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Habakkuk 2:9


The one who builds his house by unjust gain is as good as dead. 1  He does this so he can build his nest way up high and escape the clutches of disaster. 2 


Ge 13:10-13; Ge 19:26-38; De 7:25,26; Jos 7:21-26; 1Ki 21:2-4,19-24; 2Ki 5:20-27; Job 20:19-28; Ps 10:3-6; Ps 49:11; Ps 52:7; Pr 18:11,12; Isa 28:15; Isa 47:7-9; Jer 22:13-19; Jer 49:16; Ob 1:4; Zec 5:1-4; Ac 1:17-25; Jude 1:11

NET © Notes

tn Heb “Woe [to] the one who profits unjustly by evil unjust gain for his house.” On the term הוֹי (hoy) see the note on the word “dead” in v. 6.

tn Heb “to place his nest in the heights in order to escape from the hand of disaster.”

sn Here the Babylonians are compared to a bird, perhaps an eagle, that builds its nest in an inaccessible high place where predators cannot reach it.

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