Habakkuk 3

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1 A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet upon Shiggaion*.

2 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.

3 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.

4 And His brightness was as the light; He had horns from His hand; and there was His strength hidden·​·away*.

5 Before Him went the pestilence, and embers went·​·out at His feet.

6 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.

7 I saw the tents of Cushan in sorrow, and the curtains of the land of Midian did tremble.

8 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.

9 With nakedness Thy bow was made·​·naked: the promises of the rods of Thy saying. Selah. Thou didst split the earth with rivers.

10 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.

11 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.*

12 Thou didst march through the land in indignation, Thou didst thresh the nations in anger.

13 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.

14 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.

15 Thou didst tread through the sea with Thy horses, through the clay of many waters.

16 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.

17 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;

18 but I will triumph in Jehovah; I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.

19 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*.

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Thanks to the Kempton Project for the permission to use this New Church translation of the Word.