Habakkuk 3:2
New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
I have heard all about you, LORD. I am filled with awe by your amazing works. In this time of our deep need, help us again as you did in years gone by. And in your anger, remember your mercy.

English Standard Version
O LORD, I have heard the report of you, and your work, O LORD, do I fear. In the midst of the years revive it; in the midst of the years make it known; in wrath remember mercy.

Berean Study Bible
O LORD, I have heard the report of You; I stand in awe, O LORD, of Your deeds. Revive them in these years; make them known in these years. In Your wrath, remember mercy!

New American Standard Bible
LORD, I have heard the report about You and I fear. O LORD, revive Your work in the midst of the years, In the midst of the years make it known; In wrath remember mercy.

King James Bible
O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.

Christian Standard Bible
LORD, I have heard the report about you; LORD, I stand in awe of your deeds. Revive your work in these years; make it known in these years. In your wrath remember mercy!

Contemporary English Version
I know your reputation, LORD, and I am amazed at what you have done. Please turn from your anger and be merciful; do for us what you did for our ancestors.

Good News Translation
O LORD, I have heard of what you have done, and I am filled with awe. Now do again in our times the great deeds you used to do. Be merciful, even when you are angry.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
LORD, I have heard the report about You; LORD, I stand in awe of Your deeds. Revive Your work in these years; make it known in these years. In Your wrath remember mercy!

International Standard Version
LORD, as I listen to what has been said about you, I am afraid. LORD, revive your work throughout all of our lives— reveal yourself throughout all of our lives— when you are angry, remember compassion.

NET Bible
LORD, I have heard the report of what you did; I am awed, LORD, by what you accomplished. In our time repeat those deeds; in our time reveal them again. But when you cause turmoil, remember to show us mercy!

New Heart English Bible
LORD, I have heard of your fame. I stand in awe of your deeds, LORD. Renew your work in the midst of the years. In the midst of the years make it known. In wrath, you remember mercy.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
LORD, I have heard the report about you. LORD, I fear your work. In the course of the years, renew it. In the course of the years, reveal it. In all this chaos, remember to be merciful.

JPS Tanakh 1917
O LORD, I have heard the report of Thee, and am afraid; O LORD, revive Thy work in the midst of the years, In the midst of the years make it known; In wrath remember compassion.

New American Standard 1977
LORD, I have heard the report about Thee and I fear. O LORD, revive Thy work in the midst of the years, In the midst of the years make it known; In wrath remember mercy.

Jubilee Bible 2000
O LORD, I have heard thy word and was afraid; O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the times; in the midst of the times make it known; in wrath remember mercy.

King James 2000 Bible
O LORD, I have heard your speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive your work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make it known; in wrath remember mercy.

American King James Version
O LORD, I have heard your speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive your work in the middle of the years, in the middle of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.

American Standard Version
O Jehovah, I have heard the report of thee, and am afraid: O Jehovah, revive thy work in the midst of the years; In the midst of the years make it known; In wrath remember mercy.

Douay-Rheims Bible
O Lord, I have heard thy hearing, and was afraid. O Lord, thy work, in the midst of the years bring it to life: In the midst of the years thou shalt make it known: when thou art angry, thou wilt remember mercy.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah, I heard the report of thee, [and] I feared. Jehovah, revive thy work in the midst of the years, In the midst of the years make [it] known: In wrath remember mercy!

English Revised Version
O LORD, I have heard the report of thee, and am afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make it known; in wrath remember mercy.

Webster's Bible Translation
O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.

World English Bible
Yahweh, I have heard of your fame. I stand in awe of your deeds, Yahweh. Renew your work in the midst of the years. In the midst of the years make it known. In wrath, you remember mercy.

Young's Literal Translation
O Jehovah, I heard thy report, I have been afraid, O Jehovah, Thy work! in midst of years revive it, In the midst of years Thou makest known In anger Thou dost remember mercy.
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Habakkuk's Prayer
1This is a prayer of Habakkuk the prophet, according to Shigionoth: 2O LORD, I have heard the report of You; I stand in awe, O LORD, of Your deeds. Revive them in these years; make them known in these years. In Your wrath, remember mercy! 3God came from Teman, and the Holy One from Mount Paran. Selah His glory covered the heavens, and His praise filled the earth.…
Cross References
Numbers 14:19
Pardon, I pray, the iniquity of this people, in keeping with the greatness of Your loving devotion, just as You have forgiven them ever since they left Egypt."

2 Samuel 24:15
So the LORD sent a plague on Israel from that morning until the appointed time, and of the people from Dan to Beersheba, seventy thousand men died.

