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Habakkuk 2:1-5

By Daniel Garcia

This is an audio recording of a sermon that was delivered by intern Daniel Garcia, as part of a series on the Book of Habukkuk at Escondido OPC.

Scripture Reading

Habakkuk 2:1-5

2:1 I will take my stand at my watchpost
and station myself on the tower,
and look out to see what he will say to me,
and what I will answer concerning my complaint.

And the Lord answered me:

“Write the vision;
make it plain on tablets,
so he may run who reads it.
For still the vision awaits its appointed time;
it hastens to the end—it will not lie.
If it seems slow, wait for it;
it will surely come; it will not delay.

“Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him,
but the righteous shall live by his faith. [1]

“Moreover, wine [2] is a traitor,
an arrogant man who is never at rest. [3]
His greed is as wide as Sheol;
like death he has never enough.
He gathers for himself all nations
and collects as his own all peoples.” (ESV)


[1] 2:4 Or faithfulness
[2] 2:5 Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scroll wealth
[3] 2:5 The meaning of the Hebrew of these two lines is uncertain