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Therefore (A)a lion from the forest shall slay them,
(B)A wolf of the deserts shall destroy them;
(C)A leopard will watch over their cities.
Everyone who goes out from there shall be torn in pieces,
Because their transgressions are many;
Their backslidings have increased.

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Their horses also are (A)swifter than leopards,
And more fierce than evening wolves.
Their [a]chargers [b]charge ahead;
Their cavalry comes from afar;
They fly as the (B)eagle that hastens to eat.

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Footnotes

  1. Habakkuk 1:8 Lit. horsemen
  2. Habakkuk 1:8 Lit. spring about

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