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Habakkuk 3:1-3 International Standard Version (ISV)

Habakkuk’s Prayer of Faith

A prayer by the prophet Habakkuk, set to music.[a]

Lord, as I listen to what has been said about you,
    I am afraid.
Lord, revive your work throughout all of our lives—
    reveal yourself[b] throughout all of our lives—
when you[c] are angry,
    remember compassion.

God comes from Teman[d]
    the Holy One from Mount Paran.[e]
His glory spreads throughout the heavens,
    and praises about him fill the earth.


  1. Habakkuk 3:1 Lit. prayer upon Shigionoth
  2. Habakkuk 3:2 The Heb. lacks yourself
  3. Habakkuk 3:2 The Heb. lacks you
  4. Habakkuk 3:3 I.e. an Edomite desert town
  5. Habakkuk 3:3 I.e. in the Sinai desert
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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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