Habakkuk 3:14
Good News Translation
Your arrows pierced the commander of his army when it came like a storm to scatter us, gloating like those who secretly oppress the poor.

Contemporary English Version
His troops had come like a storm, hoping to scatter us and glad to gobble us up. To them we were refugees in hiding--but you smashed their heads with their own weapons.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast cursed his sceptres, the head of his warriors, them that came out as a whirlwind to scatter me. Their joy was like that of him that devoureth the poor man in secret.

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Thou hast cursed his sceptres, the head of his warriors, them that came out as a whirlwind to scatter me. Their joy was like that of him that devoureth the poor man in secret.

the head.

Exodus 11:4-7 And he said: Thus saith the Lord: At midnight I will enter into Egypt: . . .

Exodus 12:12,13,29,30 And I will pass through the land of Egypt that night, and will kill every firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast: and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments; I am the Lord. . . .

Exodus 14:17,18 And I will harden the heart of the Egyptians to pursue you: and I will be glorified in Pharao, and in all his host, and in his chariots and in his horsemen. . . .

Psalm 78:50,51 He made a way for a path to his anger: he spared not their souls from death, and their cattle he shut up in death. . . .

Psalm 83:9-11 Do to them as thou didst to Madian and to Sisara: as to Jabin at the brook of Cisson. . . .

they.

Exodus 14:5-9 And it was told the king of the Egyptians that the people was fled: and the heart of Pharao and of his servants was changed with regard to the people, and they said: What meant we to do, that we let Israel go from serving us? . . .

Exodus 15:9,10 The enemy said: I will pursue and overtake, I will divide the spoils, my soul shall have its fill: I will draw my sword, my hand shall slay them. . . .

Psalm 83:2,8 For lo, thy enemies have made a noise: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. . . .

Psalm 118:10-12 All nations compassed me about; and, in the name of the Lord I have been revenged on them. . . .

Acts 4:27,28 For of a truth there assembled together in this city against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, . . .

came out.

Daniel 11:40 And at the time prefixed the king of the south shall fight against him, and the king of the north shall come against him like a tempest, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with a great navy, and he shall enter into the countries, and shall destroy, and pass through.

Zechariah 9:14 And the Lord God shall be seen over them, and his dart shall go forth as lightning: and the Lord God will sound the trumpet, and go in the whirlwind of the south.

their.

Exodus 1:10-16,22 Come let us wisely oppress them, lest they multiply: and if any war shall rise against us, join with our enemies, and having overcome us, depart out of the land. . . .

Psalm 10:8 He sits in ambush with the rich in private places, that he may kill the innocent.

Psalm 64:2-7 Thou hast protected me from the assembly of the malignant; from the multitude of the workers of iniquity. . . .

Context
Habakkuk's Prayer
13Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people: for salvation with thy Christ. Thou struckest the head of the house of the wicked: thou hast laid bare his foundation even to the neck. 14Thou hast cursed his sceptres, the head of his warriors, them that came out as a whirlwind to scatter me. Their joy was like that of him that devoureth the poor man in secret.15Thou madest a way in the sea for thy horses, in the mud of many waters.…
Cross References
Judges 7:22
And the three hundred men nevertheless persisted sounding the trumpets. And the Lord sent the sword into all the camp, and they killed one another,

Psalm 10:8
He sits in ambush with the rich in private places, that he may kill the innocent.

Psalm 64:2
Thou hast protected me from the assembly of the malignant; from the multitude of the workers of iniquity.

Daniel 11:40
And at the time prefixed the king of the south shall fight against him, and the king of the north shall come against him like a tempest, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with a great navy, and he shall enter into the countries, and shall destroy, and pass through.

Zechariah 9:14
And the Lord God shall be seen over them, and his dart shall go forth as lightning: and the Lord God will sound the trumpet, and go in the whirlwind of the south.

Additional Translations
With his own spear You pierced his head, when his warriors stormed out to scatter us, gloating as though ready to secretly devour the weak.You did strike through with his staves the head of his villages: they came out as a whirlwind to scatter me: their rejoicing was as to devour the poor secretly.

Thou didst pierce with his own staves the head of his warriors: They came as a whirlwind to scatter me; Their rejoicing was as to devour the poor secretly.

Thou didst cut asunder the heads of princes with amazement, they shall tremble in it; they shall burst their bridles, they shall be as a poor man devouring in secret.

Thou didst strike through with his own spears the head of his leaders: They came out as a whirlwind to scatter me, Whose exulting was as to devour the afflicted secretly.

Thou didst pierce with his own staves the head of his warriors: they came as a whirlwind to scatter me: their rejoicing was as to devour the poor secretly.

Thou didst strike through with his staffs the head of his villages: they came out as a whirlwind to scatter me: their rejoicing was as to devour the poor secretly.

You pierced the heads of his warriors with their own spears. They came as a whirlwind to scatter me, gloating as if to devour the wretched in secret.

Thou hast pierced with his staves the head of his leaders, They are tempestuous to scatter me, Their exultation is as to consume the poor in secret.
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