New International Version
"Woe to him who builds his house by unjust gain, setting his nest on high to escape the clutches of ruin!
King James Bible
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!
Darby Bible Translation
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!
World English Bible
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!
Young's Literal Translation
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,
Habakkuk 2:9 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
An evil covetousness to his house - Nebuchadnezzar wished to aggrandize his family, and make his empire permanent: but both family and empire were soon cut off by the death of his son Belshazzar, and the consequent destruction of the Chaldean empire.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
that coveteth an evil covetousness. or, that gaineth an evil gain.
power of evil. Heb. palm of the hand.
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
Woe to you who add house to house and join field to field till no space is left and you live alone in the land.
"Woe to him who builds his palace by unrighteousness, his upper rooms by injustice, making his own people work for nothing, not paying them for their labor.
The terror you inspire and the pride of your heart have deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rocks, who occupy the heights of the hill. Though you build your nest as high as the eagle's, from there I will bring you down," declares the LORD.
You who live by many waters and are rich in treasures, your end has come, the time for you to be destroyed.
Her officials within her are like wolves tearing their prey; they shed blood and kill people to make unjust gain.
Though you soar like the eagle and make your nest among the stars, from there I will bring you down," declares the LORD.
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