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Chapter 2

I will stand at my guard post,
    and station myself upon the rampart;(A)
I will keep watch to see what he will say to me,
    and what answer he will give to my complaint.

God’s Response

Then the Lord answered me and said:
    Write down the vision;[a](B)
Make it plain upon tablets,
    so that the one who reads it may run.

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Footnotes

  1. 2:2 Write down the vision: the vision is written down for two reasons: so that a herald may carry and proclaim its contents to the people, and so that the reception of the vision and its truth can be verified by its fulfillment (v. 3).

I will stand at my watch(A)
    and station myself on the ramparts;(B)
I will look to see what he will say(C) to me,
    and what answer I am to give to this complaint.[a](D)

The Lord’s Answer

Then the Lord replied:

“Write(E) down the revelation
    and make it plain on tablets
    so that a herald[b] may run with it.

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Footnotes

  1. Habakkuk 2:1 Or and what to answer when I am rebuked
  2. Habakkuk 2:2 Or so that whoever reads it

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