|1||Τὸ λῆμμα, ὃ εἶδεν Αμβακουμ ὁ προφήτης.
||The burden which the prophet Ambacum saw.||HABAKKUK. (late 7th cent BCE). Hab.1.1|
|2||Ἕως τίνος, κύριε, κεκράξομαι καὶ οὐ μὴ εἰσακούσῃς; βοήσομαι πρὸς σὲ ἀδικούμενος καὶ οὐ σώσεις;
||How long O Lord shall I cry out and thou wilt not hearken? [how long] shall I cry out to thee being injured and thou wilt not save?||Habakkuk complains of injustice. Hab.1.2-4|
|3||ἵνα τί μοι ἔδειξας κόπους καὶ πόνους, ἐπιβλέπειν ταλαιπωρίαν καὶ ἀσέβειαν; ἐξ ἐναντίας μου γέγονεν κρίσις, καὶ ὁ κριτὴς λαμβάνει.
||Wherefore hast thou shown me troubles and griefs to look upon misery and ungodliness? judgment is before me and the judge receives a reward.|| |
|4||διὰ τοῦτο διεσκέδασται νόμος, καὶ οὐ διεξάγεται εἰς τέλος κρίμα, ὅτι ὁ ἀσεβὴς καταδυναστεύει τὸν δίκαιον· ἕνεκεν τούτου ἐξελεύσεται τὸ κρίμα διεστραμμένον.
||Therefore the law is frustrated and judgment proceeds not effectually for the ungodly [man] prevails over the just; therefore perverse judgment will proceed.|| |
|5||ἴδετε, οἱ καταφρονηταί, καὶ ἐπιβλέψατε καὶ θαυμάσατε θαυμάσια καὶ ἀφανίσθητε, διότι ἔργον ἐγὼ ἐργάζομαι ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις ὑμῶν, ὃ οὐ μὴ πιστεύσητε ἐάν τις ἐκδιηγῆται.
||Behold ye despisers and look and wonder marvelously and vanish: for I work a work in your days||The LORD's reply. Hab.1.5-11|
|6||διότι ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ ἐξεγείρω ἐφ' ὑμᾶς τοὺς Χαλδαίους τοὺς μαχητάς, τὸ ἔθνος τὸ πικρὸν καὶ τὸ ταχινὸν τὸ πορευόμενον ἐπὶ τὰ πλάτη τῆς γῆς τοῦ κατακληρονομῆσαι σκηνώματα οὐκ αὐτοῦ·
||Wherefore behold I stir up the Chaldeans the bitter and hasty nation that walks upon the breadth of the earth|| |
|7||φοβερὸς καὶ ἐπιφανής ἐστιν, ἐξ αὐτοῦ τὸ κρίμα αὐτοῦ ἔσται, καὶ τὸ λῆμμα αὐτοῦ ἐξ αὐτοῦ ἐξελεύσεται·
||He is terrible and famous; his judgment shall proceed of himself and his dignity shall come out of himself.|| |
|8||καὶ ἐξαλοῦνται ὑπὲρ παρδάλεις οἱ ἵπποι αὐτοῦ καὶ ὀξύτεροι ὑπὲρ τοὺς λύκους τῆς Ἀραβίας· καὶ ἐξιππάσονται οἱ ἱππεῖς αὐτοῦ καὶ ὁρμήσουσιν μακρόθεν καὶ πετασθήσονται ὡς ἀετὸς πρόθυμος εἰς τὸ φαγεῖν.
||And his horses shall bound [more swiftly] than leopards and [they are] fiercer than the wolves of Arabia: and his horsemen shall ride forth and shall rush from far; and they shall fly as an eagle hasting to eat.|| |
|9||συντέλεια εἰς ἀσεβεῖς ἥξει ἀνθεστηκότας προσώποις αὐτῶν ἐξ ἐναντίας καὶ συνάξει ὡς ἄμμον αἰχμαλωσίαν.
||Destruction shall come upon ungodly men resisting with their adverse front and he shall gather the captivity as the sand.|| |
|10||καὶ αὐτὸς ἐν βασιλεῦσιν ἐντρυφήσει, καὶ τύραννοι παίγνια αὐτοῦ, καὶ αὐτὸς εἰς πᾶν ὀχύρωμα ἐμπαίξεται καὶ βαλεῖ χῶμα καὶ κρατήσει αὐτοῦ.
||And he shall be at his ease with kings and princes are his toys and he shall mock at every strong-hold and shall cast a mound and take possession of it.|| |
|11||τότε μεταβαλεῖ τὸ πνεῦμα καὶ διελεύσεται καὶ ἐξιλάσεται· αὕτη ἡ ἰσχὺς τῷ θεῷ μου. -
||Then shall he change his spirit and he shall pass through and make an atonement [saying] This strength [belongs] to my god.|| |
|12||οὐχὶ σὺ ἀπ' ἀρχῆς, κύριε, ὁ θεὸς ὁ ἅγιός μου; καὶ οὐ μὴ ἀποθάνωμεν. κύριε, εἰς κρίμα τέταχας αὐτόν· καὶ ἔπλασέν με τοῦ ἐλέγχειν παιδείαν αὐτοῦ.
||[Art] not thou from the beginning O Lord God my Holy One? and surely we shall not die. O Lord thou hast established it for judgment and he has formed me to chasten [with] his correction.||Habakkuk complains to the LORD again. Hab.1.12-17|
|13||καθαρὸς ὀφθαλμὸς τοῦ μὴ ὁρᾶν πονηρά, καὶ ἐπιβλέπειν ἐπὶ πόνους οὐ δυνήσῃ· ἵνα τί ἐπιβλέπεις ἐπὶ καταφρονοῦντας; παρασιωπήσῃ ἐν τῷ καταπίνειν ἀσεβῆ τὸν δίκαιον;
||[His] eye is too pure to behold evil [doings] and to look upon grievous afflictions: wherefore dost thou look upon despisers? wilt thou be silent when the ungodly swallows up the just?|| |
|14||καὶ ποιήσεις τοὺς ἀνθρώπους ὡς τοὺς ἰχθύας τῆς θαλάσσης καὶ ὡς τὰ ἑρπετὰ τὰ οὐκ ἔχοντα ἡγούμενον.
||And wilt thou make men as the fishes of the sea and as the reptiles which have no guide?|| |
|15||συντέλειαν ἐν ἀγκίστρῳ ἀνέσπασεν καὶ εἵλκυσεν αὐτὸν ἐν ἀμφιβλήστρῳ καὶ συνήγαγεν αὐτὸν ἐν ταῖς σαγήναις αὐτοῦ· ἕνεκεν τούτου εὐφρανθήσεται καὶ χαρήσεται ἡ καρδία αὐτοῦ·
||He has brought up destruction with a hook and drawn one with a casting net and caught another in his drags: therefore shall his heart rejoice and be glad.|| |
|16||ἕνεκεν τούτου θύσει τῇ σαγήνῃ αὐτοῦ καὶ θυμιάσει τῷ ἀμφιβλήστρῳ αὐτοῦ, ὅτι ἐν αὐτοῖς ἐλίπανεν μερίδα αὐτοῦ, καὶ τὰ βρώματα αὐτοῦ ἐκλεκτά·
||Therefore will he sacrifice to his drag and burn incense to his casting-net because by them he has made his portion fat and his meats choice.|| |
|17||διὰ τοῦτο ἀμφιβαλεῖ τὸ ἀμφίβληστρον αὐτοῦ καὶ διὰ παντὸς ἀποκτέννειν ἔθνη οὐ φείσεται.
||Therefore will he cast his net and will not spare to slay the nations continually.|| |
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