- A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet, set to Shigionoth.
- O Jehovah, I have heard the report of thee, and am afraid: O Jehovah, revive thy work in the midst of the years;
In the midst of the years make it known;
In wrath remember mercy.
- God came from Teman, And the Holy One from mount Paran.
His glory covered the heavens, And the earth was full of his praise.
- And [his] brightness was as the light;
He had rays [coming forth] from his hand;
And there was the hiding of his power.
- Before him went the pestilence, And fiery bolts went forth at his feet.
- He stood, and measured the earth;
He beheld, and drove asunder the nations;
And the eternal mountains were scattered;
The everlasting hills did bow;
His goings were [as] of old.
- I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction;
The curtains of the land of Midian did tremble.
- Was Jehovah displeased with the rivers?
Was thine anger against the rivers, Or thy wrath against the sea, That thou didst ride upon thy horses, Upon thy chariots of salvation?
- Thy bow was made quite bare;
The oaths to the tribes were a [sure] word.
Thou didst cleave the earth with rivers.
- The mountains saw thee, and were afraid;
The tempest of waters passed by;
The deep uttered its voice, And lifted up its hands on high.
- The sun and moon stood still in their habitation, At the light of thine arrows as they went, At the shining of thy glittering spear.
- Thou didst march though the land in indignation;
Thou didst thresh the nations in anger.
- Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people, For the salvation of thine anointed;
Thou woundest the head out of the house of the wicked man, Laying bare the foundation even unto the neck.
- Thou didst pierce with his own staves the head of his warriors: They came as a whirlwind to scatter me;
Their rejoicing was as to devour the poor secretly.
- Thou didst tread the sea with thy horses, The heap of mighty waters.
- I heard, and my body trembled, My lips quivered at the voice;
Rottenness entereth into my bones, and I tremble in my place;
Because I must wait quietly for the day of trouble, For the coming up of the people that invadeth us.
- For though the fig-tree shall not flourish, Neither shall fruit be in the vines;
The labor of the olive shall fail, And the fields shall yield no food;
The flock shall be cut off from the fold, And there shall be no herd in the stalls:
- Yet I will rejoice in Jehovah, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
- Jehovah, the Lord, is my strength;
And he maketh my feet like hinds’ [feet], And will make me to walk upon my high places.