Unto Habakkuk, waiting for an answer, is shewed that he must walk by faith.
Habakkuk 2:1 I will stand vpon my watch, & set mee vpon the towre, and will watch to see what he will say vnto me, and what I shall answere when I am reproued. Habakkuk 2:2 And the LORD answered me and said, write the vision, and make it plaine vpon tables, that he may runne that readeth it. Habakkuk 2:3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tary, wait for it, because it will surely come, it wil not tary. Habakkuk 2:4 Behold, his soule [which] is lifted vp, is not vpright in him; but the iust shall liue by his faith.
The judgment upon the Chaldeans for unsatiableness,
Habakkuk 2:5 Yea also, because he transgresseth by wine, he is a proud man, neither keepeth at home, who enlargeth his desire as hell, and is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathereth vnto him all nations, & heapeth vnto him all people: Habakkuk 2:6 Shal not all these take vp a parable against him, and a tanting prouerbe against him, and say; Woe to him that increaseth [that which] is not his: how long? And to him that ladeth himselfe with thicke clay. Habakkuk 2:7 Shall they not rise vp suddenly that shall bite thee? And awake, that shall vexe thee? And thou shalt be for booties vnto them? Habakkuk 2:8 Because thou hast spoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people shal spoile thee: because of mens blood, and for the violence of the land, of the citie, and of all that dwell therein.
Habakkuk 2:9 Woe to him that coueteth an euill couetousnesse to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that hee may be deliuered from the power of euill. Habakkuk 2:10 Thou hast consulted shame to thy house, by cutting off many people, and hast sinned [against] thy soule. Habakkuk 2:11 For the stone shall crie out of the wall, and the beame out of the timber shall answere it.
Habakkuk 2:12 Woe to him that buildeth a towne with blood, and stablisheth a citie by iniquitie. Habakkuk 2:13 Behold, [is] it not of the LORD of hostes, that the people shall labour in the very fire, and the people shal wearie themselues for very vanitie? Habakkuk 2:14 For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters couer the Sea.
Habakkuk 2:15 Woe vnto him that giueth his neighbour drinke: that puttest thy bottell to [him], and makest [him] drunken also; that thou mayest looke on their nakednesse. Habakkuk 2:16 Thou art filled with shame for glory: drinke thou also, and let thy foreskin bee vncouered: the cup of the LORDS right hand shall be turned vnto thee, and shamefull spewing [shalbe] on thy glory. Habakkuk 2:17 For the violence of Lebanon shall couer thee: and the spoile of beasts, [which] made them afraide, because of mens blood, and for the violence of the land, of the city, & of al that dwel therin.
and for idolatry.
Habakkuk 2:18 What profiteth the grauen image, that the maker thereof hath grauen it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies, that the maker of his worke, trusteth therin, to make dumbe idoles. Habakkuk 2:19 Woe vnto him that saith to the wood, Awake: to the dumbe stone, Arise, it shall teach: behold, it is layed ouer with gold and siluer, and [there is] no breath at all in the middest of it. Habakkuk 2:20 But the LORD [is] in his holy temple: let all the earth keepe silence before him.