New Living Translation
Will you let them get away with this forever? Will they succeed forever in their heartless conquests?
King James Bible
Shall they therefore empty their net, and not spare continually to slay the nations?
Darby Bible Translation
Shall he therefore empty his net, and not spare to slay the nations continually?
World English Bible
Will he therefore continually empty his net, and kill the nations without mercy?
Young's Literal Translation
Doth he therefore empty his net, And continually to slay nations spare not?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:17 Empty their net - As fisher - men empty the full net to fill it again.
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
For the LORD has crushed your wicked power and broken your evil rule.
You struck the people with endless blows of rage and held the nations in your angry grip with unrelenting tyranny.
The fishermen will lament for lack of work. Those who cast hooks into the Nile will groan, and those who use nets will lose heart.
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