Matthew Poole Commentary - Habakkuk 1:17 - 1:17

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Matthew Poole Commentary - Habakkuk 1:17 - 1:17


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Shall they? the Chaldeans, Nebuchadnezzar and his armies.



Therefore; shall former success be pledge of future? they have prospered, and they think they shall; wilt thou confirm this to them?



Empty their net; as fishermen empty the full net to fill it again, and cast out what they had taken to take in more; shall these proud and cruel Chaldeans do so still?



And not spare continually; shall they as endlessly as mercilessly waste?



To slay, murderer-like, kill,



the nations; not single persons, but whole kingdoms and people at once: wilt thou, O most just and mighty God and Judge, suffer these things always? The prophet by the question intimates to us that God most certainly will not suffer it always. The Lord will in fit time arise and break the oppressors’ arm, and save the oppressed church and people of God.