Habakkuk in his prayer trembleth at God's majesty.
Habakkuk 3:1 A Prayer of Habakkuk the prophet upon Shigionoth. Habakkuk 3:2 Jehovah, I heard the report of thee, [and] I feared. Jehovah, revive thy work in the midst of the years, In the midst of the years make [it] known: In wrath remember mercy! Habakkuk 3:3 +God came from Teman, And the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covereth the heavens, And the earth is full of his praise. Habakkuk 3:4 And [his] brightness was as the light; Rays [came forth] from his hand; And there was the hiding of his power. Habakkuk 3:5 Before him went the pestilence, And a burning flame went forth at his feet. Habakkuk 3:6 He stood, and measured the earth; He beheld, and discomfited the nations; And the eternal mountains were scattered, The everlasting hills gave way: His ways are everlasting. Habakkuk 3:7 I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction; The curtains of the land of Midian did tremble. Habakkuk 3:8 Was Jehovah wrathful with the rivers? Was thine anger against the rivers? Was thy rage against the sea, That thou didst ride upon thy horses, Thy chariots of salvation? Habakkuk 3:9 Thy bow was made naked, The rods [of discipline] sworn according to [thy] word. Selah. Thou didst cleave the earth with rivers. Habakkuk 3:10 The mountains saw thee, they were in travail: Torrents of waters passed by; The deep uttered its voice, Lifted up its hands on high. Habakkuk 3:11 The sun [and] moon stood still in their habitation, At the light of thine arrows which shot forth,At the shining of thy glittering spear. Habakkuk 3:12 Thou didst march through the land in indignation, Thou didst thresh the nations in anger. Habakkuk 3:13 Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people, For the salvation of thine anointed; Thou didst smite off the head from the house of the wicked, Laying bare the foundation even to the neck. Selah. Habakkuk 3:14 Thou didst strike through with his own spears the head of his leaders: They came out as a whirlwind to scatter me, Whose exulting was as to devour the afflicted secretly. Habakkuk 3:15 Thou didst walk through the sea with thy horses, The heap of great waters. Habakkuk 3:16 I heard, and my belly trembled; My lips quivered at the voice; Rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in my place, That I might rest in the day of distress, When their invader shall come up against the people.
The confidence of his faith.
Habakkuk 3:17 For though the fig-tree shall not blossom, Neither shall fruit be in the vines; The labour of the olive-tree shall fail, And the fields shall yield no food; The flock shall be cut off from the fold, And there shall be no herd in the stalls: Habakkuk 3:18 Yet I will rejoice in Jehovah, I will joy in the God of my salvation. Habakkuk 3:19 Jehovah, the Lord, is my strength, And he maketh my feet like hinds' [feet], And he will make me to walk upon my high places. To the chief Musician. On my stringed instruments.