Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never goes forth. For the wicked hem in the righteous; therefore, justice is perverted.
Cross ReferencesPsalm 22:12
Many bulls surround me; strong bulls of Bashan encircle me.
Do you indeed speak justly, O rulers? Do you judge uprightly, O sons of men?
No, in your hearts you devise injustice; with your hands you mete out violence on the earth.
It is time for the LORD to act, for they have broken Your law.
See how the faithful city has become a harlot! She once was full of justice; righteousness resided within her, but now only murderers!
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who turn darkness to light and light to darkness, who replace bitter with sweet and sweet with bitter.
For our transgressions are multiplied before You, and our sins testify against us. Our transgressions are indeed with us, and we know our iniquities:
So justice is turned away, and righteousness stands at a distance. For truth has stumbled in the public square, and honesty cannot enter.
Righteous are You, O LORD, when I plead before You. Yet I wish to contend with You: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all the faithless live at ease?
And He said to me, "The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceedingly great. The land is full of bloodshed, and the city full of perversity. For they say, 'The LORD has forsaken the land; the LORD does not see.'
Chapter Outline1. Unto Habakkuk, complaining of the iniquity of the land,
5. is shown the fearful vengeance by the Chaldeans.
12. He complains that vengeance should be executed by them who are far worse.
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
1 Kings 21:13
Psalm 58:1, 2
Psalm 59:2, 4
Psalm 94:3, 20, 21
Isaiah 59:2-8, 13-15
Jeremiah 12:1, 6
Jeremiah 26:8, 21-23
Amos 5:7, 12
Micah 2:1, 2
Matthew 27:1, 2, 25, 26
Acts 7:52, 59
James 2:6, 7
Exodus 23:2, 6
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