Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The burden of the valley of vision. What aileth thee now, that thou art wholly gone up to the housetops?
The hills stand about Jerusalem; even so standeth the LORD round about his people, from this time forth for evermore.
Behold, sayeth the LORD, I will come upon you that dwell in the valleys, rocks and fields, and say: Tush, who will make us afraid? Or, who will come into our houses?
1 Samuel 3:1
And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was precious in those days, for there was none open vision.
He showeth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and ordinances unto Israel.
Where no Prophet is, there the people perish; but well is him that keepeth the law.
Therefore your vision shall be turned to night, and your prophesying to darkness. The Sun shall go down over those prophets, and the day shall be dark unto them.
Surely, very much. First: unto them was committed the word of God.
Which are the Israelites, to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants and the law that was given and the service of God, and the promises,
And God heard the voice of the child. And the angel of God called Hagar out of heaven and said unto her, "What aileth thee, Hagar? Fear not, for God hath heard the voice of the child where he lieth.
And they turned their faces, and said unto Micah, "What aileth thee, that thou makest an outcry?"
1 Samuel 11:5
And behold Saul came following his oxen out of the field, and asked what ailed the people to weep. And they told him the tidings of the men of Jabesh.
2 Samuel 14:5
And the king said unto her, "What aileth thee?" And she answered, "I am a widow, and mine husband is dead.
2 Kings 6:28
Then said the king to her, "What aileth thee?" And she answered, "This woman here said to me, 'Bring thy son and let us eat him today, and we will eat mine tomorrow.'
What aileth thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? And thou Jordan, that thou turnest back?
In their streets were they girded about with sackcloth. In all the tops of their houses and streets was there nothing, but mourning and weeping.
When thou buildest a new house, thou shalt make a battlement unto the roof, that thou lade not blood upon thine house, if any man fall thereof.
Upon all the housetops and streets of Moab, there shall be mourning: For I will break Moab like an unprofitable vessel sayeth the LORD.
This is the heavy burden, which the Prophet Habakkuk did see.