Habakkuk 1:12 - The Popular Commentary by Paul E. Kretzmann

Bible Comments

Art Thou not from everlasting, O Lord, my God, mine Holy One? To this certainty the prophet clings; from it he derives consoling confidence. We shall not die, the people of the Lord would not be wholly exterminated. O Lord, Thou hast ordained them, the children of Israel, the Lord's people, for judgment, to carry out His judgment of punishment upon them; and, O mighty God, literally, "Thou Rock,". Thou hast established them for correction, to be chastised and thus brought to the realization of their sins.

Habakkuk 1:12

12 Art thou not from everlasting, O LORD my God, mine Holy One? we shall not die. O LORD, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God, thou hast established them for correction.