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Yet I Will Exalt in Yahweh

A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet, according to [a]Shigionoth.

O Yahweh, I have (A)heard [b]the report about You, and [c]I (B)fear.
O Yahweh, (C)revive (D)Your work in the midst of the years;
In the midst of the years make it known;
In rage remember (E)compassion.

God comes from (F)Teman,
And the Holy One from Mount (G)Paran. Selah.
His (H)splendor covers the heavens,
And the (I)earth is full of His praise.
His (J)brightness is like the sunlight;
He has rays flashing from His hand,
And there is the hiding of His (K)strength.
Before Him goes (L)pestilence,
And (M)plague comes [d]after Him.
He stood and [e]measured out the earth;
He looked and (N)startled the nations.
So the perpetual mountains were shattered;
The ancient hills [f]collapsed.
His ways are (O)everlasting.
I saw the tents of Cushan under (P)wickedness;
The tent curtains of the land of (Q)Midian were trembling.

Did Yahweh’s fury burn against the (R)rivers,
Or was Your anger against the rivers,
Or was Your wrath against the (S)sea,
That You (T)rode on Your horses,
On Your (U)chariots of salvation?
Your (V)bow was made bare;
Rods were sworn unto battle by word. Selah.
You (W)split the earth with rivers.
10 The mountains saw You and writhed;
The downpour of waters passed by.
The deep (X)gave forth its voice;
It lifted high its hands.
11 (Y)Sun and moon stood in their lofty places;
They went away at the (Z)light of Your arrows,
At the brightness of Your flashing spear.
12 In indignation You (AA)marched through the earth;
In anger You [g](AB)trampled the nations.
13 You went forth for the (AC)salvation of Your people,
For salvation with Your (AD)anointed.
You crushed the (AE)head of the house of the wicked
To lay him bare from [h]thigh to neck. Selah.
14 You pierced with his (AF)own sharpened rods
The head of his [i]throngs.
They (AG)stormed in to scatter [j]us;
Their exultation was like those
Who (AH)devour the afflicted in secret.
15 You (AI)tread on the sea with Your horses,
On the (AJ)surge of many waters.

16 I heard, and my [k]inward parts (AK)trembled;
At the sound my lips tingled.
Decay enters my (AL)bones,
And in my place I tremble.
Because I must (AM)wait quietly for the day of distress,
[l]For the (AN)people to arise who will invade us.
17 Though the (AO)fig tree should not blossom
And there be no produce on the vines,
Though the yield of the (AP)olive should fail
And the fields yield no food,
Though the (AQ)flock should be cut off from the fold
And there be (AR)no cattle in the stalls,
18 Yet I will (AS)exult in Yahweh;
I will (AT)rejoice in the (AU)God of my salvation.
19 Yahweh, the Lord, is my [m](AV)strength,
And (AW)He has set my feet like hinds’ feet
And makes me tread on my (AX)high places.

[n]For the choir director, on my stringed instruments.


  1. Habakkuk 3:1 Possibly a wild, passionate, and animated song
  2. Habakkuk 3:2 Or Your report
  3. Habakkuk 3:2 Or I stand in awe of Your work, O Yahweh; In the midst of the years revive it,
  4. Habakkuk 3:5 Lit at His feet
  5. Habakkuk 3:6 Or shook
  6. Habakkuk 3:6 Or sank down; lit bowed
  7. Habakkuk 3:12 Or thresh
  8. Habakkuk 3:13 Lit foundation
  9. Habakkuk 3:14 Or warriors, villagers
  10. Habakkuk 3:14 Lit me
  11. Habakkuk 3:16 Lit belly
  12. Habakkuk 3:16 Or To come upon the people who will
  13. Habakkuk 3:19 Lit valor
  14. Habakkuk 3:19 Belonging to the choir director’s anthology