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Habakkuk 1:15

    Habakkuk 1:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their drag: therefore they rejoice and are glad.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their drag: therefore they rejoice and are glad.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He taketh up all of them with the angle, he catcheth them in his net, and gathereth them in his drag: therefore he rejoiceth and is glad.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He takes them all up with his hook, he takes them in his net, getting them together in his fishing-net: for which cause he is glad and full of joy.

    Webster's Revision

    He taketh up all of them with the angle, he catcheth them in his net, and gathereth them in his drag: therefore he rejoiceth and is glad.

    World English Bible

    He takes up all of them with the hook. He catches them in his net, and gathers them in his dragnet. Therefore he rejoices and is glad.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He taketh up all of them with the angle, he catcheth them in his net, and gathereth them in his drag: therefore he rejoiceth and is glad.

    Definitions for Habakkuk 1:15

    Angle - A fish hook.

    Barnes' Notes on Habakkuk 1:15

    They take up all of them - (literally "he taketh up all of it") the whole race as though it were one,

    With an angle; they catch them - literally, he sweepeth it away

    In their (his) net - One fisherman is singled out who partly by wiles (as by the bait of "an angle"), partly by violence (the net or drag) sweeps away and gathers as his own the whole kind. Nebuchadnezzar and the Chaldaeans are herein a faint image of Satan, who casts out his baits and his nets in the stormy sea of this life, taking some by individual craft, sweeping others in whole masses, to do evil; and whoso hath no ruler, and will not have Christ to reign over him Luke 19:4, he allures, hurries, drags away as his prey. Jerome: "Adam clave to his hook, and he drew him forth out of Paradise with his net; and covered him with his drags, his varied and manifold deceits and guiles. And "by one many became sinners," and in Adam we 'all died,' and all saints afterward were with him alike cast out of Paradise. And because he deceived the first man, he ceaseth not daily to slay the whole human race."

    Wesley's Notes on Habakkuk 1:15

    1:15 They - The Chaldeans draw out all alike, good or bad. In their net - Destroying many together. And gather - As if they could never have enough, they drive men into their nets.