HABAKKUK OUTLINE

A. Ralph Johnson

 

Theme: ComplaintóWhy do the wicked triumph?†

Written to Judah, about 610 B.C.†

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3ch(4)

1: Complaints

Intro: (1)

1st Complaint: How long?† Why do injustices continue? (2-4)

 

Answer: Jehovah is working and will raise up the Chaldeans (Babylonians) (5-11)

 

2nd Complaint: Why should wicked swallow those more righteous? (12-17)

 

2: Answer

Call for Jehovah to answer his complaint (1-3)

 

Jehovah Godís response:

Take up a parable against evil-doers (4-9)

Woe to him that increases what is not his. (6-8)

Woe to him that gets evil gain for his house to set his nest on high. (9-11)

Woe to him that builds a town with blood (12-14)

Woe to him that makes his neighbor drunk (15-18)

Woe to him that worships idols (19-20)

 

3: Prayer

Prayer of Habakkuk: Hebrew poetic psalm acknowledging Godís vindication.