Habakkuk 1:7
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New Living Translation
They are notorious for their cruelty and do whatever they like.

King James Bible
They are terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves.

Darby Bible Translation
They are terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their dignity proceed from themselves.

World English Bible
They are feared and dreaded. Their judgment and their dignity proceed from themselves.

Young's Literal Translation
Terrible and fearful it is, From itself its judgment and its excellency go forth.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

1:7 Their judgment - The law they observe, is their own will. Their dignity - Their authority is all from themselves, without respect to any other law or rule whatever.

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Habakkuk
The precise interpretation of the book of Habakkuk presents unusual difficulties; but, brief and difficult as it is, it is clear that Habakkuk was a great prophet, of earnest, candid soul, and he has left us one of the noblest and most penetrating words in the history of religion, ii. 4b. The prophecy may be placed about the year 600 B.C. The Assyrian empire had fallen, and by the battle of Carchemish in 605 B.C., Babylonian supremacy was practically established over Western Asia. Josiah's reformation,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

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Isaiah 18:2
that sends ambassadors in swift boats down the river. Go, swift messengers! Take a message to a tall, smooth-skinned people, who are feared far and wide for their conquests and destruction, and whose land is divided by rivers.

Isaiah 18:7
At that time the LORD of Heaven's Armies will receive gifts from this land divided by rivers, from this tall, smooth-skinned people, who are feared far and wide for their conquests and destruction. They will bring the gifts to Jerusalem, where the LORD of Heaven's Armies dwells.

Jeremiah 39:5
But the Babylonian troops chased the king and caught him on the plains of Jericho. They took him to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, who was at Riblah in the land of Hamath. There the king of Babylon pronounced judgment upon Zedekiah.

Daniel 2:31
"In your vision, Your Majesty, you saw standing before you a huge, shining statue of a man. It was a frightening sight.

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