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Habakkuk 1:1-17

1The prophecy that Habakkuk the prophet received.

Habakkuk’s Complaint

2How long, Lord, must I call for help,

but you do not listen?

Or cry out to you, “Violence!”

but you do not save?

3Why do you make me look at injustice?

Why do you tolerate wrongdoing?

Destruction and violence are before me;

there is strife, and conflict abounds.

4Therefore the law is paralyzed,

and justice never prevails.

The wicked hem in the righteous,

so that justice is perverted.

The Lord’s Answer

5“Look at the nations and watch—

and be utterly amazed.

For I am going to do something in your days

that you would not believe,

even if you were told.

6I am raising up the Babylonians,1:6 Or Chaldeans

that ruthless and impetuous people,

who sweep across the whole earth

to seize dwellings not their own.

7They are a feared and dreaded people;

they are a law to themselves

and promote their own honor.

8Their horses are swifter than leopards,

fiercer than wolves at dusk.

Their cavalry gallops headlong;

their horsemen come from afar.

They fly like an eagle swooping to devour;

9they all come intent on violence.

Their hordes1:9 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain. advance like a desert wind

and gather prisoners like sand.

10They mock kings

and scoff at rulers.

They laugh at all fortified cities;

by building earthen ramps they capture them.

11Then they sweep past like the wind and go on—

guilty people, whose own strength is their god.”

Habakkuk’s Second Complaint

12Lord, are you not from everlasting?

My God, my Holy One, you1:12 An ancient Hebrew scribal tradition; Masoretic Text we will never die.

You, Lord, have appointed them to execute judgment;

you, my Rock, have ordained them to punish.

13Your eyes are too pure to look on evil;

you cannot tolerate wrongdoing.

Why then do you tolerate the treacherous?

Why are you silent while the wicked

swallow up those more righteous than themselves?

14You have made people like the fish in the sea,

like the sea creatures that have no ruler.

15The wicked foe pulls all of them up with hooks,

he catches them in his net,

he gathers them up in his dragnet;

and so he rejoices and is glad.

16Therefore he sacrifices to his net

and burns incense to his dragnet,

for by his net he lives in luxury

and enjoys the choicest food.

17Is he to keep on emptying his net,

destroying nations without mercy?

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

Habakuku 1:1-17

1Àsọtẹ́lẹ̀ tí wòlíì Habakuku rí.

Ìráhùn Habakuku

21.2: Isa 13.1–14.23; 47; Jr 50–51.Olúwa, èmi yóò ti ké pẹ́ tó fún ìrànlọ́wọ́,

Ṣùgbọ́n ti ìwọ kò ni fetí sí mi?

Tàbí kígbe sí ọ ní ti, “Ìwà ipá!”

ṣùgbọ́n tí ìwọ kò sì gbàlà?

3Èéṣe tí ìwọ fi mú mi rí àìṣedéédéé

Èéṣe tí ìwọ sì fi ààyè gba ìwà ìkà?

Ìparun àti ìwà ipá wà ní iwájú mi;

ìjà ń bẹ, ìkọlù sì wà pẹ̀lú.

4Nítorí náà, òfin di ohun àìkàsí,

ìdájọ́ òdodo kò sì borí.

Àwọn ẹni búburú yí àwọn olódodo ká,

Nítorí náà ni ìdájọ́ òdodo ṣe yí padà.

Ìdáhùn Olúwa

51.5: Ap 13.41.“Ẹ wo inú àwọn kèfèrí, ki ẹ sí wòye,

Kí háà kí ó sì ṣe yin gidigidi.

Nítorí èmi ó ṣe ohun kan ní ọjọ́ yín

tí ẹ̀yin kò jẹ́ gbàgbọ́,

bí a tilẹ̀ sọ fún yin.

61.6: If 20.9.Nítorí pé, èmi yóò gbé àwọn ara Babeli dìde,

àwọn aláìláàánú àti onínú-fùfù ènìyàn

tí ó rin gbogbo ilẹ̀ ayé já

láti fi agbára gbà àwọn ibùgbé tí kì í ṣe tiwọn.

7Wọn jẹ́ ènìyàn ti a bẹ̀rù, tí a sì páyà,

ìdájọ́ wọn, àti ọláńlá wọn,

Yóò máa ti inú wọn jáde.

8Ẹṣin wọn yára ju ẹkùn lọ,

wọ́n sì gbóná jú ìkookò àṣálẹ́ lọ

àwọn ẹlẹ́ṣin wọn yóò sí tan ara wọn ká;

wọn yóò sì wá láti ọ̀nà jíjìn réré,

wọn yóò sí fò bí ẹyẹ igún tí ń wá láti jẹrun

9Gbogbo wọn sì wà fún ìwà ipá

ìwò ojú wọn yóò sì wá síwájú;

wọn sì ko ìgbèkùn jọ bí iyanrìn.

10Wọn ó si máa fi àwọn ọba ṣẹ̀sín

wọn ó sì tún kẹ́gàn àwọn aládé.

Wọn yóò sì fi gbogbo ìlú odi alágbára nì rẹ́rìn-ín;

Nítorí pé, wọn yóò ko erùpẹ̀ jọ, wọn yóò sì gbà á

11Nígbà náà ni inú rẹ̀ yóò yípadà,

yóò sì rékọjá, yóò si ṣẹ̀ ní kíka agbára rẹ̀ yìí sí iṣẹ́ òrìṣà rẹ̀.”

Ìráhùn lẹ́ẹ̀kejì Habakuku

12Olúwa, ǹjẹ́ láti ayérayé kọ ni ìwọ tí wà?

Olúwa Ọlọ́run mi. Ẹni mímọ́ mi, àwa kì yóò kú

Olúwa, ìwọ tí yàn wọn fún ìdájọ́;

Ọlọ́run alágbára, ìwọ tí fi ẹsẹ̀ wọn múlẹ̀ fún ìbáwí

13Ojú rẹ mọ́ tónítóní láti wo ibi;

ìwọ kò le gbà ìwà ìkà

nítorí kí ni ìwọ ṣe gba àwọn alárékérekè láààyè?

Nítorí kí ni ìwọ ṣe dákẹ́ nígbà tí ẹni búburú ń pa

ẹni tí i ṣe olódodo ju wọn lọ run?

14Ìwọ sì tí sọ ènìyàn di bí ẹja inú Òkun,

bí ohun tí ń rákò tí wọn ko ni alákòóso

15Àwọn ènìyàn búburú fi àwọ̀n wọn gbé wọn sókè

ó sì kó wọn jọ nínú àwọ̀n ńlá rẹ̀;

nítorí náà, ó dunnú, ó sì yọ̀ pẹ̀lú.

16Nítorí náà, ó rú ẹbọ sí àwọ̀n rẹ̀,

ó sì ń sun tùràrí fún àwọ̀n ńlá rẹ̀

nítorí pẹ̀lú àwọ̀n rẹ̀ ni ó fi ń gbé ní ìgbádùn

tí ó sì ń gbádùn pẹ̀lú oúnjẹ tí ó bá wù ú.

17Ǹjẹ́ wọn yóò ha máa pa àwọ̀n wọn mọ́ ní òfìfo bí,

tí wọn yóò sì pa orílẹ̀-èdè run láìsí àánú?