Habakkuk 2 of the Bible

In this article you will find all the information about Habakkuk 2 of the Catholic Bible.. In addition to its explanation and reflection, we will emphasize the fragment habakkuk 2-3:

Although the vision takes time to be fulfilled, it will be fulfilled in due time, it will not fail. Though it be late, wait for her, for she will surely come, she will not tarry.” We hope you enjoy reading it and get the message behind the words!

Before starting with the reading we want to leave you with a video where Habakkuk 2 is recited in a calm and affable way:

Habakkuk 2 of the King James Bible

Having watched the video above, let’s read the complete version of Habakkuk 2. We recommend that you read carefully and without haste in order to better appreciate and understand all the messages and meanings hidden behind the text. In addition, we have included some brief comments based on what you have shared with us, so that we can share them with you. Let’s get started!

Trusting God in Difficult Times - Habakkuk 2 Meditation by Tim Keller

Habakkuk 2 in full and in large print

Jehovah answers Habakkuk

  1. “I will stand upon my watch, and upon the fortress will I set my foot, and watch to see what will be said to me, and what I shall answer concerning my complaint.”

  1. “And the LORD answered me and said, Write the vision, and declare it upon tables, that he may run that readeth therein.”
  1. “Though the vision tarry yet for a time, yet hasteth it toward the end, and will not lie; though it tarry, wait for it, for it will surely come, it will not tarry.”
  1. “Behold, he whose soul is not upright shall be proud; but the just shall live by his faith.”
  1. “And again, he that is given to wine is treacherous, a proud man, that shall not stand; he hath enlarged his soul as hell, and is as death, that shall not be satisfied; but hath gathered unto himself all nations, and gathered unto himself all people.”

In this first part Jehovah responds to Habakkuk and conveys to us the strength and perseverance one must have in the face of adversity. The capacity that one must have to transmit, not to lie and to share faith will make you get answers and have a fuller life.

Ayes against the unjust


  1. “Shall not all these take up a proverb against him, and sarcasm against him? They will say, Woe to him that hath multiplied that which was not his! how long shall he store up upon himself pledge after pledge?”


We must not blaspheme, nor want to have too much of anything. We must be humble and then we will find faith more easily.


  1. “Shall not thy debtors suddenly arise, and they that shall make thee tremble awake, and thou shalt be a spoil unto them?”

  1. “Because thou hast spoiled many nations, all other people shall spoil thee, because of the blood of men, and because of the robbery of the land, and of the cities, and of all that dwell therein.”
  1. “Woe to him who covets unjust gain for his house, to set his nest on high, to escape from the power of evil!”
  1. “Thou hast taken shameful counsel for thy house, thou hast laid waste many peoples, and hast sinned against thy life.”


Continuing with the previous comment, we must avoid falling into the temptation of wanting to embrace too much or being greedy, because with this way of being, you will not be able to fill yourself with the strength and faith of Christianity.


  1. “For the stone shall cry out from the wall, and the timbering board shall answer him.”

  1. “Woe unto him that buildeth the city with blood, and to him that layeth the foundation of a city with iniquity!”
  1. “Is not this from the LORD of hosts? Therefore the peoples will labor for the fire, and the nations will toil in vain.”
  1. “For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.”


We should be grateful to Jehovah, for he saved us and will save us because of his glory and as he did before. With faith and conviction in his figure we will be able to grow internally.


  1. “Woe unto him that giveth his neighbor drink; woe unto thee, that bringest thy gall near him, and makest him drunken to behold his nakedness!”

  1. “Thou hast filled thyself with dishonor more than with honor; drink thou also, and thou shalt be uncovered; the cup of the right hand of the LORD shall come unto thee, and the vomit of reproach upon thy glory.”
  1. “For the spoil of Lebanon shall fall upon thee, and the destruction of wild beasts shall crush thee, because of the blood of men, and because of the robbery of the land, and of the cities, and of all that dwell therein.”
  1. “Of what use is the sculpture that he who made it sculpted, the cast statue that teaches falsehood, that by making dumb images the maker may trust his work?”
  1. “Woe to him that saith to the stick, Awake; and to the dumb stone, Arise! can he teach? Behold, he is overlaid with gold and silver, and there is no spirit within him.”
  1. “But the Lord is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before him.”


We end this complete version without adding further comments, as it is well known that in all these words their meaning can have many interpretations. We want you to be able to draw your own conclusions and be fulfilled by them.

Habakkuk 2, meaning and reflection

This is a fragment that we wanted to analyze separately, because it contains a very powerful message applicable to any person of faith and good will.

Whatever it is that you are waiting for, you must be very patient, for inspiration, luck or perhaps the dreams you have will eventually come. There are many moments when we want to give up, when perhaps we lose faith and we do not believe that what we are waiting for with so much illusion will come to us, but we should not fall into the error of giving up. Jehovah, Christianity and God our Lord will be there with us.

Let’s go now with a video of Habakkuk that we hope you enjoy:

Book of Habakkuk Summary: A Complete Animated Overview

We would like to say goodbye to this article with the recommendation of other Bible articles that you will find on our website.


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