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Habakkuk 2:2-4 Living Bible (TLB)

And the Lord said to me, “Write my answer on a billboard,[a] large and clear, so that anyone can read it at a glance and rush to tell the others. But these things I plan won’t happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow,[b] do not despair, for these things will surely come to pass. Just be patient! They will not be overdue a single day!

“Note this: Wicked men trust themselves alone as these Chaldeans do,[c] and fail; but the righteous man trusts in me and lives!*

Footnotes:

  1. Habakkuk 2:2 on a billboard, literally, “on the tablets.”
  2. Habakkuk 2:3 If it seems slow, or “If he seems slow.”
  3. Habakkuk 2:4 as these Chaldeans do, implied. the righteous man trusts in me and lives, or “the righteous shall live by his faith.”
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Habakkuk 2:2-4 New International Version (NIV)

The Lord’s Answer

Then the Lord replied:

“Write down the revelation
    and make it plain on tablets
    so that a herald[a] may run with it.
For the revelation awaits an appointed time;
    it speaks of the end
    and will not prove false.
Though it linger, wait for it;
    it[b] will certainly come
    and will not delay.

“See, the enemy is puffed up;
    his desires are not upright—
    but the righteous person will live by his faithfulness[c]

Footnotes:

  1. Habakkuk 2:2 Or so that whoever reads it
  2. Habakkuk 2:3 Or Though he linger, wait for him; / he
  3. Habakkuk 2:4 Or faith
New International Version (NIV)

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