Will they therefore continually empty their net,
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“Will they therefore continually empty their net.” This verse ends the chapter and is an indirect challenge to God. Habakkuk is distressed that the Babylonians attack and conquer nation after nation, enriching themselves with booty and captives, and now they are about to attack Judah, so he asks God if He will allow this behavior to continue on and on. If God answered, “No,” then Habakkuk would obviously assert that if God was going to stop the evil Babylonians at some point, why not stop them before they attacked Judah.

Commentary for: Habakkuk 1:17