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Habakkuk 3:1-3 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

2 A prayer for the faithful.

A prayer of Habakkuk the Prophet for the [a]ignorances.

[b]O Lord, I have heard thy voice, and was afraid: O Lord, revive thy [c]work in the midst of the people, in the midst of the years make it known: in wrath remember mercy.

God cometh from [d]Teman, and the holy One from mount Paran, Selah. His glory covereth the heavens, and the earth is full of his praise,


  1. Habakkuk 3:1 The Prophet instructeth his people to pray unto God, not only for their great sins but also for such as they had committed of ignorance.
  2. Habakkuk 3:2 Thus the people were afraid when they heard God’s threatenings, and prayed.
  3. Habakkuk 3:2 That is, the state of thy Church which is now ready to perish, before it come to half a perfect age, which should be under Christ.
  4. Habakkuk 3:3 Teman and Paran were near Sinai, where the Law was given: whereby is signified that his deliverance was as present now as it was then.
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Habakkuk 3:1-3 New International Version (NIV)

Habakkuk’s Prayer

A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet. On shigionoth.[a]

Lord, I have heard of your fame;
    I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord.
Repeat them in our day,
    in our time make them known;
    in wrath remember mercy.

God came from Teman,
    the Holy One from Mount Paran.[b]
His glory covered the heavens
    and his praise filled the earth.


  1. Habakkuk 3:1 Probably a literary or musical term
  2. Habakkuk 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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