isaiah and his associates face to face with conditions more appalling than any that had hitherto existed in the realm of Judah. Many who had formerly withstood the seductive influence of idolatrous practices were now being persuaded to take part in the worship of heathen deities. Princes in Israel were proving untrue to their trust; false prophets were arising with messages to lead astray; even some of the priests were teaching for hire. Yet the leaders
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

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

Manasseh and Josiah
The kingdom of Judah, prosperous throughout the times of Hezekiah, was once more brought low during the long years of Manasseh's wicked reign, when paganism was revived, and many of the people were led into idolatry. "Manasseh made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to err, and to do worse than the heathen." 2 Chronicles 33:9. The glorious light of former generations was followed by the darkness of superstition and error. Gross evils sprang up and flourished--tyranny, oppression, hatred of all
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Matthew 24:28
For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

Job 9:26
They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth to the prey.

Isaiah 11:14
But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines toward the west; they shall spoil them of the east together: they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obey them.

Jeremiah 4:13
Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his chariots shall be as a whirlwind: his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe unto us! for we are spoiled.

Jeremiah 5:6
Wherefore a lion out of the forest shall slay them, and a wolf of the evenings shall spoil them, a leopard shall watch over their cities: every one that goeth out thence shall be torn in pieces: because their transgressions are many, and their backslidings are increased.

Jeremiah 48:40
For thus saith the LORD; Behold, he shall fly as an eagle, and shall spread his wings over Moab.

Jeremiah 50:42
They shall hold the bow and the lance: they are cruel, and will not shew mercy: their voice shall roar like the sea, and they shall ride upon horses, every one put in array, like a man to the battle, against thee, O daughter of Babylon.

Jump to Previous
Afar Agile Cavalry Cruel Desert Devour Dusk Eagle Eat Evening Far Fierce Fiercer Flight Fly Food Galloping Hasteth Horsemen Horses Hurries Keener Prance Press Proudly Quicker Rushing Spread Swift Swifter Swooping Themselves Vulture Wolves
Jump to Next
Afar Agile Cavalry Cruel Desert Devour Dusk Eagle Eat Evening Far Fierce Fiercer Flight Fly Food Galloping Hasteth Horsemen Horses Hurries Keener Prance Press Proudly Quicker Rushing Spread Swift Swifter Swooping Themselves Vulture Wolves
Links
Habakkuk 1:8 NIV
Habakkuk 1:8 NLT
Habakkuk 1:8 ESV
Habakkuk 1:8 NASB
Habakkuk 1:8 KJV

Habakkuk 1:8 Bible Apps
Habakkuk 1:8 Biblia Paralela
Habakkuk 1:8 Chinese Bible
Habakkuk 1:8 French Bible
Habakkuk 1:8 German Bible

Habakkuk 1:8 Commentaries

Bible Hub
Habakkuk 1:7
Top of Page
Top of Page