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Habakkuk’s prayer

3:1 A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet for inaccurate statements.
3:2 O YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, I have heard Your news, I was afraid: O YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, keep Your accomplishment in alive the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in anger remember to be merciful.
3:3 Eloahאֱלוֹהַּ
Transliteration:’ĕlôha Pronunciation:el-o’-ah El appears in this form (El transl. God) rarely (shortened) אֱלֹהַּ ʼĕlôahh; probably prolonged (emphatic); a deity or the Deity:—God, god click here
came from Teman, and the Holy Oneקָדוֹשׁ
Transliteration qāḏôš Pronunciation kaw-doshe’ sacred, holy, Holy One, saint, set apart For more info click here
from Mount Paran. Selah. His glory covers the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise.
3:4 And His glow was like the light; He had rays of light coming out of His hand: and there
His was the hidden of  strength [revealed].
3:5 B
efore Him goes plague , pestilence went out as His advanced.
3:6 He stood, and measured out the land: he looked, and dispersed nations; and the Ancient mountains were shattered, the eternal hills laid low: his ways are everlasting.
3:7 Because of  [our] iniquity I saw the tents of Cushan (Ethiopia): and the curtains of the land of Midian trembled.
3:8 Was YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
angry with the rivers? Was Your anger against the rivers? Was Your fury against the sea,  You rode on Your horses and Your chariots were [our] salvation?
3:9 Your bow bared itself; the oaths to the tribes an enduring word. Selah. You have cut through the earth [with] rivers.
3:10 The mountains saw You, and they trembled: the flood of the water flowed: the deep raised its voice, and the heights [ of heaven] raised their hands.
3:11 The sun and moon stood still in their habitation: [Israel] would travel by the light of Your arrows, and at the lightning flash of Your spear.
3:12 In fury You marched the land in anger, You stomped the nations.
3:13 You went out to save Your people, to save Your anointed מָשִׁיחַ
mâshîyach, maw-shee’-akh anointed; usually a consecrated person (as a king, priest, or saint); specifically, the Messiah:—anointed, Messiah. For more info click here
; You struck the head of the house of the wicked, by uncovering the foundation to the neck. Selah.
3:14 You pierced through
the head 0f his warriors with his own staffs: that came out like a storm to scatter me: their joy came when could devour the poor man secretly.
3:15 You stomped [them] in the sea with Your horses, through the mountains of great water.
3:16 When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself, because I should have rested in the day of trouble: for he comes up to the people, he will invade them with his troops.

Confidence of Habakkuk’s faith


3:17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, and fruit isn’t on the vines; the labor of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no food; the sheep shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no cattle in the stalls:
3:18 Yet I will rejoice in YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, I will rejoice in the Elohei ofאלֹהֵי
In Hebrew grammatical construct is a way of connecting noun-noun pairs. In english, we use “of”, but in Hebrew there are quite a few ways of doing this. של is usually used in place of “of” in Hebrew, but in this case, we modify the first word, with the suffix “ey” (which is what we do for plural words, which God’s name is in Torah), i.e. God of Abraham becomes Elohei Avraham. See Elohim for more info click here
my salvation.
3:19 YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
Adonaiאֲדֹנָי
Hebrew pronunciation: [ʾăḏōnāy], lit. transl. My Lords, Pluralis majestatis taken as singular) is the possessive form of adon (“Lord”), along with the first-person singular pronoun enclitic. As with Elohim, Adonai’s grammatical form is usually explained as a plural of majesty.For more info click here
is my strength, and He will make my feet like deer’s feet, and He will lead me on my high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.

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