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Literary structure (chiasmus, chiasm) of Book of Habakkuk

Chiasmus and Concentric Structure of whole text


1 The prophet's complaint (1:1-2:6a)
  2 The woes of the wicked (2:6b-20)
3 The prophet's prayer (3:1-19)
Former halfRelationLatter half
1 The prophet's complaint (1:1-2:6a)
How long, O LORD? I cry for help but you do not listen! I cry out to you, "Violence!" but you do not intervene. (1:2)
Crying for help3 The prophet's prayer (3:1-19)
I await the day of distress that will come upon the people who attack us. (3:16)

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