Pastor Ron Roddey
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Habakkuk Chapter 2
2:1 I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will
watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am
2:2 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it
plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
2:3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall
speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely
come, it will not tarry.
2:4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the
just shall live by his faith.
2:5 Yea also, because he transgresseth by wine, he is a proud man,
neither keepeth at home, who enlargeth his desire as hell, and is as
death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him all nations, and
heapeth unto him all people:
2:6 Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting
proverb against him, and say, Woe to him that increaseth that which is
not his! how long? and to him that ladeth himself with thick clay!
2:7 Shall they not rise up suddenly that shall bite thee, and awake that
shall vex thee, and thou shalt be for booties unto them?
2:8 Because thou hast spoiled many nations, all the remnant of the
people shall spoil thee; because of men's blood, and for the violence of
the land, of the city, and of all that dwell therein.
2:9 Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he
may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of
2:10 Thou hast consulted shame to thy house by cutting off many people,
and hast sinned against thy soul.
2:11 For the stone shall cry out of the wall, and the beam out of the
timber shall answer it.
2:12 Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and stablisheth a city
2:13 Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the people shall labour
in the very fire, and the people shall weary themselves for very vanity?
2:14 For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of
the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.
2:15 Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy
bottle to him, and makest him drunken also, that thou mayest look on
2:16 Thou art filled with shame for glory: drink thou also, and let thy
foreskin be uncovered: the cup of the LORD's right hand shall be turned
unto thee, and shameful spewing shall be on thy glory.
2:17 For the violence of Lebanon shall cover thee, and the spoil of
beasts, which made them afraid, because of men's blood, and for the
violence of the land, of the city, and of all that dwell therein.
2:18 What profiteth the graven image that the maker thereof hath graven
it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies, that the maker of his work
trusteth therein, to make dumb idols?
2:19 Woe unto him that saith to the wood, Awake; to the dumb stone,
Arise, it shall teach! Behold, it is laid over with gold and silver, and
there is no breath at all in the midst of it.
2:20 But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence