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Chapter 2

Habakkuk 2 Commentary

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Habakkuk 2:1 meaning

The prophet Habakkuk remains alert to receive God’s answer to his complaint.

Habakkuk 2:2-5 meaning

The LORD responds to Habakkuk’s second question/complaint by assuring him that divine justice will ultimately triumph.

Introduction to Habakkuk 2:6-20 meaning

Habakkuk 2:6–20 is a taunt or mocking song directed at the wickedness of Babylon consisting of five stanzas.

Habakkuk 2:6-8 meaning

The LORD denounces those who acquire their wealth dishonestly.

Habakkuk 2:9-11 meaning

The LORD denounces those who build extravagant and fortified houses from their dishonest gain

Habakkuk 2:12-14 meaning

The LORD denounces those who commit crimes to build extravagant cities and towns. Their buildings will serve no purpose because they will be destroyed by fire.

Habakkuk 2:15-17 meaning

The LORD pictures Chaldea as someone who uses liquor to manipulate his neighbors to expose them to shame.

Habakkuk 2:18-20 meaning

The LORD condemns those who make idols and worship them as their gods.