Detailed outline of the Book of Habakkuk

  1. Title (1:1)
  2. Habakkuk’s First Complaint: Why does the evil in Judah go unpunished? (1:2–4)
  3. God’s Answer: The Babylonians will punish Judah (1:5–11)
  4. Habakkuk’s Second Complaint: How can a just God use wicked Babylonia to punish a people more righteous than themselves? (1:12—2:1)
  5. God’s Answer: Babylonia will be punished, and faith will be rewarded (2:2–20)
  6. Habakkuk’s Prayer: After asking for manifestations of God’s wrath and mercy (as he has seen in the past), he closes with a confession of trust and joy in God (ch. 3)
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