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    For the vision points ahead to a time I have appointed;
        it testifies regarding the end, and it will not lie.
    Even if there is a delay, wait for it.
        It is coming and will come without delay.[a]

So I wrote, “Look how pompous he is!
    Something is not right in his soul; he is not honest and just.
But the righteous one will live by his faithfulness.”[b]

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For the revelation awaits an appointed time;(A)
    it speaks of the end(B)
    and will not prove false.
Though it linger, wait(C) for it;
    it[a] will certainly come
    and will not delay.(D)

“See, the enemy is puffed up;
    his desires are not upright—
    but the righteous person(E) will live by his faithfulness[b](F)

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  1. Habakkuk 2:3 Or Though he linger, wait for him; / he
  2. Habakkuk 2:4 Or faith

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