Habakkuk 2:9
Good News Translation
You are doomed! You have made your family rich with what you took by violence, and have tried to make your own home safe from harm and danger!

Contemporary English Version
You're doomed! You made your family rich at the expense of others. You even said to yourself, "I'm above the law."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Woe to him that gathereth together an evil covetousness to his house, that his nest may be on high, and thinketh he may be delivered out of the hand of evil.

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Woe to him that gathereth together an evil covetousness to his house, that his nest may be on high, and thinketh he may be delivered out of the hand of evil.

that coveteth an evil covetousness.

Genesis 13:10-13 And Lot lifting up his eyes, saw all the country about the Jordan, which was watered throughout, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrha, as the paradise of the Lord, and like Egypt as one comes to Segor. . . .

Genesis 19:26-38 And his wife looking behind her, was turned into a statue of salt. . . .

Deuteronomy 7:25,26 Their graven things thou shalt burn with fire: thou shalt not covet the silver and gold of which they are made, neither shalt thou take to thee any thing thereof, lest thou offend, because it is an abomination to the Lord thy God. . . .

Joshua 7:21-26 For I saw among the spoils a scarlet garment, exceeding good, and two hundred sicles of silver, and a golden rule of fifty sicles: and I coveted them, and I took them away, and hid them in the ground in the midst of my tent, and the silver I covered with the earth that I dug up. . . .

1 Kings 21:2-4,19-24 And Achab spoke to Naboth, saying: Give me thy vineyard, that I may make me a garden of herbs, because it is nigh, and adjoining to my house; and I will give thee for it a better vineyard: or if thou think it more convenient for thee, I will give thee the worth of it in money. . . .

2 Kings 5:20-27 But Giezi, the servant of the man of God, said: My master hath spared Naaman this Syrian, in not receiving of him that which he brought: as the Lord liveth, I will run after him, and take something of him. . . .

Job 20:19-28 Because he broke in and stripped the poor: he hath violently taken away a house which he did not build. . . .

Jeremiah 22:13-19 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. . . .

Zechariah 5:1-4 And I turned and lifted up my eyes: and I saw, and behold a volume flying. . . .

Acts 1:17-25 Who was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry. . . .

Jude 1:11 Woe unto them! For they have gone in the way of Cain: and after the error of Balaam they have for reward poured out themselves and have perished in the contradiction of Core.

set.

Psalm 10:3-6 For the sinner is praised in the desires of his soul: and the unjust man is blessed. . . .

Psalm 49:11 And their sepulchres shall be their houses for ever. Their dwelling places to all generations: they have called their lands by their names.

Psalm 52:7 Behold the man that made not God his helper: But trusted in the abundance of his riches: and prevailed in his vanity.

Proverbs 18:11,12 The substance of the rich man is the city of his strength, and as a strong wall compassing him about. . . .

Isaiah 28:15 For you have said: We have entered into a league with death, and we have made a covenant with hell. When the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come upon us: for we have placed our hope in lies, and by falsehood we are protected.

Isaiah 47:7-9 And thou hast said: I shall be a lady for ever: thou hast not laid these things to thy heart, neither hast thou remembered thy latter end. . . .

Jeremiah 49:16 Thy arrogancy hath deceived thee, and the pride of thy heart: O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, and endeavourest to lay hold on the height of the hill: but though thou shouldst make thy nest as high as an eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the Lord.

Obadiah 1:4 The pride of thy heart hath lifted thee up, who dwellest in the clefts of the rocks, and settest up thy throne on high: who sayest in thy heart: Who shall bring me down to the ground?

power of evil.

Context
Woe to the Chaldeans
8Because 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. 9Woe to him that gathereth together an evil covetousness to his house, that his nest may be on high, and thinketh he may be delivered out of the hand of evil.10Thou hast devised confusion to thy house, thou hast cut off many people, and thy soul hath sinned.…
Cross References
Isaiah 5:8
Woe to you that join house to house and lay field to field, even to the end of the place: shall you alone dwell in the midst of the earth?

Jeremiah 22:13
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.

Jeremiah 49:16
Thy arrogancy hath deceived thee, and the pride of thy heart: O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, and endeavourest to lay hold on the height of the hill: but though thou shouldst make thy nest as high as an eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the Lord.

Jeremiah 51:13
O thou that dwellest upon many waters, rich in treasures, thy end is come for thy entire destruction.

Ezekiel 22:27
Her princes in the midst of her, are like wolves ravening the prey to shed blood, and to destroy souls, and to run after gains through covetousness.

Obadiah 1:4
The pride of thy heart hath lifted thee up, who dwellest in the clefts of the rocks, and settest up thy throne on high: who sayest in thy heart: Who shall bring me down to the ground?

Additional Translations
Woe to him who builds his house by unjust gain, to place his nest on high and escape the hand of disaster!Woe to him that covets an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil!

Woe to him that getteth an evil gain for his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the hand of evil!

Woe to him that covets an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evils.

Woe to him that getteth iniquitous gain to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the grasp of evil!

Woe to him that getteth an evil gain for his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the hand of evil!

Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil!

Woe to him who gets an evil gain for his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the hand of evil!

Woe to him who is gaining evil gain for his house, To set on high his nest, To be delivered from the hand of evil,
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