Habakkuk 3:5
New International Version
Plague went before him; pestilence followed his steps.

New Living Translation
Pestilence marches before him; plague follows close behind.

English Standard Version
Before him went pestilence, and plague followed at his heels.

Berean Study Bible
Plague went before Him, and pestilence followed in His steps.

New American Standard Bible
Before Him goes pestilence, And plague comes after Him.

King James Bible
Before him went the pestilence, and burning coals went forth at his feet.

Christian Standard Bible
Plague goes before him, and pestilence follows in his steps.

Contemporary English Version
Dreadful diseases and plagues marched in front and followed behind.

Good News Translation
He sends disease before him and commands death to follow him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Plague goes before Him, and pestilence follows in His steps.

International Standard Version
Before him pestilence walks, and disease follows behind him.

NET Bible
Plague goes before him; pestilence marches right behind him.

New Heart English Bible
Plague went before him, and pestilence followed his feet.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Diseases go ahead of him. Plagues follow after him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Before him goeth the pestilence, And fiery bolts go forth at His feet.

New American Standard 1977
Before Him goes pestilence, And plague comes after Him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Before his face went mortality, and burning coals went forth from his feet.

King James 2000 Bible
Before him went the pestilence, and burning fever went forth at his feet.

American King James Version
Before him went the pestilence, and burning coals went forth at his feet.

American Standard Version
Before him went the pestilence, And fiery bolts went forth at his feet.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Death shall go before his face. And the devil shall go forth before his feet.

Darby Bible Translation
Before him went the pestilence, And a burning flame went forth at his feet.

English Revised Version
Before him went the pestilence, and fiery bolts went forth at his feet.

Webster's Bible Translation
Before him went the pestilence, and burning coals went forth at his feet.

World English Bible
Plague went before him, and pestilence followed his feet.

Young's Literal Translation
Before Him goeth pestilence, And a burning flame goeth forth at His feet.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Habakkuk's Prayer
4His radiance was like the sunlight; rays flashed from His hand, where His power is hidden. 5Plague went before Him, and pestilence followed in His steps. 6He stood and measured the earth; He looked and startled the nations; the ancient mountains were scattered; the perpetual hills bowed. His ways are everlasting.…
Cross References
Exodus 12:29
Now at midnight the LORD struck down every firstborn male in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh, who sat on his throne, to the firstborn of the prisoner in the dungeon, as well as all the firstborn among the livestock.

Exodus 12:30
During the night Pharaoh got up--he and all his officials and all the Egyptians--and there was loud wailing in Egypt; for there was no house without someone dead.

Numbers 11:1
Soon the people began to complain about their hardship in the hearing of the LORD, and when He heard them, His anger was kindled, and fire from the LORD blazed among them and consumed the outskirts of the camp.

Numbers 16:46
Moses said to Aaron, "Take your censer, place fire from the altar in it, and add incense. Go quickly to the congregation and make atonement for them, because wrath has come out from the LORD; the plague has begun."

Psalm 18:12
From the brightness of His presence, His clouds advanced--hailstones and coals of fire.

Psalm 18:13
The LORD thundered from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded--hailstones and coals of fire.

Psalm 97:3
Fire goes before Him and consumes His foes on every side.

Treasury of Scripture

Before him went the pestilence, and burning coals went forth at his feet.

went.

Exodus 12:29,30 And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn …

Numbers 14:12 I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will …

Numbers 16:46-49 And Moses said to Aaron, Take a censer, and put fire therein from …

Psalm 78:50,51 He made a way to his anger; he spared not their soul from death, …

Nahum 1:2,3 God is jealous, and the LORD revenges; the LORD revenges, and is …

and.

Psalm 18:7-13 Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills …

burning coals. or, burning diseases.

Deuteronomy 32:24 They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, …







Lexicon
Plague
דָּ֑בֶר (dā·ḇer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1698: A pestilence

went
יֵ֣לֶךְ (yê·leḵ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

before Him,
לְפָנָ֖יו (lə·p̄ā·nāw)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

and pestilence
רֶ֖שֶׁף (re·šep̄)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7565: A live coal, lightning, an arrow, fever

followed
וְיֵצֵ֥א (wə·yê·ṣê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

in His steps.
לְרַגְלָֽיו׃ (lə·raḡ·lāw)
Preposition-l | Noun - fdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7272: A foot, a step, the pudenda
(5) Before him went the pestilence. . . .--Better, Before Him shall go the plague, and burning pestilence shall go forth where He sets His feet. Kleinert remarks that it was with these angels of death that Jehovah revealed Himself in the south, and destroyed the armies of Sennacherib (2Kings 19:35).

Verse 5. - After describing the splendour of the theophany, the prophet now turns to the purpose and effects of God's appearing. He comes to avenge and judge, therefore before him went the pestilence. Before him stalks plague, to punish his enemies and the disobedient, as in Egypt, in Canaan (Exodus 23:27; 1 Samuel 5:9, 11); and among his own people (Numbers 11:33; Numbers 14:37, etc.; Leviticus 26:25). For "pestilence" the LXX. reads "word." Burning coals went forth at his feet. "Fiery belts" followed his advance, "hailstones and coals of fire" (Psalm 18:12, 13); as in Psalm 97:8, "A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies on every side." But, regarding the parallelisms of the hemistiches, it is better to take resheph in the sense of "fever heat," as in Deuteronomy 32:24; scorching fever follows in his train. Jerome translates the word, diabolus, looking on the evil spirit as the agent of the Divine vengeance. The Jews, he says, had a tradition that Satan was called Reseph, from the speed of his movements. The LXX. has, "It (the word) shall go forth into the plains," which Jerome interprets, "shall make the crooked straight and the rough ways smooth." 3:3-15 God's people, when in distress, and ready to despair, seek help by considering the days of old, and the years of ancient times, and by pleading them with God in prayer. The resemblance between the Babylonish and Egyptian captivities, naturally presents itself to the mind, as well as the possibility of a like deliverance through the power of Jehovah. God appeared in his glory. All the powers of nature are shaken, and the course of nature changed, but all is for the salvation of God's own people. Even what seems least likely, shall be made to work for their salvation. Hereby is given a type and figure of the redemption of the world by Jesus Christ. It is for salvation with thine anointed. Joshua who led the armies of Israel, was a figure of Him whose name he bare, even Jesus, our Joshua. In all the salvations wrought for them, God looked upon Christ the Anointed, and brought deliverances to pass by him. All the wonders done for Israel of old, were nothing to that which was done when the Son of God suffered on the cross for the sins of his people. How glorious his resurrection and ascension! And how much more glorious will be his second coming, to put an end to all that opposes him, and all that causes suffering to his people!
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