Habakkuk 3:3-15 New International Version

3  God came from Teman, the Holy One from Mount Paran.[1]His glory covered the heavens and his praise filled the earth. 4  His splendor was like the sunrise; rays flashed from his hand, where his power was hidden. 5  Plague went before him; pestilence followed his steps. 6  He stood, and shook the earth; he looked, and made the nations tremble. The ancient mountains crumbled and the age-old hills collapsed- but he marches on forever. 7  I saw the tents of Cushan in distress, the dwellings of Midian in anguish. 8  Were you angry with the rivers, Lord? Was your wrath against the streams? Did you rage against the sea when you rode your horses and your chariots to victory? 9  You uncovered your bow, you called for many arrows. You split the earth with rivers; 10  the mountains saw you and writhed. Torrents of water swept by; the deep roared and lifted its waves on high. 11  Sun and moon stood still in the heavens at the glint of your flying arrows, at the lightning of your flashing spear. 12  In wrath you strode through the earth and in anger you threshed the nations. 13  You came out to deliver your people, to save your anointed one. You crushed the leader of the land of wickedness, you stripped him from head to foot. 14  With his own spear you pierced his head when his warriors stormed out to scatter us, gloating as though about to devour the wretched who were in hiding. 15  You trampled the sea with your horses, churning the great waters.


[1] 3:3 The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the middle of verse 9 and at the end of verse 13.

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