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Habakkuk 2:12-13

New American Standard Bible

Chapter 2

12 'Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshed, And founds a town with violence! 13 Is it not indeed from the LORD of armies That peoples labor merely for fire, And nations become weary for nothing?
King James Version

Chapter 2

12 Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and stablisheth a city by iniquity! 13 Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the people shall labour in the very fire, and the people shall weary themselves for very vanity?
Christian Standard Bible

Chapter 2

12 Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshed and founds a town with injustice! 13 Is it not from the Lord of Armies that the peoples labor only to fuel the fire and countries exhaust themselves for nothing?
New Living Translation

Chapter 2

12 'What sorrow awaits you who build cities with money gained through murder and corruption! 13 Has not the LORD of Heaven's Armies promised that the wealth of nations will turn to ashes? They work so hard, but all in vain!
English Standard Version

Chapter 2

12 “Woe to him who builds a town with blood and founds a city on iniquity! 13 Behold, is it not from the LORD of hosts that peoples labor merely for fire, and nations weary themselves for nothing?
New International Version

Chapter 2

12 Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshed and establishes a town by injustice! 13 Has not the LORD Almighty determined that the people's labor is only fuel for the fire, that the nations exhaust themselves for nothing?