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The oracle that the prophet Habakkuk saw.


The Prophet’s Complaint


O Lord, how long shall I cry for help,

and you will not listen?

Or cry to you “Violence!”

and you will not save?


Why do you make me see wrongdoing

and look at trouble?

Destruction and violence are before me;

strife and contention arise.


So the law becomes slack

and justice never prevails.

The wicked surround the righteous—

therefore judgment comes forth perverted.


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The commentary does not cover Habakkuk 1:1-4.