New Living Translation
But the LORD is in his holy Temple. Let all the earth be silent before him."
King James Bible
But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.
Darby Bible Translation
But Jehovah is in his holy temple. Let all the earth keep silence before him!
World English Bible
But Yahweh is in his holy temple. Let all the earth be silent before him!"
Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah is in His holy temple, Be silent before Him, all the earth!
Habakkuk 2:20 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:20 The Lord - He is Jehovah, the fountain of being, life, power, and salvation to his people. Keep silence - Fear, submit, and depend on him; let his enemies be silent, reverence, hope, pray and wait for him, who will arise and have mercy on them, who will make it to be well with the righteous, and ill with the wicked, who will fully and satisfactorily solve the doubts, and unfold the riddles of his providence.
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Habakkuk-On his Watch-Tower
Meditations Before Dinner and Supper.
But the LORD is in his holy Temple; the LORD still rules from heaven. He watches everyone closely, examining every person on earth.
"Listen in silence before me, you lands beyond the sea. Bring your strongest arguments. Come now and speak. The court is ready for your case.
As my life was slipping away, I remembered the LORD. And my earnest prayer went out to you in your holy Temple.
Attention! Let all the people of the world listen! Let the earth and everything in it hear. The Sovereign LORD is making accusations against you; the Lord speaks from his holy Temple.
This prayer was sung by the prophet Habakkuk:
Stand in silence in the presence of the Sovereign LORD, for the awesome day of the LORD's judgment is near. The LORD has prepared his people for a great slaughter and has chosen their executioners.
Be silent before the LORD, all humanity, for he is springing into action from his holy dwelling."
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