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Habakkuk 1:6-8 Common English Bible (CEB)

I am about to rouse the Chaldeans,
        that bitter and impetuous nation,
            which travels throughout the earth to possess dwelling places it does not own.
The Chaldean is dreadful and fearful.
        He makes his own justice and dignity.[a]
His horses are faster than leopards;
        they are quicker than wolves of the evening.
    His horsemen charge forward;
        his horsemen come from far away.
            They fly in to devour, swiftly, like an eagle.[b]

Footnotes:

  1. Habakkuk 1:7 Or his justice and dignity come from him
  2. Habakkuk 1:8 Or vulture
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Habakkuk 1:6-8 New International Version (NIV)

I am raising up the Babylonians,[a]
    that ruthless and impetuous people,
who sweep across the whole earth
    to seize dwellings not their own.
They are a feared and dreaded people;
    they are a law to themselves
    and promote their own honor.
Their horses are swifter than leopards,
    fiercer than wolves at dusk.
Their cavalry gallops headlong;
    their horsemen come from afar.
They fly like an eagle swooping to devour;

Footnotes:

  1. Habakkuk 1:6 Or Chaldeans
New International Version (NIV)

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