Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

How long, O Lord, will I call for help,
And You will not hear?
I cry out to You, “Violence!”
Yet You do not save.

King James Version

O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save!

Holman Bible

How long, Lord, must I call for help
and You do not listen
or cry out to You about violence
and You do not save?

International Standard Version

"How long, LORD, must I cry out for help, but you won't listen? I'm crying out to you, "Violence!' but you aren't providing deliverance.

A Conservative Version

O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou will not hear? I cry out to thee of violence, and thou will not save.

American Standard Version

O Jehovah, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear? I cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save.

Amplified


O Lord, how long will I call for help
And You will not hear?
I cry out to You, “Violence!”
Yet You do not save.

Bible in Basic English

How long, O Lord, will your ears be shut to my voice? I make an outcry to you about violent behaviour, but you do not send salvation.

Darby Translation

Jehovah, how long shall I cry and thou wilt not hear? I cry out unto thee, Violence! and thou dost not save.

Julia Smith Translation

How long, O Jehovah, did I cry for help, and thou wilt not bear? I will cry to thee violence, and thou wilt not save.

King James 2000

O LORD, how long shall I cry, and you will not hear! even cry out unto you of violence, and you will not save!

Lexham Expanded Bible

O Yahweh, how long shall I cry for help and you will not listen? [How long] will I cry out to you, "Violence!" and you will not save?

Modern King James verseion

O Jehovah, until when shall I cry and You will not hear? I cry out to You of violence, and You do not save!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear? How long shall I complain unto thee, suffering wrong, and thou wilt not help?

NET Bible

How long, Lord, must I cry for help? But you do not listen! I call out to you, "Violence!" But you do not intervene!

New Heart English Bible

LORD, how long will I cry, and you will not hear? I cry out to you "Violence." and will you not save?

The Emphasized Bible

How long, O Yahweh, have I called out, and thou wouldst not hear me? Have I kept crying unto thee of violence, and thou wouldst not save?

Webster

O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out to thee of violence, and thou wilt not save!

World English Bible

Yahweh, how long will I cry, and you will not hear? I cry out to you "Violence!" and will you not save?

Youngs Literal Translation

Till when, O Jehovah, have I cried, And Thou dost not hear? I cry unto Thee -- 'Violence,' and Thou dost not save.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
O Lord

Usage: 0

שׁוע 
Shava` 
Usage: 21

and thou wilt not hear
שׁמע 
Shama` 
Usage: 1158

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Habakkuk 1:2

References

Fausets

Hastings

Images Habakkuk 1:2

Prayers for Habakkuk 1:2

Context Readings

Habakkuk's Complaint

1 The oracle which Habakkuk the prophet saw. 2 How long, O Lord, will I call for help,
And You will not hear?
I cry out to You, “Violence!”
Yet You do not save.
3 Why do You make me see iniquity,
And cause me to look on wickedness?
Yes, destruction and violence are before me;
Strife exists and contention arises.



Cross References

Psalm 13:1-2

For the choir director. A Psalm of David.
How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever?
How long will You hide Your face from me?

Psalm 22:1-2

For the choir director; upon Aijeleth Hashshahar. A Psalm of David.
My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?
Far from my deliverance are the words of my groaning.

Jeremiah 14:9

“Why are You like a man dismayed,
Like a mighty man who cannot save?
Yet You are in our midst, O Lord,
And we are called by Your name;
Do not forsake us!”

Psalm 74:9-10

We do not see our signs;
There is no longer any prophet,
Nor is there any among us who knows how long.

Psalm 94:3

How long shall the wicked, O Lord,
How long shall the wicked exult?

Lamentations 3:8

Even when I cry out and call for help,
He shuts out my prayer.

Revelation 6:10

and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, will You refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on the earth?”

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