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Habakkuk 2:12-13

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2:12 The one who builds a city by bloodshed is as good as dead 1 

he who starts 2  a town by unjust deeds.

2:13 Be sure of this! The Lord who commands armies has decreed:

The nations’ efforts will go up in smoke;

their exhausting work will be for nothing. 3 

1 tn On the term הוֹי (hoy) see the note on the word “dead” in v. 6.

2 tn Or “establishes”; or “founds.”

3 tn Heb “Is it not, look, from the Lord of hosts that the nations work hard for fire, and the peoples are exhausted for nothing?”



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