Habakkuk (book of)

Detailed outline of the Book of Habakkuk

Title (1:1) Habakkuk’s First Complaint: Why does the evil in Judah go unpunished? (1:2–4) God’s Answer: The Babylonians will punish Judah (1:5–11) Habakkuk’s Second Complaint: How can a just God use wicked Babylonia to punish a people more righteous than themselves? (1:12—2:1) God’s Answer: Babylonia will be punished, and faith will be rewarded (2:2–20)


Habakkuk Habakkuk Complains to the Lord 1:1 The following is the message which God revealed to Habakkuk the prophet: 1:2 How long, LORD, must I cry for help? But you do not listen! I call out to you, “Violence!” But you do not intervene! 1:3 Why do you force me to witness injustice? Why do you put up with wrongdoing? Destruction and violence confront

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible – Habakkuk – Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset, and David Brown

THE BOOK OF HABAKKUK Commentary by A. R. Faussett   INTRODUCTION Habakkuk, from a Hebrew root meaning to "embrace," denoting a "favorite" (namely, of God) and a "struggler" (for his country's good). Some ancient authors represent him as belonging to the tribe of Levi; others [Pseudo Epiphanius], to that of Simeon. The inscription to Bel and the dragon