Get the free app for more features and content.
Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play

1A prayer of Habakkuk, the prophet, set to victorious music.

2Yahweh, I have heard of your fame.

I stand in awe of your deeds, Yahweh.

Renew your work in the middle of the years.

In the middle of the years make it known.

In wrath, you remember mercy.

3God came from Teman,

the Holy One from Mount Paran.


His glory covered the heavens,

and his praise filled the earth.

4His splendor is like the sunrise.

Rays shine from his hand, where his power is hidden.

5Plague went before him,

and pestilence followed his feet.

6He stood, and shook the earth.

He looked, and made the nations tremble.

The ancient mountains were crumbled.

The age-old hills collapsed.

His ways are eternal.

7I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction.

The dwellings of the land of Midian trembled.

8Was Yahweh displeased with the rivers?

Was your anger against the rivers,

or your wrath against the sea,

that you rode on your horses,

on your chariots of salvation?

9You uncovered your bow.

You called for your sworn arrows.


You split the earth with rivers.

10The mountains saw you, and were afraid.

The storm of waters passed by.

The deep roared and lifted up its hands on high.

11The sun and moon stood still in the sky

at the light of your arrows as they went,

at the shining of your glittering spear.

12You marched through the land in wrath.

You threshed the nations in anger.

13You went out for the salvation of your people,

for the salvation of your anointed.

You crushed the head of the land of wickedness.

You stripped them head to foot.


14You pierced the heads of his warriors with their own spears.

They came as a whirlwind to scatter me,

gloating as if to devour the wretched in secret.

15You trampled the sea with your horses,

churning mighty waters.

16I heard, and my body trembled.

My lips quivered at the voice.

Rottenness enters into my bones, and I tremble in my place

because I must wait quietly for the day of trouble,

for the coming up of the people who invade us.

17For even though the fig tree doesn’t flourish,

nor fruit be in the vines,

the labor of the olive fails,

the fields yield no food,

the flocks are cut off from the fold,

and there is no herd in the stalls,

18yet I will rejoice in Yahweh.

I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!

19Yahweh, the Lord, is my strength.

He makes my feet like deer’s feet,

and enables me to go in high places.

For the music director, on my stringed instruments.

Learn more at https://WorldEnglish.Bible.

Featured Resources

Book of Habakkuk Summary: A Complete Animated Overview

Book of Habakkuk Summary: A Complete Animated O...

Watch our overview video on the book of Habakkuk, which breaks down the liter...


Introduction to Habakkuk

Introduction to Habakkuk

Dr. Kirsteen Kim introduces Habakkuk, which promises God’s coming justice and...

Fuller Studio

What Is an Old Testament Prophet? (Sandra Richter)

What Is an Old Testament Prophet? (Sandra Richter) Seedbed's mission is to gather, connect, and resource ...


The God of Surprises

The God of Surprises

In this clip from his message at TGC’s 2019 National Conference, Don Carson s...

The Gospel Coalition

[BBST 392] The Prophet Habakkuk - David Talley

[BBST 392] The Prophet Habakkuk - David Talley

BBST 392: Minor Prophets The Prophet Habakkuk November 14, 2012

Biola University

The Prophets

The Prophets

The books of the Old Testament prophets are packed with dense poetry and wild...


Old Testament Summary: A Complete Animated Overview

Old Testament Summary: A Complete Animated Over...

Watch our overview video on the Old Testament, also known as the Hebrew Bible...


Explore Habakkuk 3