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Habakkuk 3 - American Standard Version 2015

The Prophet’s Prayer

1. A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet, set to Shigionoth.\par

2. O Jehovah, I have heard the report of thee, and am afraid:\par\tab O Jehovah, revive thy work in the midst of the years;\par\tab In the midst of the years make it known;\par\tab In wrath remember mercy.

3. God came from Teman,\par\tab And the Holy One from mount Paran. {\i Selah\par\tab His glory covered the heavens,\par\tab And the earth was full of his praise.

4. And {\i his} brightness was as the light;\par\tab He had rays {\i coming forth} from his hand;\par\tab And there was the hiding of his power.

5. Before him went the pestilence,\par\tab And fiery bolts went forth at his feet.

6. He stood, and measured the earth;\par\tab He beheld, and drove asunder the nations;\par\tab And the eternal mountains were scattered;\par\tab The everlasting hills did bow;\par\tab His goings were {\i as} of old.

7. I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction;\par\tab The curtains of the land of Midian did tremble.

8. Was Jehovah displeased with the rivers?\par\tab Was thine anger against the rivers,\par\tab Or thy wrath against the sea,\par\tab That thou didst ride upon thy horses,\par\tab Upon thy chariots of salvation?

9. Thy bow was made quite bare;\par\tab The oaths to the tribes were a {\i sure} word. {\i Selah\par\tab Thou didst cleave the earth with rivers.

10. The mountains saw thee, and were afraid;\par\tab The tempest of waters passed by;\par\tab The deep uttered its voice,\par\tab And lifted up its hands on high.

11. The sun and moon stood still in their habitation,\par\tab At the light of thine arrows as they went,\par\tab At the shining of thy glittering spear.

12. Thou didst march through the land in indignation;\par\tab Thou didst thresh the nations in anger.

13. Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people,\par\tab For the salvation of thine anointed;\par\tab Thou woundedst the head out of the house of the wicked man,\par\tab Laying bare the foundation even unto the neck. {\i Selah

14. Thou didst pierce with his own staves the head of his warriors:\par\tab They came as a whirlwind to scatter me;\par\tab Their rejoicing was as to devour the poor secretly.

15. Thou didst tread the sea with thy horses,\par\tab The heap of mighty waters.

16. I heard, and my body trembled,\par\tab My lips quivered at the voice;\par\tab Rottenness entereth into my bones, and I tremble in my place;\par\tab Because I must wait quietly for the day of trouble,\par\tab For the coming up of the people that invadeth us.

A Hymn of Faith

17. For though the fig-tree shall not flourish,\par\tab Neither shall fruit be in the vines;\par\tab The labor of the olive shall fail,\par\tab And the fields shall yield no food;\par\tab The flock shall be cut off from the fold,\par\tab And there shall be no herd in the stalls:

18. Yet I will rejoice in Jehovah,\par\tab I will joy in the God of my salvation.

19. Jehovah, the Lord, is my strength;\par\tab And he maketh my feet like hinds' {\i feet},\par\tab And will make me to walk upon my high places.\par\par\tab For the Chief Musician, on my stringed instruments.

American Standard Version-2015

Edited by Jeff D. Huddleston. Based on the 1901 American Standard Version (ASV-1901).