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Habakkuk 2:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and establisheth a city by iniquity!
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and stablisheth a city by iniquity!
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshed And founds a town with violence!
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and establisheth a city by iniquity!
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and establisheth a city by unrighteousness!
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Alas! for him who buildeth a city with deeds of blood,—and establisheth a town with perversity.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Woe [to] him who is building a city by blood, And establishing a city by iniquity.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and prepareth a city by iniquity.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Woe to him that buildeth a towne with blood, and stablisheth a citie by iniquitie.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Woe to him that builds a city with blood, and establishes a city by unrighteousness.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and stablisheth a city by iniquity!

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Woe 1945
{1945} Prime
הוֹי
howy
{hoh'ee}
A prolonged form of H1930 (akin to H0188); oh!.
to him that buildeth 1129
{1129} Prime
בָּנָה
banah
{baw-naw'}
A primitive root; to build (literally and figuratively).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
a town 5892
{5892} Prime
עִיר
`iyr
{eer}
From H5782 a city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post).
with blood, 1818
{1818} Prime
דָּם
dam
{dawm}
From H1826 (compare H0119); blood (as that which when shed causes death) of man or an animal; by analogy the juice of the grape; figuratively (especially in the plural) bloodshed (that is, drops of blood).
and stablisheth 3559
{3559} Prime
כּוּן
kuwn
{koon}
A primitive root; properly to be erect (that is, stand perpendicular);. hence (causatively) to set up, in a great variety of applications, whether literal (establish, fix, prepare, apply), or figurative (appoint, render sure, proper or prosperous).
z8790
<8790> Grammar
Stem - Polel (See H8847)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 41
a city 7151
{7151} Prime
קִרְיָה
qiryah
{kir-yaw'}
From H7136 in the sense of flooring, that is, building; a city.
by iniquity! 5766
{5766} Prime
עֶוֶל
`evel
{eh'-vel}
From H5765; (moral) evil.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Habakkuk 2:12

_ _ buildeth a town with blood — namely, Babylon rebuilt and enlarged by blood-bought spoils (compare Daniel 4:30).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Habakkuk 2:5-14.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
him:

Genesis 4:11-17 And now [art] thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand; ... And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.
Joshua 6:26 And Joshua adjured [them] at that time, saying, Cursed [be] the man before the LORD, that riseth up and buildeth this city Jericho: he shall lay the foundation thereof in his firstborn, and in his youngest [son] shall he set up the gates of it.
1 Kings 16:34 In his days did Hiel the Bethelite build Jericho: he laid the foundation thereof in Abiram his firstborn, and set up the gates thereof in his youngest [son] Segub, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Joshua the son of Nun.
Jeremiah 22:13-17 Woe unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by wrong; [that] useth his neighbour's service without wages, and giveth him not for his work; ... But thine eyes and thine heart [are] not but for thy covetousness, and for to shed innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do [it].
Ezekiel 24:9 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the bloody city! I will even make the pile for fire great.
Daniel 4:27-31 Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by shewing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of thy tranquillity. ... While the word [was] in the king's mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, [saying], O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken; The kingdom is departed from thee.
Micah 3:10 They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.
Nahum 3:1 Woe to the bloody city! it [is] all full of lies [and] robbery; the prey departeth not;
John 11:47-50 Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles. ... Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.
Revelation 17:6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

blood:
Heb. bloods,
Habakkuk 2:8 Because thou hast spoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people shall spoil thee; because of men's blood, and [for] the violence of the land, of the city, and of all that dwell therein.
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Gn 4:11. Jsh 6:26. 1K 16:34. Jr 22:13. Ezk 24:9. Dn 4:27. Mi 3:10. Na 3:1. Hab 2:8. Jn 11:47. Rv 17:6.

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