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Habakkuk 3:1-3 International Children’s Bible (ICB)

Habakkuk’s Prayer

This is the prayer of Habakkuk the prophet, on shigionoth.

Lord, I have heard the news about you.
    Lord, I am amazed at the powerful things you have done.
Do great things once again in our time.
    Make those things happen again in our own days.
Even when you are angry,
    remember to be gentle with us.

God is coming from Teman in the south.
    The Holy One comes from Mount Paran.[a] Selah
The Lord’s greatness covers the heavens.
    His praise fills the earth.


  1. 3:3 Teman . . . Paran God is seen as again coming from the direction of Mount Sinai. He came from Sinai when he rescued his people from Egypt.
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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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