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Habakkuk 1:7

    Habakkuk 1:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    They are terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    They are terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    They are terrible and dreadful; their judgment and their dignity proceed from themselves.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    They are greatly to be feared: their right comes from themselves.

    Webster's Revision

    They are terrible and dreadful; their judgment and their dignity proceed from themselves.

    World English Bible

    They are feared and dreaded. Their judgment and their dignity proceed from themselves.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    They are terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their dignity proceed from themselves.

    Clarke's Commentary on Habakkuk 1:7

    Their judgment - shall proceed of themselves - By revolting from the Assyrians, they have become a great nation. Thus, their judgment and excellence were the result of their own valor. Other meanings are given to this passage.

    Barnes' Notes on Habakkuk 1:7

    They are terrible - איום 'âyôm occurs here only and Sol 6:4, Sol 6:10, compared with the "bannered host," but the root is common in אימה 'ēymâh.

    And dreadful - He describes them, first in themselves, then in act. They are terrible, and strike fear through their very being, their known character, before they put it forth in act.

    Their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves. - Judgment had gone forth in God's people wrested Habakkuk 1:4; now shall it go forth against them at the mere will of their master, who shall own no other rule or Lord or source of his power. His own will shall be his only law for himself and others. His elevation is too is, in his own thought, from himself. He is self-sufficing; he holds from no other, neither from God nor man. His "dignity" is self-sustained; His "judgment" is irresponsible, as if there were none Ecclesiastes 5:8 higher than he. He has, like all great world-powers, a real dignity and majesty. He infuses awe. The dignity is real but faulty, as being held independently of God. This is a character of antichrist Daniel 11:36; 2 Thessalonians 2:4, a lawless insolence, a lifting up of himself.

    Wesley's Notes on Habakkuk 1:7

    1:7 Their judgment - The law they observe, is their own will. Their dignity - Their authority is all from themselves, without respect to any other law or rule whatever.