Queanbeyan and District Anglican Church
Queanbeyan, Karabar, Burra, Michelago, Jerrabomberra, Googong
Old Testament  - Twentyfirst Sunday after Pentecost
Habakkuk 1.1-4, 2.1-4

1 1 The oracle that the prophet Habakkuk saw.
2 O Lord , how long shall I cry for help,
     and you will not listen?
Or cry to you ‘Violence!’
     and you will not save?
3 Why do you make me see wrongdoing
     and look at trouble?
Destruction and violence are before me;
     strife and contention arise.
4 So the law becomes slack
     and justice never prevails.
The wicked surround the righteous—
     therefore judgement comes forth perverted.
2 1 I will stand at my watch-post,
     and station myself on the rampart;
I will keep watch to see what he will say to me,
     and what he will answer concerning my complaint.
2 Then the Lord answered me and said:
Write the vision;
     make it plain on tablets,
     so that a runner may read it.
3 For there is still a vision for the appointed time;
     it speaks of the end, and does not lie.
If it seems to tarry, wait for it;
     it will surely come, it will not delay.
4 Look at the proud!
     Their spirit is not right in them,
     but the righteous live by their faith.