Job 42:5
My ears had heard of You, but now my eyes have seen You.

Psalm 44:1
We have heard with our ears, O God; our fathers have told us the work You did in their days, in days of long ago.

Psalm 71:20
Though you have shown me many troubles and misfortunes, You will revive me once again. Even from the depths of the earth You will bring me back up.

Psalm 85:6
Will You not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You?

Psalm 90:16
May Your work be shown to Your servants, and Your splendor to their children.

Psalm 119:120
My flesh trembles in awe of You; I stand in fear of Your judgments.

Isaiah 54:8
In a surge of anger I hid My face from you for a moment, but with everlasting kindness I will have compassion on you," says the LORD your Redeemer.

Jeremiah 10:7
Who would not fear You, O King of nations? This is Your due. For among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like You.

Jeremiah 46:28
And you, My servant Jacob, do not be afraid, declares the LORD, for I will be with you. I will bring destruction on all the nations to which I have banished you, but I will not make a full end of you. I will discipline you, but with justice; I will by no means leave you unpunished."

Habakkuk 1:5
Look at the nations and observe--be utterly astounded! For I am doing a work in your days that you would never believe even if you were told.

Habakkuk 3:1
This is a prayer of Habakkuk the prophet, according to Shigionoth:

Habakkuk 3:16
I heard and trembled within; my lips quivered at the sound. Decay entered my bones; I trembled where I stood. Yet I must wait patiently for the day of distress to come upon the people who invade us.

Treasury of Scripture

O LORD, I have heard your speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive your work in the middle of the years, in the middle of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.

I have.

Habakkuk 3:16 When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness …

Habakkuk 1:5-10 Behold you among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvelously: …

Exodus 9:20,21 He that feared the word of the LORD among the servants of Pharaoh …

2 Chronicles 34:27,28 Because your heart was tender, and you did humble yourself before …

Job 4:12-21 Now a thing was secretly brought to me, and my ear received a little thereof…

Psalm 119:120 My flesh trembles for fear of you; and I am afraid of your judgments.

Isaiah 66:2 For all those things has my hand made, and all those things have …

Jeremiah 36:21-24 So the king sent Jehudi to fetch the roll: and he took it out of …

Daniel 8:17 So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and …

Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved …

Hebrews 12:21 And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)

Revelation 15:4 Who shall not fear you, O Lord, and glorify your name? for you only …

speech. Heb. report, or hearing.

Isaiah 53:1 Who has believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

Romans 10:16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias said, Lord, who …

O Lord.

Ezra 9:8 And now for a little space grace has been showed from the LORD our …

Psalm 85:6 Will you not revive us again: that your people may rejoice in you?

Psalm 90:13-17 Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent you concerning your servants…

Psalm 138:7,8 Though I walk in the middle of trouble, you will revive me: you shall …

Isaiah 51:9-11 Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the …

Isaiah 63:15-19 Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of your holiness …

Isaiah 64:1-4 Oh that you would rend the heavens, that you would come down, that …

Hosea 6:2,3 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise …

John 10:10 The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: …

Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which has begun a good …

revive. or, preserve alive. in the.

Jeremiah 25:11,12 And this whole land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; and …

Jeremiah 52:31-34 And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity …

Daniel 9:2 In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number …

in wrath.

Exodus 32:10-12 Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, …

Numbers 14:10-23 But all the congregation bade stone them with stones…

Numbers 16:46,47 And Moses said to Aaron, Take a censer, and put fire therein from …

2 Samuel 24:10-17 And David's heart smote him after that he had numbered the people. …

Psalm 6:1,2 O LORD, rebuke me not in your anger, neither chasten me in your hot …

Psalm 38:1 O lord, rebuke me not in your wrath: neither chasten me in your hot displeasure.

Psalm 78:38 But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed …

Jeremiah 10:24 O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in your anger, lest you …

Jeremiah 29:10 For thus said the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished …

Lamentations 3:32 But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according …

Zechariah 1:12 Then the angel of the LORD answered and said, O LORD of hosts, how …







Lexicon
O LORD,
יְהוָ֗ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

I have heard
שָׁמַ֣עְתִּי (šā·ma‘·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

the report of You;
שִׁמְעֲךָ֮ (šim·‘ă·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8088: Something heard, a sound, rumor, announcement, audience

I stand in awe,
יָרֵאתִי֒ (yā·rê·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten

O LORD,
יְהוָ֗ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

of Your deeds.
פָּֽעָלְךָ֙ (pā·‘ā·lə·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6467: Doing, deed, work

