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16 I hear, and my body trembles,
    my lips quiver at the sound;
rottenness enters into my bones,
    my steps totter[a] beneath me.
I will quietly wait for the day of trouble
    to come upon people who invade us.

Trust and Joy in the Midst of Trouble

17 Though the fig tree do not blossom,
    nor fruit be on the vines,
the produce of the olive fail
    and the fields yield no food,
the flock be cut off from the fold
    and there be no herd in the stalls,
18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
    I will joy in the God of my salvation.
19 God, the Lord, is my strength;
    he makes my feet like hinds’ feet,
    he makes me tread upon my high places.

To the choirmaster: with stringed[b] instruments.

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Footnotes

  1. Habakkuk 3:16 Cn Compare Gk: Heb I tremble because
  2. Habakkuk 3:19 Heb my stringed

Do Not Worry

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his span of life?[a] 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O men of little faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well.

34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day’s own trouble be sufficient for the day.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 6:27 Or to his stature