New Living Translation
"What sorrow awaits you who build big houses with money gained dishonestly! You believe your wealth will buy security, putting your family's nest beyond the reach of danger.
King James Bible
Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil!
Darby Bible Translation
Woe to him that getteth iniquitous gain to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the grasp of evil!
World English Bible
Woe to him who gets an evil gain for his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the hand of evil!
Young's Literal Translation
Woe to him who is gaining evil gain for his house, To set on high his nest, To be delivered from the hand of evil,
Habakkuk 2:9 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:9 To his house - His family which he would enrich, and raise high. Delivered - Kept secure and out of danger from all below him.
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Habakkuk-On his Watch-Tower
Meditations Before Dinner and Supper.
What sorrow for you who buy up house after house and field after field, until everyone is evicted and you live alone in the land.
And the LORD says, "What sorrow awaits Jehoiakim, who builds his palace with forced labor. He builds injustice into its walls, for he makes his neighbors work for nothing. He does not pay them for their labor.
You have been deceived by the fear you inspire in others and by your own pride. You live in a rock fortress and control the mountain heights. But even if you make your nest among the peaks with the eagles, I will bring you crashing down," says the LORD.
You are a city by a great river, a great center of commerce, but your end has come. The thread of your life is cut.
Your leaders are like wolves who tear apart their victims. They actually destroy people's lives for money!
But even if you soar as high as eagles and build your nest among the stars, I will bring you crashing down," says the LORD.
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