Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 lifting up which Habbakuk the prophet saw. 2 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. 3 Wherefore wilt thou cause me to see vanity and cause me to look at labor? and oppression and violence before me, and there will be contention, and strife will be raised up.



Cross References

Psalm 13:1-2

To the overseer; chanting of David.

Psalm 22:1-2

To the overseer upon the first place of the dawn; chanting of David. My God, my God, wherefore forsookest thou me? far off from my salvation the words of my groaning.

Jeremiah 14:9

Wherefore shalt thou be as a man struck dumb? as a strong one he shall not be able to save? and thou in the midst of us, O Jehovah, and thy name was called upon us; thou wilt not leave us.

Psalm 74:9-10

We saw not our signs, no more a prophet: and not with us will it be known how long.

Psalm 94:3

How long shall the unjust, O Jehovah, how long shall the unjust exult?

Lamentations 3:8

Also when I shall exclaim and cry out, he stopped my prayer.

Revelation 6:10

And they cried with a great voice, saying, Till when, Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood of them dwelling upon earth

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