3 A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet, on 1Shigionoth.
O Lord, revive Your work in the midst of the years!
In the midst of the years make it known;
In wrath remember mercy.
The Holy One from Mount Paran. Selah
His glory covered the heavens,
And the earth was full of His praise.
He had rays flashing from His hand,
And there His power was hidden.
And fever followed at His feet.
He looked and startled the nations.
aAnd the everlasting mountains were scattered,
The perpetual hills bowed.
His ways are everlasting.
The curtains of the land of Midian trembled.
Was Your anger against the rivers,
Was Your wrath against the sea,
That You rode on Your horses,
Your chariots of salvation?
Oaths were sworn over Your 2arrows. Selah
You divided the earth with rivers.
The overflowing of the water passed by.
The deep uttered its voice,
And blifted its hands on high.
11 The csun and moon stood still in their habitation;
At the light of Your arrows they went,
At the shining of Your glittering spear.
You 3trampled the nations in anger.
For salvation with Your Anointed.
You struck the head from the house of the wicked,
By laying bare from foundation to neck. Selah
The head of his villages.
They came out like a whirlwind to scatter me;
Their rejoicing was like feasting on the poor in secret.
15 dYou walked through the sea with Your horses,
Through the heap of great waters.
16 When I heard, emy body trembled;
My lips quivered at the voice;
Rottenness entered 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.
17 Though the fig tree may not blossom,
Nor fruit be on the vines;
Though the labor of the olive may fail,
And the fields yield no food;
Though the flock may be cut off from the fold,
And there be no herd in the stalls—
18 Yet I will frejoice in the Lord,
I will joy in the God of my salvation.
19 4The Lord God is my strength;
He will make my feet like gdeer’s feet,
And He will make me hwalk on my high hills.
To the Chief Musician. With my stringed instruments.
Exact meaning unknown
Lit. tribes or rods, cf. v. 14
Heb. YHWH Adonai