Habakkuk 1:9
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New Living Translation
"On they come, all bent on violence. Their hordes advance like a desert wind, sweeping captives ahead of them like sand.

King James Bible
They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup up as the east wind, and they shall gather the captivity as the sand.

Darby Bible Translation
They come all of them for violence: the crowd of their faces is forwards, and they gather captives as the sand.

World English Bible
All of them come for violence. Their hordes face the desert. He gathers prisoners like sand.

Young's Literal Translation
Wholly for violence it doth come in, Their faces swallowing up the east wind, And it doth gather as the sand a captivity.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

1:9 For violence - To enrich themselves by making a prey of all. Their faces - Their very countenances shall be as blasting as the east - wind.

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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

Cross References
2 Kings 12:17
About this time King Hazael of Aram went to war against Gath and captured it. Then he turned to attack Jerusalem.

Daniel 11:17
He will make plans to come with the might of his entire kingdom and will form an alliance with the king of the south. He will give him a daughter in marriage in order to overthrow the kingdom from within, but his plan will fail.

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