Habakkuk 2:13
Good News Translation
The nations you conquered wore themselves out in useless labor, and all they have built goes up in flames. The LORD Almighty has done this.

Contemporary English Version
But the LORD All-Powerful sends up in flames what nations and people work so hard to gain.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Are 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.

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Are 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.

is it.

Genesis 11:6-9 And he said: Behold, it is one people, and all have one tongue: and they have begun to do this, neither will they leave off from their designs, till they accomplish them in deed. . . .

2 Samuel 15:31 And it was told David that Achitophel also was in the conspiracy with Absalom, and David said: Infatuate, O Lord, I beseech thee, the counsel of Achitophel.

Job 5:13,14 Who catcheth the wise in their craftiness, and disappointeth the counsel of the wicked: . . .

Psalm 39:6 Surely man passeth as an image: yea, and he is disquieted in vain. He storeth up: and he knoweth not for whom he shall gather these things.

Psalm 127:1,2 A gradual canticle of Solomon. Unless the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it. Unless the Lord keep the city, he watcheth in vain that keepeth it. . . .

Proverbs 21:30 There is no wisdom, there is no prudence, there is no counsel against the Lord.

Isaiah 41:5-8 The islands saw it, and feared, the ends of the earth were astonished, they drew near, and came. . . .

Isaiah 50:11 Behold all you that kindle a fire, encompassed with flames, walk in the light of your fire, and in the flames which you have kindled: this is done to you by my hand, you shall sleep in sorrows.

Isaiah 55:2 Why do you spend money for that which is not bread, and your labour for that which doth not satisfy you? Hearken diligently to me, and eat that which is good, and your soul shall be delighted in fatness.

Jeremiah 51:58,64 Thus saith the Lord of hosts: That broad wall of Babylon shall be utterly broken down, and her high gates shall be burnt with fire, and the labours of the people shall come to nothing, and of the nations shall go to the fire, and shall perish. . . .

Malachi 1:4 But if Edom shall say: We are destroyed, but we will return and build up what hath been destroyed: thus saith the Lord of hosts: They shall build up, and I will throw down: and they shall be called the borders of wickedness, and the people with whom the Lord is angry for ever.

for very vanity.

Context
Woe to the Chaldeans
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.14For the earth shall be filled, that men may know the glory of the Lord, as waters covering the sea.…
Cross References
Isaiah 50:11
Behold all you that kindle a fire, encompassed with flames, walk in the light of your fire, and in the flames which you have kindled: this is done to you by my hand, you shall sleep in sorrows.

Jeremiah 51:58
Thus saith the Lord of hosts: That broad wall of Babylon shall be utterly broken down, and her high gates shall be burnt with fire, and the labours of the people shall come to nothing, and of the nations shall go to the fire, and shall perish.

Additional Translations
Is it not indeed from the LORD of Hosts that the labor of the people only feeds the fire, and nations weary themselves in vain?Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the people shall labor in the very fire, and the people shall weary themselves for very vanity?

Behold, is it not of Jehovah of hosts that the peoples labor for the fire, and the nations weary themselves for vanity?

Are not these things of the Lord Almighty? surely many people have been exhausted in the fire, and many nations have fainted.

Behold, is it not of Jehovah of hosts that the peoples labour for the fire, and the nations weary themselves in vain?

Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the peoples labour for the fire, and the nations weary themselves for vanity?

Behold, is it not from the LORD of hosts that the people shall labor in the very fire, and the people shall weary themselves for very vanity?

Behold, isn't it of Yahweh of Armies that the peoples labor for the fire, and the nations weary themselves for vanity?

Lo, is it not from Jehovah of Hosts And peoples are fatigued for fire, And nations for vanity are weary?
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