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Habakkuk 3 - NIV

Habakkuk’s Prayer

1 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.

4 His splendor was like the sunrise;
rays flashed from his hand,
where his power was hidden.

5 Plague went before him;
pestilence followed his steps.

6 He stood, and shook the earth;
he looked, and made the nations tremble.
The ancient mountains crumbled
and the age-old hills collapsed—
but he marches on forever.

7 I saw the tents of Cushan in distress,
the dwellings of Midian in anguish.


Were you angry with the rivers, Lord?
Was your wrath against the streams?
Did you rage against the sea
when you rode your horses
and your chariots to victory?

9 You uncovered your bow,
you called for many arrows.
You split the earth with rivers;

10 the mountains saw you and writhed.
Torrents of water swept by;
the deep roared
and lifted its waves on high.


Sun and moon stood still in the heavens
at the glint of your flying arrows,
at the lightning of your flashing spear.

12 In wrath you strode through the earth
and in anger you threshed the nations.

13 You came out to deliver your people,
to save your anointed one.
You crushed the leader of the land of wickedness,
you stripped him from head to foot.

14 With his own spear you pierced his head
when his warriors stormed out to scatter us,
gloating as though about to devour
the wretched who were in hiding.

15 You trampled the sea with your horses,
churning the great waters.


I heard and my heart pounded,
my lips quivered at the sound;
decay crept into my bones,
and my legs trembled.
Yet I will wait patiently for the day of calamity
to come on the nation invading us.

17 Though the fig tree does not bud
and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stalls,

18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will be joyful in God my Savior.


The Sovereign Lord is my strength;
he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
he enables me to tread on the heights.

For the director of music. On my stringed instruments.


a. Habakkuk 3:1 Probably a literary or musical term
b. 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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Shared by: Troy Borst on Apr, 2016
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Shared by: Paul Carlson on Dec, 2015
Summary: PROPOSITION: Because of Christ’s atoning work, faith in Him provides great joy.
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Shared by: Joe Harvey on Nov, 2015
Summary: 15-minute manuscript sermon on the Book of Habakkuk. Addresses the question of how to live with God during difficult times.
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Scripture: Habakkuk 1:1-3:18
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Shared by: Bob Faulkner on Sep, 2015
Summary: Many claim we are experiencing revival today, yet so much of the church seems to be in retreat. Where is the gut-wrenching repentance of former revivals? Where is the confession of sins by entire church populations? This all happened when revival came...
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Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Aug, 2015
Summary: The prophet hears of the fame of God I have heard if we speak those in prison hear, I have heard if we speak the world will hear.
Scripture: Habakkuk 3:2-4
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Views: 612
Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid avatar
Shared by: Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid on May, 2015
Summary: God gives us the strength to enter in to the faith of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus in the midst of seeing the vision of His judgment against us.
Scripture: Habakkuk 1:1-3:19
Denomination: Friends
Views: 436
Tony Searles avatar
"Thanks The Lord Anyways!"
Shared by: Tony Searles on Nov, 2014
Summary: True thanksgiving reveals Supernatural power in your life!
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Scripture: Habakkuk 3:17-19
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Shared by: Archie Norman on Nov, 2014
Summary: prayer
Scripture: Habakkuk 2:20-3:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 293
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Shared by: Bryan Beverly on Sep, 2014
Summary: This text encourages us to trust God in spite of circumstances that suggest that He has abandoned us.
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Scripture: Habakkuk 3:17-19
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Shared by: Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid on May, 2014
Summary: Habakkuk's vision terrified him and his prayer reflects his strength of faith to rejoice while waiting for God's judgment. How strong are we to face God's judgment?
Scripture: Habakkuk 1:1-3:19
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Shared by: Barry Edmondson on Mar, 2014
Summary: As Christians we can have joy even in the midst of unhappy circumstances.
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Scripture: Habakkuk 3:17-19
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Shared by: bala samson on Dec, 2013
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Scripture: Habakkuk 3:19
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Shared by: Dr. Amen Howard on Aug, 2013
Summary: Habakuk had developed an attitude based on circumstances of feelings and emotions. If what you’re praying for is not happening, can you still believe and have faith in God for his provisions?
Scripture: Habakkuk 3:17-19
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Shared by: Charles Jones on Apr, 2013
Summary: God will raise your status while you are praising Him. He will not leave you where He found you. You need people around you that are willing to empower you. If they are not willing to empower you, then they are not your friends. Iron sharpens iron.
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Shared by: Theresa Ratliff on Mar, 2013
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Shared by: Maurice McCarthy on Nov, 2012
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Scripture: Habakkuk 3:17-19
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Shared by: H.B. Charles Jr. on Nov, 2012
Summary: A Hymn of Faith is an exposition of Habakkuk 3:17-19. Sermon Point: Because faith honors God, God honors faith. (1) The reality that confronts the life of faith; (2) The rejoicing that characterizes the life of faith; (3) The resource that comforts the li
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Shared by: Ajai Prakash on Sep, 2012
Summary: Habakkuk has provided an example for us. He has showed us how to rest on God’s promises when we are personally devastated and also to rejoice in the Lord and His provision when our circumstances are devastating.
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Scripture: Habakkuk 3:17-19
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Shared by: Christian Cheong on Aug, 2012
Summary: We can choose to rejoice in the Lord, always, by (1) acknowledging His presence, and (2) adopting His perspective in life.
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Scripture: Habakkuk 3:17-19
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Shared by: RJ Davis on May, 2012
Summary: Habakkuk's faith in God is put to the test as he tries to uncover exactly what God is up to.
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Shared by: Joe Mack Cherry on Apr, 2012
Summary: Even though God may use evil people to do His work, their deeds will not go unpunished.
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Shared by: Craig Stevenson on Mar, 2012
Summary: It is time to embrace the Truth as we learn from the prayer of Habakkuk
Scripture: Habakkuk 3:1-19
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Views: 1,127
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Shared by: David McNally on Mar, 2012
Summary: Jeremiah is called the 'prophet of doom' but his contemporary Habakkuk is 'a prophet of grace'. God IS in control; persevere in the faith.
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Shared by: Howard Strickland on Feb, 2012
Summary: Here’s the ultimate question, “Is praise appropriate in the hard times? In the dark moments? In sorrow? During indifferences? In the middle of temptation with sin approaching? Billy Sunday once said, “Try praising your wife, even if it does frighten her
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Shared by: Paul Barreca on Nov, 2011
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Shared by: Steven Boersma on Oct, 2011
Summary: Seeing the past clearly enables Habakkuk to look ahead with 20/20 faith. His fear is turned to faith. His worry is transformed into worship. His terror becomes trust. His hang-ups are resolved with hope. And his anguish melts into adoration.
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Shared by: Jonathan McLeod on Sep, 2011
Summary: How do I trust God even in the darkest days? Remember three facts about God.
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