Habakkuk 3 ©

1 Habakkuk's prayer: 3 he describeth God's majesty, and wonders wrought in his people's behalf: 17 he professeth his unshaken trust in God.


A PRAYER of Habakkuk the prophet 1upon Shigionoth.


O LORD, I have heard thy 2speech, and awas afraid: O LORD, 3revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; bin wrath remember mercy.


cGod came from 4Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. dHis glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise.


And his brightness was as the light; he had 5horns coming out of his hand: and there was the ehiding of his power.


fBefore him went the pestilence, and burning 6coals went forth at his feet.


He stood, and gmeasured the earth: he beheld, and hdrove *asunder the nations; and the ieverlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow: his ways are jeverlasting.


I saw kthe tents of 7Cushan 8in affliction: and the curtains of the land of Midian did tremble.


lWas the LORD displeased against the rivers? was thine anger against the rivers? was thy wrath against the sea, that thou didst mride upon thine horses and 9thy chariots of salvation?


Thy bow nwas made quite naked, according to the ooaths of the tribes, even thy word. Selah. pThou didst cleave 10the earth with rivers.


qThe mountains saw thee, and they trembled: rthe overflowing of the water passed by: the deep uttered his voice, and lifted up his hands on high.


sThe sun and moon stood still in their habitation: 11at the light of thine arrows they went, and at the shining of thy glittering spear.


tThou didst march through the land in indignation, thou didst thresh the heathen in anger.


Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people, even for salvation uwith thine anointed; thou vwoundedst the head out of the house of the wicked, by 12discovering the foundation unto the neck. Selah.


wThou didst strike through with his *staves the head of his villages: they 13came out as a whirlwind to scatter me: their rejoicing was as to devour the poor secretly.


xThou didst walk through the sea with thine horses, through the 14heap of great waters.


When I heard, ymy belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself, that zI might rest in the day of trouble: when ahe cometh up unto the people, he will 15invade them with his troops.


bAlthough the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall 16fail, and the fields shall yield no *meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:


cYet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.


The LORD God is dmy strength, and he will make my feet like ehinds' feet, and he will make me to walk fupon mine high places. gTo the chief singer on my 17stringed instruments.

g Pss. 4; 6; 8, titles.