LXX Habakkuk 1:5


3 Wherefore hast thou shewn me troubles and griefs to look upon, misery and ungodliness? judgment is before me, and the judge receives a reward. 4 Therefore the law is frustrated, and judgment proceeds not effectually, for the ungodly man prevails over the just; therefore perverse judgment will proceed. 5 Behold, ye despisers, and look, and wonder marvellously, and vanish: for I work a work in your days, which ye will in no wise believe, though a man declare it to you. 6 Wherefore, behold, I stir up the Chaldeans, the bitter and hasty nation, that walks upon the breadth of the earth, to inherit tabernacles not his own. 7 He is terrible and famous; his judgment shall proceed of himself, and his dignity shall come out of himself.

Acts 13:41

New Testament

39 and by this one everyone who believes is justified from everything from which the law of Moses could not justify you. 40 Watch out, then, that what is spoken about by the prophets does not happen to you: 41 ‘Look, you scoffers; be amazed and perish! For I am doing a work in your days, a work you would never believe, even if someone tells you.’ 42 As Paul and Barnabas were going out, the people were urging them to speak about these things on the next Sabbath. 43 When the meeting of the synagogue had broken up, many of the Jews and God-fearing proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who were speaking with them and were persuading them to continue in the grace of God.

 Notes and References

"... Other texts serve to explain how Israelite unbelief should not be a surprise but reflects a divine pattern of either Israel’s or humanity’s response to God (Psalm 2:1–2 in Acts 4:25–26; Isaiah 6:9–10 in Acts 28:25–28; the various allusions in Acts 7, where the theme is stated in Acts 7:51–53). According to Stephen (Acts 7), Israel’s misunderstanding of the role of the tabernacle or temple reflects such a pattern. Some texts warn of the danger of unbelief and urge response to the gospel as a result (Deuteronomy 18:19 in Acts 3:23; Leviticus 23:29 in Acts 3:23; Habakkuk 1:5 in Acts 13:41). It is a dangerous thing to scoff at God’s work ..."

Martin, Ralph P. Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments (p. 1189) InterVarsity Press, 1997

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