A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet upon Shiggaion*.
O Jehovah, I have heard Thy fame; I have feared Thy work, Jehovah; in the midst◦ of the years make· it◦ ·to··live; in the midst◦ of the years make it known; with trembling Thou shalt remember compassion.
God▵ came from Teman, and the Holy··One from Mount Paran. Selah. His majesty covered the heavens, and the earth was··full of His praise.
And His brightness was as the light; He had◦ horns from His hand; and there was His strength hidden··away*.
Before Him went the pestilence, and embers went··out at His feet.
He stood, and measured the earth; He saw, and dispersed* the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered; the eternal hills did bow· themselves ·down; the walkings of eternity are His.
I saw the tents of Cushan in sorrow◦, and the curtains of the land of Midian did tremble.
Was· Jehovah ·incensed against◦ the rivers? Was Thine anger against◦ the rivers? Was Thy wrath against◦ the sea? For Thou didst ride on Thy horses and Thy chariots of salvation.
With nakedness Thy bow was made··naked: the promises of the rods of Thy saying. Selah. Thou didst split the earth with rivers.
The mountains saw Thee, they travailed; the downpour of the water crossed··over; the abyss gave forth its voice; it bore··up its hands on··high.
The sun and moon stood in their cohabitation; at the light of Thine arrows they go◦, at the brightness of the lightning of Thy spear.*
Thou didst march through the land in indignation, Thou didst thresh the nations in anger.
Thou wentest··forth for the salvation of Thy people, for the saving of Thine anointed; Thou strikest◦ the head from the house of the wicked, making··naked the foundation, even··to the neck. Selah.
Thou didst puncture with his own rods the head of his infidels; they were as▵ a whirlwind to scatter me; their triumph◦ was like◦ eating··up the afflicted in hiding.
Thou didst tread through the sea with Thy horses, through the clay of many waters.
I heard, and my belly trembled; my lips tingled at◦ the voice; rottenness came into my bones, and I trembled in myself, that I might rest in the day of adversity, which comes··up against▵ the people who will troop··against Him.
For the fig··tree shall not flourish, and there shall be no produce in the vines; the work◦ of the olive··tree shall be denied, and the fields◦ shall make no◦ food; the flock shall be severed from the pen, and there shall be no herd in the stalls;
but I◦ will triumph in Jehovah; I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.
Jehovih* the Lord is my strength, and He will set my feet as deer’s feet, and He will make me to tread on my high··places. To the victor; on my neginoth*.