Habakkuk 3

God’s Deliverance of His People

1A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet, according to
I.e. a highly emotional poetic form
2 Lord, I have b  heard
Or Your report
the report about You and
Or I stand in awe of Your work, O  Lord ; In the midst of the years revive it,
I e  fear.
O  Lord f  revive g  Your work in the midst of the years,
In the midst of the years make it known;
In wrath remember
Or compassion
i  mercy.

3God comes from j  Teman,
And the Holy One from Mount k  Paran. Selah.
His l  splendor covers the heavens,
And the m  earth is full of His praise.
4 His n  radiance is like the sunlight;
He has rays flashing from His hand,
And there is the hiding of His o  power.
5Before Him goes p  pestilence,
And q  plague comes
Lit at His feet
after Him.
6He stood and surveyed the earth;
He looked and s  startled the nations.
Yes, the perpetual mountains were shattered,
The ancient hills
Lit bowed; or sank down
His ways are u  everlasting.
7I saw the tents of Cushan under v  distress,
The tent curtains of the land of w  Midian were trembling.

8Did the  Lord rage against the x  rivers,
Or was Your anger against the rivers,
Or was Your wrath against the y  sea,
That You z  rode on Your horses,
On Your aa  chariots of salvation?
9Your ab  bow was made bare,
The rods of
Lit word
chastisement were sworn. Selah.
You ad  cleaved the earth with rivers.
10The mountains saw You and quaked;
The downpour of waters swept by.
The deep ae  uttered forth its voice,
It lifted high its hands.
11 af  Sun and moon stood in their places;
They went away at the ag  light of Your arrows,
At the radiance of Your gleaming spear.
12In indignation You ah  marched through the earth;
In anger You
Or thresh
aj  trampled the nations.
13You went forth for the ak  salvation of Your people,
For the salvation of Your al  anointed.
You struck the am  head of the house of the evil
To lay him open from
Lit foundation
thigh to neck. Selah.
14You pierced with his ao  own
Lit shafts
The head of his
Or warriors or villagers
They ar  stormed in to scatter
Lit me
Their exultation was like those
Who at  devour the oppressed in secret.
15You au  trampled on the sea with Your horses,
On the av  surge of many waters.

16I heard and my
Lit belly
inward parts ax  trembled,
At the sound my lips quivered.
Decay enters my ay  bones,
And in my place I tremble.
Because I must az  wait quietly for the day of distress,
Or To come upon the people who will
For the bb  people to arise who will invade us.
17Though the bc  fig tree should not blossom
And there be no
Lit produce
fruit on the vines,
Though the yield of the be  olive should fail
And the fields produce no food,
Though the bf  flock should be cut off from the fold
And there be bg  no cattle in the stalls,
18Yet I will bh  exult in the  Lord,
I will bi  rejoice in the bj  God of my salvation.
19The Lord
Heb YHWH, usually rendered  Lord
 God is my bl  strength,
And bm  He has made my feet like hinds’ feet,
And makes me walk on my bn  high places.
For the choir director, on my stringed instruments.

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