Old Testament: minor prophets
About this book
The first two chapters of this book report a conversation between Habakkuk and the Lord. Habakkuk complained that Judah was full of injustice and crime. The Lord answered that he was going to send the Babylonians to punish the people of Judah. But then Habakkuk complained that this would be unfair, because the Babylonians were even worse sinners than the people of Judah! The Lord answered that Babylonia would be punished later.
The last chapter of the book is a prayer in which Habakkuk praises the Lord's power and glory.
A quick look at this book
1. Habakkuk complains, and the Lord answers (1—2)
2. Habakkuk gives praise to the Lord (3)
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