Habakkuk 2:20
New International Version
The LORD is in his holy temple; let all the earth be silent before him.

New Living Translation
But the LORD is in his holy Temple. Let all the earth be silent before him.”

English Standard Version
But the LORD is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before him.”

Berean Study Bible
But the LORD is in His holy temple; let all the earth be silent before Him.

King James Bible
But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

New King James Version
“But the LORD is in His holy temple. Let all the earth keep silence before Him.”

New American Standard Bible
“But the LORD is in His holy temple. Let all the earth be silent before Him.”

NASB 1995
“But the LORD is in His holy temple. Let all the earth be silent before Him.”

NASB 1977
“But the LORD is in His holy temple. Let all the earth be silent before Him.”

Amplified Bible
“But the LORD is in His holy temple. Let all the earth hush and be silent before Him.”

Christian Standard Bible
But the LORD is in his holy temple; let the whole earth be silent in his presence.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But the LORD is in His holy temple; let everyone on earth be silent in His presence.

American Standard Version
But Jehovah is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And LORD JEHOVAH is in the temple of his holiness. All the Earth shall be shaken from before him!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But the Lord is in his holy temple: let all the earth fear before him.

Contemporary English Version
Let all the world be silent--the LORD is present in his holy temple.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the Lord is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

English Revised Version
But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

Good News Translation
The LORD is in his holy Temple; let everyone on earth be silent in his presence.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD is in his holy temple. All the earth should be silent in his presence.

International Standard Version
"The LORD is in his holy Temple. All the earth—be quiet in his presence."

JPS Tanakh 1917
But the LORD is in His holy temple; Let all the earth keep silence before Him.

Literal Standard Version
And YHWH [is] in His holy temple, Be silent before Him, all the earth!”

NET Bible
But the LORD is in his majestic palace. The whole earth is speechless in his presence!"

New Heart English Bible
But the LORD is in his holy temple. Let all the earth be silent before him."

World English Bible
But Yahweh is in his holy temple. Let all the earth be silent before him!"

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah is in His holy temple, Be silent before Him, all the earth!

Additional Translations ...
Context
Woe to the Chaldeans
19Woe to him who says to wood, ‘Awake!’ or to silent stone, ‘Arise!’ Can it give guidance? Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silver, yet there is no breath in it at all.” 20But the LORD is in His holy temple; let all the earth be silent before Him.

Cross References
Psalm 11:4
The LORD is in His holy temple; the LORD is on His heavenly throne. His eyes are watching closely; they examine the sons of men.

Isaiah 41:1
"Be silent before Me, O islands, and let the peoples renew their strength. Let them come forward and testify; let us together draw near for judgment.

Jonah 2:7
As my life was fading away, I remembered the LORD. My prayer went up to You, to Your holy temple.

Micah 1:2
Hear, O peoples, all of you; listen, O earth, and everyone in it! May the Lord GOD bear witness against you, the Lord from His holy temple.

Habakkuk 3:1
This is a prayer of Habakkuk the prophet, according to Shigionoth:

Zephaniah 1:7
Be silent in the presence of the Lord GOD, for the Day of the LORD is near. Indeed, the LORD has prepared a sacrifice; He has consecrated His guests.

Zechariah 2:13
Be silent before the LORD, all people, for He has roused Himself from His holy dwelling."


Treasury of Scripture

But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

the Lord.

Psalm 11:4
The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD'S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.

Psalm 115:3
But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.

Psalm 132:13,14
For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation…

Psalm 46:10
Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

Psalm 76:8,9
Thou didst cause judgment to be heard from heaven; the earth feared, and was still, …

Zephaniah 1:7
Hold thy peace at the presence of the Lord GOD: for the day of the LORD is at hand: for the LORD hath prepared a sacrifice, he hath bid his guests.









(20) But the Lord.--And while all this false worship prevails, the true World-ruler abides, and His presence is in His temple at Jerusalem. To Him the prophet's eyes are now turned. He ceases his denunciations of the invader, and finds solace in the glorious anticipations of the lyrical ode (Habakkuk 3:1-15) which follows.

Verse 20. - The prophet contrasts the majesty of Jehovah with these dumb and lifeless idols. His holy temple. Not the shrine at Jerusalem, but heaven itself (see Psalm 11:4, and note on Micah 1:2). Let all the earth keep silence before him. Like subjects in the presence of their king, awaiting his judgment and the issue to which all these things tend (comp. ver. 14; Psalm 76:8, etc.; Zephaniah 1:7; Zechariah 2:13). Septuagint, Αὀλαβείσθω ἀπὸ προσώπου αὐτοῦ, κ.τ.λ, "Let all the earth fear before him."



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But the LORD
וַֽיהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

is in His holy
קָדְשׁ֑וֹ (qā·ḏə·šōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6944: A sacred place, thing, sanctity

temple;
בְּהֵיכַ֣ל (bə·hê·ḵal)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1964: A large public building, palace, temple

let all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the earth
הָאָֽרֶץ׃ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

be silent
הַ֥ס (has)
Interjection
Strong's 2013: Hush! keep silence!

before Him.”
מִפָּנָ֖יו (mip·pā·nāw)
Preposition-m | Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6440: The face


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