Habakkuk 3:7
New International Version
I saw the tents of Cushan in distress, the dwellings of Midian in anguish.

New Living Translation
I see the people of Cushan in distress, and the nation of Midian trembling in terror.

English Standard Version
I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction; the curtains of the land of Midian did tremble.

Berean Study Bible
I saw the tents of Cushan in distress; the curtains of Midian were trembling.

New American Standard Bible
I saw the tents of Cushan under distress, The tent curtains of the land of Midian were trembling.

King James Bible
I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction: and the curtains of the land of Midian did tremble.

Christian Standard Bible
I see the tents of Cushan in distress; the tent curtains of the land of Midian tremble.

Contemporary English Version
The tents of desert tribes in Cushan and Midian were ripped apart.

Good News Translation
I saw the people of Cushan afraid and the people of Midian tremble.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I see the tents of Cushan in distress; the tent curtains of the land of Midian tremble.

International Standard Version
I saw the tents of Cushan in distress, and the tent curtains of the land of Midian in anguish.

NET Bible
I see the tents of Cushan overwhelmed by trouble; the tent curtains of the land of Midian are shaking.

New Heart English Bible
I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction. The dwellings of the land of Midian trembled.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I see trouble in the tents of Cushan. I see trembling in the tents of Midian.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I see the tents of Cushan in affliction; The curtains of the land of Midian do tremble.

New American Standard 1977
I saw the tents of Cushan under distress, The tent curtains of the land of Midian were trembling.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I saw the tents of Cushan as nothing, and the curtains of the land of Midian trembled.

King James 2000 Bible
I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction: and the curtains of the land of Midian did tremble.

American King James Version
I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction: and the curtains of the land of Midian did tremble.

American Standard Version
I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction; The curtains of the land of Midian did tremble.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Because of troubles I looked upon the tents of the Ethiopians: the tabernacles also of the land of Madiam shall be dismayed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I saw the tents of Ethiopia for their iniquity, the curtains of the land of Madian shall be troubled.

Darby Bible Translation
I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction; The curtains of the land of Midian did tremble.

English Revised Version
I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction: the curtains of the land of Midian did tremble.

Webster's Bible Translation
I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction: and the curtains of the land of Midian trembled.

World English Bible
I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction. The dwellings of the land of Midian trembled.

Young's Literal Translation
Under sorrow I have seen tents of Cushan, Tremble do curtains of the land of Midian.
Study Bible
Habakkuk's Prayer
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. 7I saw the tents of Cushan in distress; the curtains of Midian were trembling. 8Were You angry at the rivers, O LORD? Was Your wrath against the streams? Did You rage against the sea when You rode on Your horses, on Your chariots of salvation?…
Cross References
Exodus 15:14
The nations will hear and tremble; anguish will grip the dwellers of Philistia.

Numbers 31:7
Then they waged war against Midian, as the LORD had commanded Moses, and killed every male.

Numbers 31:8
Along with those who were slain, they killed the kings of Midian--Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba--the five kings of Midian. They also killed Balaam son of Beor with the sword.

Judges 7:24
Gideon sent messengers throughout the hill country of Ephraim to say, "Come down against the Midianites and seize the waters of the Jordan ahead of them as far as Beth-barah." So all the men of Ephraim were called out, and they captured the waters of the Jordan as far as Beth-barah.

Judges 7:25
They also captured Oreb and Zeeb, the two princes of Midian; and they killed Oreb at the rock of Oreb and Zeeb at the winepress of Zeeb. So they pursued the Midianites and brought the heads of Oreb and Zeeb to Gideon on the other side of the Jordan.

Judges 8:12
When Zebah and Zalmunna fled, Gideon pursued and captured these two kings of Midian, routing their entire army.

Jeremiah 49:29
They will take their tents and flocks, their tent curtains and all their goods. They will take their camels for themselves. They will shout to them: 'Terror is on every side!'

Treasury of Scripture

I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction: and the curtains of the land of Midian did tremble.

saw the.

Exodus 15:14-16
The people shall hear, and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina…

Numbers 22:3,4
And Moab was sore afraid of the people, because they were many: and Moab was distressed because of the children of Israel…

Joshua 2:10
For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red sea for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the two kings of the Amorites, that were on the other side Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed.

Cushan.

Genesis 10:6,7
And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan…

in affliction.

Genesis 25:1-4
Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah…

Numbers 31:2-12
Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites: afterward shalt thou be gathered unto thy people…

Psalm 83:5-10
For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee: …







Lexicon
I saw
רָאִ֖יתִי (rā·’î·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

the tents
אָהֳלֵ֣י (’ā·ho·lê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 168: A tent

of Cushan
כוּשָׁ֑ן (ḵū·šān)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3572: Cushan -- a region of Arabia

in
תַּ֣חַת (ta·ḥaṯ)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of

distress;
אָ֔וֶן (’ā·wen)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 205: Strictly nothingness, trouble, vanity, wickedness, an idol

the curtains
יְרִיע֖וֹת (yə·rî·‘ō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 3407: A hanging

of Midian
מִדְיָֽן׃ (miḏ·yān)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4080: Midian -- a son of Abraham and Keturah, also his descendants and the region where they settled

were trembling.
יִרְגְּז֕וּן (yir·gə·zūn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | Paragogic nun
Strong's Hebrew 7264: To be agitated, quiver, quake, be excited, perturbed
(7) "I saw."--Better, I see. Did tremble.--Better, are trembling. Probably the imagery is still borrowed from the Exodus story, the nations instanced being the borderers on the Red Sea--viz., Cushan (Cush, or Ethiopia) on the west, and Midian on the east side. A plausible theory, however, as old as the Targum, connects this verse with later episodes in Israel's history. "Cushan" is identified with that Mesopotamian oppressor, "Cushan-rishathaim," whom the judge Othniel overcame. (Judges 3:8-10). And "Midian" is interpreted by Judges 6, which records how Gideon delivered Israel from Midianite oppression. Both names thus become typical instances of tyranny subdued by Jehovah's intervention. We prefer the other interpretation, because the prophet's eye is still fixed apparently on the earlier history (see Habakkuk 3:8, et seq.), and a reference here to the time of the Judges would mar the elimactic symmetry of the composition. "Cushan," however, is never used elsewhere for "Cush," though the LXX. understood it in this meaning. "Curtains" in the second hemistich is merely a variation on "tents" in the first. (Comp. Song of Solomon 1:5.)

Verse 7. - As God moves in his majesty the various nations are struck with fear, as of old were the peoples that heard of the Exodus (see Exodus 15:14-16). I saw. In prophetic vision (1 Kings 22:17). The tents of Cushan; LXX.. σκηνώματα Αἰθίοτων "the tents of the Ethiopians;" Vulgate, tentoria AEthiopiae. "Cushan" is not Chushan-Rishathaim, the Mesopotamian king mentioned in Judges 3, but is a lengthened form of Cush (as Lotan for Lot, Genesis 36:20), the biblical name for Ethiopia. Here the African country is meant, lying along the west coast of the Red Sea. In affliction. Panic-stricken. The prophet particularizes what he had said above generally of the nations hostile to the people of God. The curtains; the tent curtains; Vulgate, pelles. Both "tents" and "curtains" are used by metonymy for their inhabitants. Midian. The country on the Gulf of Akaba, the eastern arm of the Red Sea. Ethiopia and Midian are named, as God is supposed to advance from the south. 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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