If it seems slow, wait for it;
    it will surely come; it will not delay.—Hab. 2:3.

Habakkuk was told to wait patiently. Though it may take a while, the following prophecy of Babylon’s doom would certainly be fulfilled at the appointed time. The prophet had asked how God could use such a wicked nation to punish Judah. In the following verses God explained to the prophet that after he has used Babylon as his instrument of judgment on Judah and other nations, he will judge Babylon for its sins. God is just after all. The word end may refer not only to the termination of Babylon’s savage rule, but to the eschatological end when God’s victory over wickedness is complete.” – Stephen Miller