Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Habbakuk 1:4 in English Standard Version "So the law is paralyzed, and justice never goes forth. For the wicked surround the righteous; so justice goes forth perverted." Job 21:7 Why do the wicked live, reach old age, and grow mighty in power? Jer 12:1 Righteous are you, O Lord, when I complain to you; yet I would plead my case before you. Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all who are treacherous thrive? Mic 7:3 Their hands are on what is evil, to do it well; the prince and the judge ask for a bribe, and the great man utters the evil desire of his soul; thus they weave it together.