A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet upon Shigionoth.||
O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work
in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath
|3:3 God came from Teman, and
the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and
the earth was full of his praise.||
"God ... had horns coming out of his hand ... Before him went the
pestilence, and burning coals went forth at his feet."
Can God be seen?
Does God have a body?
And his brightness was as the light; he had horns coming out of his hand: and there was
the hiding of his power.
Before him went the
pestilence, and burning
coals went forth at his feet.
He stood, and measured the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder the
nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills
did bow: his ways are everlasting.||
(3:6a) "He stood, and measured the earth ... and the everlasting mountains were scattered,
the perpetual hills did bow."|
(3:6b) "He ... drove asunder the nations."
I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction: and the curtains of the land of
Midian did tremble.
Was the LORD displeased against the rivers? was thine anger against the
rivers? was thy wrath against the sea, that thou didst ride upon thine
horses and thy chariots of salvation?
Thy bow was made quite naked, according to the oaths of the tribes, even
thy word. Selah. Thou didst cleave the earth with rivers.||
(3:10) "The mountains saw thee, and they trembled."
(3:11) "The sun and moon stood still in their habitation." This verse apparently
refers to Joshua 10:12-13, where God made the sun stand still.
Habakkuk praises God for slaughtering "the heathen."
(3:12) "Thou didst march through the land in indignation, thou didst thresh the heathen in anger."
(3:13) "Thou woundedst the head out of the house of the wicked, by discovering the foundation unto the neck."
(3:14) "Thou didst strike through with his staves the head of his villages."
(3:15) "Thou didst walk through the sea with thine horses."
(3:16) "When I heard, my belly trembled ... rottenness entered into my bones."
The mountains saw thee, and they trembled: the overflowing of the water
passed by: the deep uttered his voice, and lifted up his hands on high.
The sun and
moon stood still in their habitation: at the light of thine
arrows they went, and at the shining of thy glittering spear.
|3:12 Thou 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
with thine anointed; thou woundedst the head out of the house of the wicked,
by discovering the foundation unto the neck. Selah.
Thou didst 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
|3:15 Thou didst walk through the sea with thine horses, through the heap of
When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness
entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself, that I might rest in the
day of trouble: when he cometh up unto the people, he will invade them with
Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the
vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, 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:
Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.||
The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet,
and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my