Habakkuk 1:3-5 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
3 Why do you make me watch
such terrible injustice?
Why do you allow violence,
crime, and cruelty
to spread everywhere?
4 Laws cannot be enforced;
justice is always the loser;
criminals crowd out honest people
and twist the laws around.
The Lord Answers Habakkuk
5 Look and be amazed
at what’s happening
among the nations!
Even if you were told,
you would never believe
what’s taking place now.
Habakkuk 1:3-5 New International Version (NIV)
3 Why do you make me look at injustice?
Why do you tolerate wrongdoing?
Destruction and violence are before me;
there is strife, and conflict abounds.
4 Therefore the law is paralyzed,
and justice never prevails.
The wicked hem in the righteous,
so that justice is perverted.
The Lord’s Answer
5 “Look at the nations and watch—
and be utterly amazed.
For I am going to do something in your days
that you would not believe,
even if you were told.