Hab 3:16

3:16 Together with v. 2, this verse encloses the hymn of vv. 3–15 with autobiographical references at beginning and end.

my body trembles. Habakkuk describes in physical terms the profound effect that the divine self-revelation had on him (cf. Jer. 4:19). The Lord answered his painful questions and will hear his prayer.

I will quietly wait . . . of trouble. Awed by the divine majesty, Habakkuk may rest in the assurance that the Lord will judge the wicked.