Acts 13:40 - 41 (NKJV) "Beware therefore, lest what has been spoken in the prophets come upon you: "Behold, you despisers, Marvel and perish! For I work a work in your days, A work which you will by no means believe, Though one were to declare it to you.' "
In the above scripture, Paul quotes Habakkuk as a reference to the unbelief of the Jews. He quotes it as though God's redemptive work through Christ was what Habakkuk prophesied about. But on reading Habakkuk 1:5 - 6, see what we find
Habakkuk 1:5 - 6 (NKJV) " Look among the nations and watch -- Be utterly astounded! For [I will] work a work in your days [Which] you would not believe, though it were told [you.] For indeed I am raising up the Chaldeans, A bitter and hasty nation Which marches through the breadth of the earth, To possess dwelling places [that are] not theirs.
In Habakkuk, we find that the prophecy was about the rise of the Chaldeans which was soon to happen. So based on these findings, was Paul taking a prophecy out of context or is there something he saw which I may be missing?