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Habakkuk 1:6-8 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Look! I am raising up the Chaldeans,[a]
that bitter, impetuous nation
that marches across the earth’s open spaces
to seize territories not its own.
They are fierce and terrifying;
their views of justice and sovereignty
stem from themselves.
Their horses are swifter than leopards
and more fierce[b] than wolves of the night.
Their horsemen charge ahead;
their horsemen come from distant lands.
They fly like an eagle, swooping to devour.

Footnotes:

  1. Habakkuk 1:6 = the Babylonians
  2. Habakkuk 1:8 Or and quicker

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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