God's Deliverance of His People
1 A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet, according to Shigionoth. F39
2 LORD, I have heard R80 the F40 report about You and I F41 fear. R81
O LORD, revive R82 Your R83 work in the midst of the years,
In the midst of the years make it known;
In wrath remember mercy. R84 F42
3 God comes from Teman, R85
And the Holy One from Mount Paran. R86 Selah.
His splendor R87 covers the heavens,
And the earth R88 is full of His praise.
4 His radiance R89 is like the sunlight;
He has rays flashing from His hand,
And there is the hiding of His power. R90
5 Before Him goes pestilence, R91
And plague R92 comes after F43 Him.
6 He stood and surveyed the earth;
He looked and startled R93 the nations.
Yes, the perpetual mountains were shattered,
The ancient hills collapsed. F44
His ways are everlasting. R94
7 I saw the tents of Cushan under distress, R95
The tent curtains of the land of Midian R96 were trembling.
8 Did the LORD rage against the rivers, R97
Or was Your anger against the rivers,
Or was Your wrath against the sea, R98
That You rode R99 on Your horses,
On Your chariots R100 of salvation?
9 Your bow R101 was made bare,
The rods of chastisement F45 were sworn. Selah.
You cleaved R102 the earth with rivers.
10 The mountains saw You and quaked;
The downpour of waters swept by.
The deep uttered R103 forth its voice,
It lifted high its hands.
11 Sun R104 and moon stood in their places;
They went away at the light R105 of Your arrows,
At the radiance of Your gleaming spear.
12 In indignation You marched R106 through the earth;
In anger You trampled R107 F46 the nations.
13 You went forth for the salvation R108 of Your people,
For the salvation of Your anointed. R109
You struck the head R110 of the house of the evil
To lay him open from thigh F47 to neck. Selah.
14 You pierced with his own R111 spears F48
The head of his throngs. F49
They stormed R112 in to scatter us; F50
Their exultation was like those
Who devour R113 the oppressed in secret.
15 You trampled R114 on the sea with Your horses,
On the surge R115 of many waters.
16 I heard and my inward F51 parts trembled, R116
At the sound my lips quivered.
Decay enters my bones, R117
And in my place I tremble.
Because I must wait R118 quietly for the day of distress,
For F52 the people R119 to arise who will invade us.
17 Though the fig R120 tree should not blossom
And there be no fruit F53 on the vines,
Though the yield of the olive R121 should fail
And the fields produce no food,
Though the flock R122 should be cut off from the fold
And there be no R123 cattle in the stalls,
18 Yet I will exult R124 in the LORD,
I will rejoice R125 in the God R126 of my salvation.
19 The Lord GOD F54 is my strength, R127
And He R128 has made my feet like hinds' feet,
And makes me walk on my high R129 places.
For the choir director, on my stringed instruments.
F39: I.e. a highly emotional poetic form
F40: Or Your report
F41: Or I stand in awe of Your work, O L\ORD/; In the midst of the years revive it,
F42: Or compassion
F43: Lit at His feet
F44: Lit bowed; or sank down
F45: Lit word
F46: Or thresh
F47: Lit foundation
F48: Lit shafts
F49: Or warriors or villagers
F50: Lit me
F51: Lit belly
F52: Or To come upon the people who will
F53: Lit produce
F54: Hebrew YHWH, usually rendered L\ORD/
R80: Job 1:42:5
R81: Psalms 119:120; Jeremiah 10:7
R82: Psalms 71:20; 85:6
R83: Psalms 44:1-8; Habakkuk 1:5
R84: Numbers 14:19; 2 Samuel 24:15-17; Isaiah 54:8
R85: Jeremiah 49:7; Amos 1:12; Obadiah 1:1:9
R86: Genesis 21:21; Deuteronomy 33:2
R87: Psalms 113:4; 148:13
R88: Psalms 48:10
R89: Psalms 18:12
R90: Job 1:26:14
R91: Exodus 12:29,30; Numbers 16:46-49
R92: Numbers 11:1-3; Psalms 18:12,13
R93: Job 1:21:18; Psalms 35:5
R94: Habakkuk 1:12
R95: Exodus 15:14-16
R96: Numbers 31:7,8; Judges 7:24,25; 8:12
R97: Exodus 7:19,20; Joshua 3:16; Isaiah 50:2
R98: Exodus 14:16,21; Psalms 114:3,5
R99: Deuteronomy 33:26; Psalms 18:10; Habakkuk 3:15
R100: Psalms 68:17
R101: Psalms 7:12,13; Habakkuk 3:11
R102: Psalms 78:16; 105:41
R103: Psalms 93:3; 98:7,8
R104: Joshua 10:12-14
R105: Psalms 18:14
R106: Psalms 68:7
R107: Isaiah 41:15; Jeremiah 51:33; Micah 4:13
R108: Exodus 15:2; 2 Samuel 5:20; Psalms 68:19,20
R109: Psalms 20:6; 28:8
R110: Psalms 68:21; 110:6
R111: Judges 7:22
R112: Daniel 11:40; Zechariah 9:14
R113: Psalms 10:8; 64:2-5
R114: Psalms 77:19; Habakkuk 3:8
R115: Exodus 15:8
R116: Daniel 10:8; Habakkuk 3:2
R117: Job 1:30:17,30; Jeremiah 23:9
R118: Luke 21:19
R119: Jeremiah 5:15
R120: Joel 1:10-12; Amos 4:9; 2 Corinthians 4:8,9
R121: Micah 6:15
R122: Joel 1:18
R123: Jeremiah 5:17
R124: Exodus 15:1,2; Job 1:13:15; Isaiah 61:10; Romans 5:2,3
R125: Psalms 46:1-5; Philippians 4:4
R126: Psalms 25:5; 27:1; Isaiah 12:2
R127: Psalms 18:32,33; 27:1; 46:1; Isaiah 45:24
R128: 2 Samuel 22:34
R129: Deuteronomy 33:29