Hiding My Face
1 The oracle that Habakkuk the prophet received.
2 How long, O LORD, must I call for help, but You do not listen? Or cry out to You, "Violence!" but You do not save?
3 Why do You make me look at injustice? Why do You tolerate wrong? 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.
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.