Habakkuk 2:12
Modern Translations
New International Version
"Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshed and establishes a town by injustice!

New Living Translation
“What sorrow awaits you who build cities with money gained through murder and corruption!

English Standard Version
“Woe to him who builds a town with blood and founds a city on iniquity!

Berean Study Bible
Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshed and establishes a town by iniquity!

New American Standard Bible
“Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshed, And founds a town with violence!

NASB 1995
"Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshed And founds a town with violence!

NASB 1977
“Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshed And founds a town with violence!

Amplified Bible
“Woe (judgment is coming) to him who builds a city with bloodshed And establishes a town by violence!

Christian Standard Bible
Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshed and founds a town with injustice!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshed and founds a town with injustice!

Contemporary English Version
You're doomed! You built a city on crime and violence.

Good News Translation
You are doomed! You founded a city on crime and built it up by murder.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
" 'How horrible it will be for the one who builds a city by slaughter and founds a town by crime.'

International Standard Version
"Woe to the one who founds a city upon bloodshed, and constructs a city by lawlessness.

NET Bible
The one who builds a city by bloodshed is as good as dead--he who starts a town by unjust deeds.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and stablisheth a city by iniquity!

New King James Version
“Woe to him who builds a town with bloodshed, Who establishes a city by iniquity!

King James 2000 Bible
Woe to him that builds a town with blood, and establishes a city by iniquity!

New Heart English Bible
Woe to him who builds a town with blood, and establishes a city by iniquity.

World English Bible
Woe to him who builds a town with blood, and establishes a city by iniquity!

American King James Version
Woe to him that builds a town with blood, and establishes a city by iniquity!

American Standard Version
Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and establisheth a city by iniquity!

A Faithful Version
Woe to him who builds a town with blood, and establishes a city by iniquity!

Darby Bible Translation
Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and establisheth a city by unrighteousness!

English Revised Version
Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and stablisheth a city by iniquity!

Webster's Bible Translation
Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and establisheth a city by iniquity!

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
Wo vnto him that buildeth a towne with blood, and erecteth a citie by iniquitie.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
Wo vnto him that buyldeth a towne with blood, and erecteth a citie by iniquitie.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
Wo vnto him, yt buyldeth the towne with bloude, and maynteneth ye cite with vnrightuousnes.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
Woe [to] him who is building a city by blood, "" And establishing a city by iniquity.

Young's Literal Translation
Woe to him who is building a city by blood, And establishing a city by iniquity.

Smith's Literal Translation
Wo! to him building a city with bloods, and preparing a city by iniquity.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and prepareth a city by iniquity.

Catholic Public Domain Version
Woe to him who builds a town with blood and prepares a city by iniquity.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Woe to him who builds the city in blood and he fashions the city with evil!

Lamsa Bible
Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshed and establishes a town by iniquity!

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, And establisheth a city by iniquity!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Woe to him that builds a city with blood, and establishes a city by unrighteousness.








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