Habakkuk 2:12
Good News Translation
You are doomed! You founded a city on crime and built it up by murder.

Contemporary English Version
You're doomed! You built a city on crime and violence.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and prepareth a city by iniquity.

New American Bible
Ah! you who build a city by bloodshed, and who establish a town with injustice!

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and prepareth a city by iniquity.

him.

Genesis 4:11-17 Now therefore cursed shalt thou be upon the earth, which hath opened her mouth and received the blood of thy brother at thy hand. . . .

Joshua 6:26 Cursed be the man before the Lord, that shall raise up and build the city of Jericho. In his firstborn may he lay the foundation thereof, and in the last of his children set up its gates.

1 Kings 16:34 In his days Hiel, of Bethel, built Jericho: in Abiram, his firstborn, he laid its foundations: and in his youngest son, Segub, he set up the gates thereof: according to the word of the Lord, which he spoke in the hand of Josue, the son of Nun.

Jeremiah 22:13-17 Woe to him that buildeth up his house by injustice, and his chambers not in judgment: that will oppress his friend without cause, and will not pay him his wages. . . .

Ezekiel 24:9 Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Woe to the bloody city, of which I will make a great bonfire.

Daniel 4:27-31 And the king answered, and said: Is not this the great Babylon, which I have built, to be the seat of the kingdom, by the strength of my power, and in the glory of my excellence? . . .

Micah 3:10 Hear this, ye princes of the house of Jacob, and ye judges of the house of Israel: you that abhor judgment and pervert all that is right.

Nahum 3:1 Woe to thee, O city of blood, all full of lies and violence: rapine shall not depart from thee.

John 11:47-50 The chief priests, therefore, and the Pharisees gathered a council and said: What do we, for this man doth many miracles? . . .

Revelation 17:6 And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And I wondered, when I had seen her, with great admiration.

blood.

Habakkuk 2:8 Because thou hast spoiled many nations, all that shall be left of the people shall spoil thee: because of men's blood, and for the iniquity of the land, of the city, and of all that dwell therein.

Context
Woe to the Chaldeans
11For the stone shall cry out of the wall: and the timber that is between the joints of the building, shall answer. 12Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and prepareth a city by iniquity.13Are not these things from the Lord of hosts? for the people shall labour in a great fire: and the nations in vain, and they shall faint.…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 1:21
Now he that confirmeth us with you in Christ and that hath anointed us, is God:

Ezekiel 24:9
Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Woe to the bloody city, of which I will make a great bonfire.

Micah 3:10
Hear this, ye princes of the house of Jacob, and ye judges of the house of Israel: you that abhor judgment and pervert all that is right.

Nahum 3:1
Woe to thee, O city of blood, all full of lies and violence: rapine shall not depart from thee.

Habakkuk 2:6
Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a dark speech concerning him: and it shall be said: Woe to him that heapeth together that which is not his own? how long also doth he load himself with thick clay?

Additional Translations
Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshed and establishes a town by iniquity!Woe to him that builds a town with blood, and establishes a city by iniquity!

Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and establisheth a city by iniquity!

Woe to him that builds a city with blood, and establishes a city by unrighteousness.

Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and establisheth a city by unrighteousness!

Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and stablisheth a city by iniquity!

Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and establisheth a city by iniquity!

Woe to him who builds a town with blood, and establishes a city by iniquity!

Woe to him who is building a city by blood, And establishing a city by iniquity.
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