Matthew Poole Commentary - Habakkuk 1:5 - 1:5

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Matthew Poole Commentary - Habakkuk 1:5 - 1:5


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Behold ye: here God begins to answer the prophet, and calls for a very particular and exact consideration of the thing; see and ponder.



Among the heathen; what judgments, what punishments have been executed upon the heathen, for like sins.



Regard; weigh it well in all its tendency and consequence, for it is a warning to you, it assures you judgment will overtake you also. Wonder marvellously; as astonished at judgments, too great to be expressed in words, and so strange that it will seem too much to be believed.



For I, the great and glorious God, the just and supreme Judge,



will work a work; begin, continue, and finish a work; a work I am working, a work of equal severity and justice.



In your days; it shall no more be deferred, Eze_7:5, &c.



Ye will not believe; you wicked violent oppressors will not believe, though the Lord by his prophets foretell it.



Told you; described how, and by whom, and when.

Behold ye: here God begins to answer the prophet, and calls for a very particular and exact consideration of the thing; see and ponder.



Among the heathen; what judgments, what punishments have been executed upon the heathen, for like sins.



Regard; weigh it well in all its tendency and consequence, for it is a warning to you, it assures you judgment will overtake you also. Wonder marvellously; as astonished at judgments, too great to be expressed in words, and so strange that it will seem too much to be believed.



For I, the great and glorious God, the just and supreme Judge,



will work a work; begin, continue, and finish a work; a work I am working, a work of equal severity and justice.



In your days; it shall no more be deferred, Eze_7:5, &c.



Ye will not believe; you wicked violent oppressors will not believe, though the Lord by his prophets foretell it.



Told you; described how, and by whom, and when.