27th Sunday in Ordinary Time C: 1st Reading

Habakkuk 1:2-3; 2:2-4

How long, O LORD? I cry for help
   but you do not listen!
I cry out to you, “Violence!”
   but you do not intervene.
Why do you let me see ruin;
   why must I look at misery?
Destruction and violence are before me;
   there is strife, and clamorous discord.
Then the LORD answered me and said:
   Write down the vision clearly upon the tablets,
   so that one can read it readily.
For the vision still has its time,
   presses on to fulfillment, and will not disappoint;
if it delays, wait for it,
   it will surely come, it will not be late.
The rash one has no integrity;
   but the just one, because of his faith, shall live.