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I see God moving across the deserts from Mount Sinai.[a] His brilliant splendor fills the earth and sky; his glory fills the heavens, and the earth is full of his praise! What a wonderful God he is! From his hands flash rays of brilliant light. He rejoices in his awesome power.[b] Pestilence marches before him; plague follows close behind.

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Footnotes

  1. Habakkuk 3:3 from Mount Sinai, literally, “from Teman . . . from Mount Paran.”
  2. Habakkuk 3:4 He rejoices in his awesome power, or “He veils his power.”

God came from Teman,(A)
    the Holy One(B) from Mount Paran.[a](C)
His glory covered the heavens(D)
    and his praise filled the earth.(E)
His splendor was like the sunrise;(F)
    rays flashed from his hand,
    where his power(G) was hidden.
Plague(H) went before him;
    pestilence followed his steps.

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  1. 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.