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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Habakkuk 1:17


    CHAPTERS: Habakkuk 1, 2, 3     

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    King James Bible - Habakkuk 1:17

    Shall they therefore empty their net, and not spare continually to slay the nations?

    World English Bible

    Will he therefore continually empty his net, and kill the nations without mercy?

    Douay-Rheims - Habakkuk 1:17

    For this cause therefore he spreadeth his net, and will not spare continually to slay the nations.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Shall they therefore empty their net, and not spare continually to slay the nations?

    Original Hebrew

    העל
    5921 כן 3651 יריק 7324 חרמו 2764 ותמיד 8548 להרג 2026 גוים 1471 לא 3808 יחמול׃ 2550

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    VERSE (17) -
    :9,10; 2:5-8,17 Isa 14:16,17 Jer 25:9-26; 46:1-49:39; 52:1-34

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:17

    ¿Vaciará por eso su red, o tendrá piedad de matar gentiles continuamente?

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Habakkuk 1:17

    Verse 17. And not spare continually to
    slay the nation?] They are running from conquest to conquest; burning, slaying, sacking, and slaughtering. Like the fishermen, who throw cast after cast while any fish are to be caught, so Nebuchadnezzar is destroying one nation after another. This last sentence explains the allegory of the net.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 17. Shall they therefore empty their net , etc.] Or “thus”, after this manner, so Noldius; as fishermen do, when they have had a good cast, and a
    large draught, spread the net, and take out the fishes, in order to throw it again, and catch more; and so it is asked, should these Chaldeans, when they have conquered one nation, and so filled their net or themselves with the spoil, carry it to Babylon, and there lay it up, and then proceed to fight against another kingdom and nation, and plunder it in like manner? and not spare continually to slay the nations ? the inhabitants of them one after another, and subdue them under them, and make themselves master of all their treasure, until they are arrived to universal monarchy by such cruel and unmerciful methods. The Targum is, “shall he send his armies continually to consume nations, and that without mercy?”

    This the prophet proposes in the name of the whole body of the Lord’s people, and leaves it with him to have an answer to it, which is given in the following chapter ( Habakkuk 2:1-20).


    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

    העל 5921 כן 3651 יריק 7324 חרמו 2764 ותמיד 8548 להרג 2026 גוים 1471 לא 3808 יחמול׃ 2550


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    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

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