Habakkuk 2:12
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New International Version
"Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshed and establishes a town by injustice!

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
Woe to him who is building a city by blood, And establishing a city by iniquity.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Wo to him that buildeth a town with blood - At the expense of much slaughter. This is the answer of the beam to the stone.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Genesis 4:11-17 And now are you cursed from the earth, which has opened her mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand...

Joshua 6:26 And Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before the LORD, that rises up and builds this city Jericho...

1 Kings 16:34 In his days did Hiel the Bethelite build Jericho: he laid the foundation thereof in Abiram his firstborn...

Jeremiah 22:13-17 Woe to him that builds his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by wrong; that uses his neighbor's service without wages...

Ezekiel 24:9 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; Woe to the bloody city! I will even make the pile for fire great.

Daniel 4:27-31 Why, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to you, and break off your sins by righteousness...

Micah 3:10 They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.

Nahum 3:1 Woe to the bloody city! it is all full of lies and robbery; the prey departs not;

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

Revelation 17:6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her...

blood. Heb. bloods.

Habakkuk 2:8 Because you have spoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people shall spoil you; because of men's blood...

Library
September 15. "Though it Tarry, Wait for It, for it Will Surely Come, and Will not Tarry" (Hab. Ii. 3).
"Though it tarry, wait for it, for it will surely come, and will not tarry" (Hab. ii. 3). Some things have their cycle in an hour and some in a century; but His plans shall complete their cycle whether long or short. The tender annual which blossoms for a season and dies, and the Columbian aloe, which develops in a century, each is true to its normal principle. Many of us desire to pluck our fruit in June rather than wait until October, and so, of course, it is sour and immature; but God's purposes
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Of Rest in the Presence of God --Its Fruits --Inward Silence --God Commands it --Outward Silence.
The soul, being brought to this place, needs no other preparation than that of repose: for the presence of God during the day, which is the great result of prayer, or rather prayer itself, begins to be intuitive and almost continual. The soul is conscious of a deep inward happiness, and feels that God is in it more truly than it is in itself. It has only one thing to do in order to find God, which is to retire within itself. As soon as the eyes are closed, it finds itself in prayer. It is astonished
Jeanne Marie Bouvières—A Short Method Of Prayer And Spiritual Torrents

"Hear the Word of the Lord, Ye Rulers of Sodom, Give Ear unto the Law of Our God, Ye People of Gomorrah,"
Isaiah i. 10, 11, &c.--"Hear the word of the Lord, ye rulers of Sodom, give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah," &c. It is strange to think what mercy is mixed with the most wrath like strokes and threatenings. There is no prophet whose office and commission is only for judgment, nay, to speak the truth, it is mercy that premises threatenings. The entering of the law, both in the commands and curses, is to make sin abound, that grace may superabound, so that both rods and threatenings
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Letter vi (Circa A. D. 1127) to the Same
To the Same He protests against the reputation for holiness which is attributed to him, and promises to communicate the treatises which he has written. I. Even if I should give myself to you entirely that would be too little a thing still in my eyes, to have recompensed towards you even the half of the kindly feeling which you express towards my humility. I congratulate myself, indeed, on the honour which you have done me; but my joy, I confess, is tempered by the thought that it is not anything
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

Cross References
2 Corinthians 1:21
Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us,

Ezekiel 24:9
"'Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "'Woe to the city of bloodshed! I, too, will pile the wood high.

Micah 3:10
who build Zion with bloodshed, and Jerusalem with wickedness.

Nahum 3:1
Woe to the city of blood, full of lies, full of plunder, never without victims!

Habakkuk 2:6
"Will not all of them taunt him with ridicule and scorn, saying, "'Woe to him who piles up stolen goods and makes himself wealthy by extortion! How long must this go on?'

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