Habakkuk Declares His Confidence
3:16 I listened and my stomach churned;49
the sound made my lips quiver.
My frame went limp, as if my bones were decaying,50
and I shook as I tried to walk.51
I long52 for the day of distress
to come upon53 the people who attack us.
3:17 When54 the fig tree does not bud,
and there are no grapes on the vines;
when the olive trees do not produce,55
and the fields yield no crops;56
when the sheep disappear57 from the pen,
and there are no cattle in the stalls,
3:18 I will rejoice because of58 the Lord;
I will be happy because of the God who delivers me!
3:19 The sovereign Lord is my source of strength.59
He gives me the agility of a deer;60
he enables me to negotiate the rugged terrain.61
(This prayer is for the song leader. It is to be accompanied by stringed instruments.)62
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