They are dreaded and feared;
their views of justice and their authority
proceed from themselves. Bible

“They are dreaded.” The Hebrew text is singular, “He is dreaded” (we could also translate the phrase as “it is dreaded”), portraying the Babylonian army as unified as one person or one unit. This use of the singular for the Babyonians continues on in the chapter.

Commentary for: Habakkuk 1:7