New Living Translation
They sweep past like the wind and are gone. But they are deeply guilty, for their own strength is their god."
King James Bible
Then shall his mind change, and he shall pass over, and offend, imputing this his power unto his god.
Darby Bible Translation
Then will his mind change, and he will pass on, and become guilty: this his power is become his +god.
World English Bible
Then he sweeps by like the wind, and goes on. He is indeed guilty, whose strength is his god."
Young's Literal Translation
Then passed on hath the spirit, Yea, he doth transgress, And doth ascribe this his power to his god.
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The precise interpretation of the book of Habakkuk presents unusual difficulties; but, brief and difficult as it is, it is clear that Habakkuk was a great prophet, of earnest, candid soul, and he has left us one of the noblest and most penetrating words in the history of religion, ii. 4b. The prophecy may be placed about the year 600 B.C. The Assyrian empire had fallen, and by the battle of Carchemish in 605 B.C., Babylonian supremacy was practically established over Western Asia. Josiah's reformation, …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
In those days Israel was holy to the LORD, the first of his children. All who harmed his people were declared guilty, and disaster fell on them. I, the LORD, have spoken!"
The time is coming when the LORD will say to the people of Jerusalem, "My dear people, a burning wind is blowing in from the desert, and it's not a gentle breeze useful for winnowing grain.
It is a roaring blast sent by me! Now I will pronounce your destruction!"
As he looked out across the city, he said, 'Look at this great city of Babylon! By my own mighty power, I have built this beautiful city as my royal residence to display my majestic splendor.'
Then they will worship their nets and burn incense in front of them. "These nets are the gods who have made us rich!" they will claim.
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