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Will not your own creditors suddenly rise,

and those who make you tremble wake up?

Then you will be booty for them.

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7. suddenly—the answer to the question, "How long?" (Hab 2:6).

bite—often used of usury; so favoring Lee's rendering (Hab 2:6). As the Chaldean, like a usurer, oppressed others, so other nations shall, like usurers, take pledges of, that is, spoil, him.