Yahweh, how long will I cry out for help,
and you will not hear?
I cry out to you “Violence!”
yet you do not save. Bible see other translations

“Yahweh, how long will I cry out.” The book of Habakkuk starts out with Habakkuk talking to God, but the dialogue goes back and forth, changing without warning, so the reader has to pay close attention to the context. God answers Habakkuk starting in Habakkuk 1:5, and then in Habakkuk 1:12 the prophet begins to speak back to God again, which continues to the end of the chapter.

Commentary for: Habakkuk 1:2