Bible: Habakkuk 1:5-11
The Lord Reveals Some Startling News
1:5 “Look at the nations and pay attention! 1
You will be shocked and amazed! 2
For I will do something in your lifetime 3
that you will not believe even though you are forewarned. 4
1:6 Look, I am about to empower 5 the Babylonians,
They sweep across the surface 8 of the earth,
seizing dwelling places that do not belong to them.
1:7 They are frightening and terrifying;
they decide for themselves what is right. 9
1:8 Their horses are faster than leopards
their horses come a great distance;
1:9 All of them intend 16 to do violence;
every face is determined. 17
They take prisoners as easily as one scoops up sand. 18
1:10 They mock kings
and laugh at rulers.
They laugh at every fortified city;
they build siege ramps 19 and capture them.
1:11 They sweep by like the wind and pass on. 20
But the one who considers himself a god will be held guilty.” 21