Revive them
חַיֵּ֔יהוּ (ḥay·yê·hū)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2421: To live, to revive

in
בְּקֶ֤רֶב (bə·qe·reḇ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7130: The nearest part, the center

these years;
שָׁנִים֙ (šā·nîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8141: A year

make them known
תּוֹדִ֑יעַ (tō·w·ḏî·a‘)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

in
בְּקֶ֥רֶב (bə·qe·reḇ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7130: The nearest part, the center

these years.
שָׁנִ֖ים (šā·nîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8141: A year

In Your wrath,
בְּרֹ֖גֶז (bə·rō·ḡez)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7267: Commotion, restlessness, crash, disquiet, anger

remember
תִּזְכּֽוֹר׃ (tiz·kō·wr)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2142: To mark, to remember, to mention, to be male

mercy!
רַחֵ֥ם (ra·ḥêm)
Verb - Piel - Infinitive absolute
Strong's Hebrew 7355: To fondle, to love, to compassionate
(2) Thy speech.--Better, thy report, as in margin. The tone is that of Psalm 44:1, "We have heard with our ears O God! our fathers have told us . . . " Jehovah's doings at the beginning of the years are well known; the prophet seeks that they may be manifested again, now in the midst of the years. The petition "in wrath remember mercy," is explained by Habakkuk 1:5 et seq. It implies--though Thy visitation be well deserved, yet mercifully limit its duration, as on former occasions.

Verse 2. - § 2. The proemium, in which the prophet expresses his fear at the coming judgment, and prays God in his wrath to remember mercy. Thy speech; or, the report of thee; the declaration made by God in the preceding chapters concerning the punishment of the Jews and the destruction of the Chaldeans. The LXX., regarding the ambiguity of the Hebrew, gives a double rendering, εἰσακήκοα τὴν ἀκοήν σου, and κατενόησα τὰ ἕργα σου, "I heard thy report," and "I considered thy works." Pusey considers that both meanings are intended, viz. both what God had lately declared, and all that might be heard of God, his greatness and his workings. Was afraid. The revelation of God's interposition makes the prophet tremble. Revive thy work. God's work is the twofold judgment spoken of above; and the prophet prays God to "quicken" and make it live, because, though it brings temporary distress upon his countrymen, it will also cause the destruction of their enemies, and re-establish the Jews and crown them with salvation, and make the glory of God known to all the earth. Dr. Briggs ('Messianic Prophecy,' p. 234) translates, "Jahveh, I have heard the report of thee; I fear, Jahveh, thy work. In the midst of the years revive him (Israel)." He explains God's "work" to be his acts in theophany - his judgment, especially as in ver. 16, the cause of fear to the psalmist. In the midst of the years. The "years" are the period between the announcement of the judgment and its final accomplishment (Habakkuk 2:3); the prophet prays that God would manifest his power, not merely at the extreme limit of this epoch, but earlier, sooner. This overthrow of the world power forms, as it were, the central point of history, the beginning of a new age which shall culminate in the Messianic kingdom. Make known. Let all the earth know and acknowledge thy work. The LXX. have given two or more versions of this passage, one of which is remarkable. Thus they read, "In the midst of two animals (δύο ζώων) thou shalt be known; when the years draw nigh thou shalt be well known; when the time is come thou shalt be revealed." The rendering, "two animals," arises from a confusion of words but many of the Fathers, who were conversant with the Greek Scriptures, saw herein a reference to the incarnation of our blessed Lord, as lying in the stable at Bethlehem between the ox and the ass, which was the mystical explanation of Isaiah 1:3, "The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib." Others interpreted the two animals of the two thieves between whom Christ was crucified; or of angels and men; or Jews and Gentiles; or the two Testaments; or Moses and Elias. Others again accented the word ζῶων so as to understand "two lives," the present and the future, in the midst of which the Judge shall appear; or the life of Christ before his death and after his resurrection. There is a great truth underlying most of these interpretations, namely, that this magnificent hymn is concerned with the victories of Christ and his Church. In wrath remember mercy. When thine anger is displayed by sending the Chaldeans against us, remember thy mercy, and make a speedy end of our misery, and mitigate our enemies' cruelty (comp. Habakkuk 1:13; and vers. 9, 13, 18, 19 of this chapter). The LXX. gives a double version, "In the troubling of my soul, in wrath, thou wilt remember mercy." 3:1,2 The word prayer seems used here for an act of devotion. The Lord would revive his work among the people in the midst of the years of adversity. This may be applied to every season when the church, or believers, suffer under afflictions and trials. Mercy is what we must flee to for refuge, and rely upon as our only plea. We must not say, Remember our merit, but, Lord, remember thy own mercy.
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