The prophet Habakkuk reads the doom of all proud and oppressive powers that bear hard upon God’s people ( the despotisms, powers, the world rulers, spirit forces of wickedness…) – Ephesians 6: 12; With various expressions in a form of : The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life, are the entangling snares by all means of men
There is a lawful gain, which , by the blessing of God, may be a comfort to a house. But what is got by fraud and injustice, will bring poverty and ruin upon a family. Yet that is not the worst; Then have sinned against thine own soul, have endangered it. Those who wrong their neighbours, do much greater wrong to their own souls. If the sinner thinks he has manage his frauds and violence with art and contrivance, the riches and possessions he heaped together will witness against him.
Or, like the waters which cover the bed of the sea ( Habakkuk 2: 14 ) The knowledge shall be not only universal but deep. ( Isaiah 11: 9 ) The verse explains the preceding, the Lord of hosts, God Omnipotent, whose purpose overrule all, shall bring in His Kingdom, and in the judgments that precede its coming the great fabrics reared heathenism, for it idolatries and it oppressions shall become fuel for the fire ( Isaiah 9: 5 ). This is the line of thought most natural. Another might be that when the reign of peace in Jehovah’s Kingdom shall come in men themselves shall burn to the ground their strongholds of war and their edifice of pride, just as they shall beat their swords to ploughshares ( Isaiah 2: 4 ).