New International Version
Then the LORD replied: "Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it.
King James Bible
And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah answered me and said, Write the vision, and engrave it upon tablets, that he may run that readeth it.
World English Bible
Yahweh answered me, "Write the vision, and make it plain on tablets, that he who runs may read it.
Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah answereth me and saith: 'Write a vision, and explain on the tables, That he may run who is reading it.
Habakkuk 2:2 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Write the vision - Carefully take down all that I shall say.
Make it plain upon tables - Write it in a full plain, legible hand.
That he may run that readeth it - That he who attentively peruses it may speed to save his life from the irruption of the Chaldeans, by which so many shall be cut off. The prophet does not mean that the words are to be made so plain, that a man running by may easily read them, and catch their meaning. This interpretation has been frequently given; and it has been incautiously applied to the whole of the Bible: "God's book is so plain, that he that runs may read;" but it is very foolish: God never intends that his words shall be understood by the careless. He that reads, studies, meditates, and prays, shall understand every portion of this sacred book that relates immediately to his own salvation. But no trifler can understand it. If the contents of a play-bill were to be read as many read the Bible, they would know just as much of the one as they do of the other.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibrarySeptember 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.
"Hear the Word of the Lord, Ye Rulers of Sodom, Give Ear unto the Law of Our God, Ye People of Gomorrah,"
Letter vi (Circa A. D. 1127) to the Same
For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.
"Write, therefore, what you have seen, what is now and what will take place later.
And you shall write very clearly all the words of this law on these stones you have set up."
The LORD said to me, "Take a large scroll and write on it with an ordinary pen: Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz."
"This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'Write in a book all the words I have spoken to you.
"Take a scroll and write on it all the words I have spoken to you concerning Israel, Judah and all the other nations from the time I began speaking to you in the reign of Josiah till now.
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