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Habakkuk 3 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Prophet’s Prayer
The Prophet’s Prayer

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 3:1 - A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet, on Shigionoth.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 3:2 - O LORD, I have heard Your speech and was afraid;
O LORD, revive Your work in the midst of the years!
In the midst of the years make it known;
In wrath remember mercy.

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 3:3 - God came from Teman,
The Holy One from Mount Paran. Selah

His glory covered the heavens,
And the earth was full of His praise.

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 3:4 - His brightness was like the light;
He had rays flashing from His hand,
And there His power was hidden.

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 3:5 - Before Him went pestilence,
And fever followed at His feet.

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 3:6 - He stood and measured the earth;
He looked and startled the nations.
And the everlasting mountains were scattered,
The perpetual hills bowed.
His ways are everlasting.

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 3:7 - I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction;
The curtains of the land of Midian trembled.

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 3:8 - O LORD, were You displeased with the rivers,
Was Your anger against the rivers,
Was Your wrath against the sea,
That You rode on Your horses,
Your chariots of salvation?

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 3:9 - Your bow was made quite ready;
Oaths were sworn over Your arrows.[fn] Selah

You divided the earth with rivers.

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 3:10 - The mountains saw You and trembled;
The overflowing of the water passed by.
The deep uttered its voice,
And lifted its hands on high.

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 3:11 - The sun and moon stood still in their habitation;
At the light of Your arrows they went,
At the shining of Your glittering spear.

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 3:12 - You marched through the land in indignation;
You trampled the nations in anger.

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 3:13 - You went forth for the salvation of Your people,
For salvation with Your Anointed.
You struck the head from the house of the wicked,
By laying bare from foundation to neck. Selah

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 3:14 - You thrust through with his own arrows
The head of his villages.
They came out like a whirlwind to scatter me;
Their rejoicing was like feasting on the poor in secret.

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 3:15 - You walked through the sea with Your horses,
Through the heap of great waters.

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 3:16 - When I heard, my body trembled;
My lips quivered at the voice;
Rottenness entered my bones;
And I trembled in myself,
That I might rest in the day of trouble.
When he comes up to the people,
He will invade them with his troops.
A Hymn of Faith

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 3:17 - Though the fig tree may not blossom,
Nor fruit be on the vines;
Though the labor of the olive may fail,
And the fields yield no food;
Though the flock may be cut off from the fold,
And there be no herd in the stalls—

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 3:18 - Yet I will rejoice in the LORD,
I will joy in the God of my salvation.

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 3:19 - The LORD God[fn] is my strength;
He will make my feet like deer’s feet,
And He will make me walk on my high hills.
To the Chief Musician. With my stringed instruments.
NKJV Footnotes
Exact meaning unknown
Literally rods or tribes (compare verse 14)
Hebrew YHWH Adonai
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