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16 I hear, and I tremble within;
    my lips quiver at the sound.
Rottenness enters into my bones,
    and my steps tremble[a] beneath me.
I wait quietly for the day of calamity
    to come upon the people who attack us.

Trust and Joy in the Midst of Trouble

17 Though the fig tree does not blossom,
    and no fruit is on the vines;
though the produce of the olive fails,
    and the fields yield no food;
though the flock is cut off from the fold,
    and there is no herd in the stalls,
18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord;
    I will exult in the God of my salvation.
19 God, the Lord, is my strength;
    he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
    and makes me tread upon the heights.[b]

To the leader: with stringed[c] instruments.

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Footnotes

  1. Habakkuk 3:16 Cn Compare Gk: Meaning of Heb uncertain
  2. Habakkuk 3:19 Heb my heights
  3. Habakkuk 3:19 Heb my stringed

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