18 (A)“What profit is an idol
    when its maker has shaped it,
    a metal image, (B)a teacher of lies?
For its maker trusts in his own creation
    when he makes (C)speechless idols!
19 (D)Woe to him (E)who says to a wooden thing, Awake;
    to a silent stone, Arise!
Can this teach?
Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silver,
    and (F)there is no breath at all in it.
20 But (G)the Lord is in his holy temple;
    (H)let all the earth keep silence before him.”

Habakkuk's Prayer

A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet, according to Shigionoth.

O Lord, (I)I have heard the report of you,
    and (J)your work, O Lord, do I fear.
In the midst of the years (K)revive it;
    in the midst of the years make it known;
    (L)in wrath remember mercy.
God came from (M)Teman,
    (N)and the Holy One from Mount Paran. Selah
His splendor covered the heavens,
    and the earth was full of his praise.
(O)His brightness was like the light;
    rays flashed from his hand;
    and there he veiled his power.
(P)Before him went pestilence,
    and plague followed (Q)at his heels.[a]
He stood (R)and measured the earth;
    he looked and shook the nations;
then the (S)eternal mountains (T)were scattered;
    the everlasting hills sank low.
    His were (U)the everlasting ways.

Footnotes

  1. Habakkuk 3:5 Hebrew feet

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