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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Habakkuk 1:14


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    King James Bible - Habakkuk 1:14

    And makest men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping things, that have no ruler over them?

    World English Bible

    and make
    men like the fish of the sea, like the creeping things, that have no ruler over them?

    Douay-Rheims - Habakkuk 1:14

    And thou wilt make
    men as the fishes of the sea, and as the creeping things that have no ruler.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And makest
    men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping animals that have no ruler over them?

    Original Hebrew

    ותעשׂה
    6213 אדם 120 כדגי 1709 הים 3220 כרמשׂ 7431 לא 3808 משׁל׃ 4910

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    VERSE (14) -
    Pr 6:7

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:14

    Y haces que sean los hombres como los peces del mar, como reptiles que no tienen señor?

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Habakkuk 1:14

    Verse 14. Makest
    men as the fishes of the sea] Easily are we taken and destroyed. We have no leader to guide us, and no power to defend ourselves. Nebuchadnezzar is here represented as a fisherman, who is constantly casting his nets into the sea, and enclosing multitudes of fishes; and, being always successful, he sacrifices to his own net-attributes all his conquests to his own power and prudence; not considering that he is only like a net that after having been used for a while, shall at last be thrown by as useless, or burnt in the fire.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 14. And makest
    men as the fishes of the sea , etc.] That is, sufferest them to be used as the fishes of the sea, which are easily taken in the net, and are common to everyone; whosoever will may take them up, and kill them, and use them for their food; and which also among themselves are often hardly used, the lesser being devoured by the greater; and in like manner the prophet suggests, that the people of the Jews, who were men made after the image of God, and made for society and usefulness, and moreover were God’s covenant people; and it might have been expected, that a more special providence would have attended them, more than other men, and especially than what attended the fishes of the sea; yet it looked as if there were no more care taken of them than of these: as the creeping things [that have] no ruler over them ; not the creeping things of the earth, but of the water, the lesser sort of fishes that move in the water; or those that more properly creep, as crabs, prawns, and shrimps; (see <19A425> Psalm 104:25) who have none to protect and defend them, and restrain others from taking and hurting them: this may seem contrary to what Aristotle and Pliny say of some fishes, that they go in company, and have a leader or governor; but, as Bochart observes, it is one thing to be a leader of the way, a guide and director, which way to steer their course in swimming; and another thing to be as the general of an army, to protect and defend, or under whose directions they might defend themselves; such an one the prophet denies they had: and so, the prophet complains, this was the case of the Jews; they were exposed to the cruelty of their enemies, as if there was no God that governed in the world, and no providence to direct and order things for the preservation of men, and to keep good men from being hurt by evil men; or those that were weak and feeble from being oppressed by the powerful and mighty; this he reasons with the Lord about, and was desirous of an answer to it.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 12-17 - However matters may be, yet
    God is the Lord our God, our Holy One. We are an offending people, he is an offended God, yet we will no entertain hard thoughts of him, or of his service. It is great comfor that, whatever mischief men design, the Lord designs good, and we ar sure that his counsel shall stand. Though wickedness may prosper while, yet God is holy, and does not approve the wickedness. As he cannot do iniquity himself, so he is of purer eyes than to behold i with any approval. By this principle we must abide, though the dispensations of his providence may for a time, in some cases, seem to us not to agree with it. The prophet complains that God's patience wa abused; and because sentence against these evil works and workers wa not executed speedily, their hearts were the more fully set in them to do evil. Some they take up as with the angle, one by one; others the catch in shoals, as in their net, and gather them in their drag, their enclosing net. They admire their own cleverness and contrivance: ther is great proneness in us to take the glory of outward prosperity to ourselves. This is idolizing ourselves, sacrificing to the drag-ne because it is our own. God will soon end successful and splendi robberies. Death and judgment shall make men cease to prey on others and they shall be preyed on themselves. Let us remember, whateve advantages we possess, we must give all the glory to God __________________________________________________________________


    Original Hebrew

    ותעשׂה 6213 אדם 120 כדגי 1709 הים 3220 כרמשׂ 7431 לא 3808 משׁל׃ 4910


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