Habakkuk 3
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1This is a prayer of Habakkuk the prophet, according to Shigionoth:1A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet, according to Shigionoth.
2O LORD, I have heard the report of You; I stand in awe, O LORD, of Your deeds. Revive them in these years; make them known in these years. In Your wrath, remember mercy!2O LORD, I have heard the report of you, and your work, O LORD, do I fear. In the midst of the years revive it; in the midst of the years make it known; in wrath remember mercy.
3God came from Teman, and the Holy One from Mount Paran. Selah His glory covered the heavens, and His praise filled the earth.3God came from Teman, and the Holy One from Mount Paran. Selah His splendor covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise.
4His radiance was like the sunlight; rays flashed from His hand, where His power is hidden.4His brightness was like the light; rays flashed from his hand; and there he veiled his power.
5Plague went before Him, and pestilence followed in His steps.5Before him went pestilence, and plague followed at his heels.
6He stood and measured the earth; He looked and startled the nations; the ancient mountains were scattered; the perpetual hills bowed. His ways are everlasting.6He stood and measured the earth; he looked and shook the nations; then the eternal mountains were scattered; the everlasting hills sank low. His were the everlasting ways.
7I saw the tents of Cushan in distress; the curtains of Midian were trembling.7I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction; the curtains of the land of Midian did tremble.
8Were You angry at the rivers, O LORD? Was Your wrath against the streams? Did You rage against the sea when You rode on Your horses, on Your chariots of salvation?8Was your wrath against the rivers, O LORD? Was your anger against the rivers, or your indignation against the sea, when you rode on your horses, on your chariot of salvation?
9You brandished Your bow; You called for many arrows. Selah You split the earth with rivers.9You stripped the sheath from your bow, calling for many arrows. Selah You split the earth with rivers.
10The mountains saw You and quaked; torrents of water swept by. The deep roared with its voice and lifted its hands on high.10The mountains saw you and writhed; the raging waters swept on; the deep gave forth its voice; it lifted its hands on high.
11Sun and moon stood still in their places at the flash of Your flying arrows, at the brightness of Your shining spear.11The sun and moon stood still in their place at the light of your arrows as they sped, at the flash of your glittering spear.
12You marched across the earth with fury; You threshed the nations in wrath.12You marched through the earth in fury; you threshed the nations in anger.
13You went forth for the salvation of Your people, to save Your anointed. You crushed the head of the house of the wicked and stripped him from head to foot. Selah13You went out for the salvation of your people, for the salvation of your anointed. You crushed the head of the house of the wicked, laying him bare from thigh to neck. Selah
14With his own spear You pierced his head, when his warriors stormed out to scatter us, gloating as though ready to secretly devour the weak.14You pierced with his own arrows the heads of his warriors, who came like a whirlwind to scatter me, rejoicing as if to devour the poor in secret.
15You trampled the sea with Your horses, churning the great waters.15You trampled the sea with your horses, the surging of mighty waters.
16I heard and trembled within; my lips quivered at the sound. Decay entered my bones; I trembled where I stood. Yet I must wait patiently for the day of distress to come upon the people who invade us.16I hear, and my body trembles; my lips quiver at the sound; rottenness enters into my bones; my legs tremble beneath me. Yet I will quietly wait for the day of trouble to come upon people who invade us.
17Though the fig tree does not bud and no fruit is on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though the sheep are cut off from the fold and no cattle are in the stalls,17Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls,
18yet I will exult in the LORD; I will rejoice in the God of my salvation!18yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will take joy in the God of my salvation.
19GOD the Lord is my strength; He makes my feet like those of a deer; He makes me walk upon the heights! For the choirmaster. With stringed instruments.19GOD, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me tread on my high places. To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments.
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