(每日读经7/2) 哈巴谷书 - Habakkuk 1.1–2.4
The burden which Habakkuk the prophet saw.
How long, O Jehovah, shall I cry And You do not hear? I cry out to You, Violence! And You do not save.
Why do You cause me to see iniquity And look upon wrong? Indeed destruction and violence are before me; And there is strife, and contention arises.
Therefore the law is ineffective, And justice never goes forth; For the wicked encompasses the righteous, Therefore justice goes forth perverted.
Look among the nations, and see, And be amazed, utterly amazed. For I am doing a work in your days Which you would not believe if it were told you.
For I am about to raise up the Chaldeans, That bitter and hasty nation That marches through the breadth of the earth To possess habitations that are not theirs.
They are terrible and dreadful; Their judgment and their authority issue from themselves.
And their horses are swifter than leopards And more agile than the wolves of evening. And their horsemen prance about; Indeed their horsemen come from afar; They fly like an eagle that hastens to devour.
All of them come to do violence; The set of their faces is forward, And they gather captives like sand.
Indeed they scoff at kings, And potentates are a derision to them; They deride every fortress, For they heap up dirt and take it.
Then they will sweep through like the wind and pass over And thus become guilty; this-their strength-is their god.
Are You not from everlasting, O Jehovah, My God, my Holy One? We will not die. O Jehovah, You have appointed them for judgment; And You, O Rock, have established them for correction.
You who are of purer eyes than to behold evil And who cannot look upon wrong, Why do You look upon them who deal treacherously And keep silent when the wicked man swallows up him who is more righteous than he?
And You make man like the fish of the sea, Like the creeping things, who have no one to rule for them.
They take all of them up with a hook; They drag them off in their net And gather them into their seine; So they rejoice and exult.
Therefore they offer sacrifices to their net And burn incense to their seine, For by them their portion is fat And their food is plenteous.
Will they then empty their net And continually slay the nations without sparing?
I will stand at my watch And station myself on the fortress, And I will watch to see what He will speak to me And what I will reply concerning my complaint.
Then Jehovah answered and said, Write the vision, and render it plainly upon tablets, That even he who runs by may read it.
For the vision is yet for the appointed time, And it hastens toward the end and will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will surely come; it will not delay.
See, he who is puffed up, his soul is not upright within him, But the righteous one will live by his faith.