Habakkuk 3 synopses
After Habakkuk's inquiries are answered with a response from God. In chapter 3 Habakkuk goes into worship with restored conviction and faith in God his "Savior". In a beautiful melodic prayer almost like a Psalm Habakkuk begins as only he can:
LORD, I have heard your speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive your
work in the middle of the years, in the middle of the years make known;
in wrath remember mercy.
came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory
covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise.
4And his brightness was as the light; he had horns coming out of his hand: and there was the hiding of his power.
5Before him went the pestilence, and burning coals went forth at his feet.
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.
7I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction: and the curtains of the land of Midian did tremble.
the LORD displeased against the rivers? was your anger against the
rivers? was your wrath against the sea, that you did ride on your horses
and your chariots of salvation?
9Your bow was made quite naked, according to the oaths of the tribes, even your word. Selah. You did split the earth with rivers.
mountains saw you, and they trembled: the overflowing of the water
passed by: the deep uttered his voice, and lifted up his hands on high.
sun and moon stood still in their habitation: at the light of your
arrows they went, and at the shining of your glittering spear.
12You did march through the land in indignation, you did thresh the heathen in anger.
went forth for the salvation of your people, even for salvation with
your anointed; you wounded the head out of the house of the wicked, by
discovering the foundation to the neck. Selah.
did 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
15You did walk through the sea with your horses, through the heap of great waters.
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 comes up to the people, he will invade them
with his troops.
the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines;
the labor 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
18Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and
he will make me to walk on my high places. To the chief singer on my
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