Parallel Verses

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.

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?

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 pronouncement that the prophet Habakkuk perceived. 2 "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. 3 Why are you forcing me to look at iniquity and to stare at wickedness? Social havoc and oppression are all around me; there are legal conflicts, and disputes abound.



Cross References

Psalm 13:1-2

How long? LORD, will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?

Psalm 22:1-2

My God! My God! Why have you abandoned me? Why are you so far from delivering me from my groaning words?

Jeremiah 14:9

Why are you like a man taken by surprise, like a strong man who can't deliver? You are among us, LORD, and your name is the one by which we're called. Don't abandon us!

Psalm 74:9-10

We see no signs for us; there is no longer a prophet, and no one among us knows the future.

Psalm 94:3

How long will the wicked, LORD, how long will the wicked continue to triumph?

Lamentations 3:8

Indeed, when I cry out, calling for help, he shuts out my prayer.

Revelation 6:10

They cried out in a loud voice, "Holy and true Sovereign, how long will it be before you judge and take revenge on those living on the earth who shed our blood?"

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