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Habakkuks Bog 3:1-19

Habakkuks sang

1Denne bøn sang profeten Habakkuk for Herren:

2Herre, jeg har hørt om dit ry.

Jeg er fuld af ærefrygt for de undere, du udførte.

Gør det igen, Herre.

Vis os snart dine underfulde gerninger.

Men vær barmhjertig midt i din vrede.

3Den hellige Gud drog op fra Parans bjerg,

han førte sit folk gennem Teman i Edom.3,3 Jf. 5.Mos. 2 og 33.

Hans herlighed dækkede himlen,

og hans storhed fyldte jorden.

4Han kom med sit skarpe lys,

og de lyn, han kastede, viste hans kraft.

5Han sendte plager mod sine fjender,

og lod pesten hærge dem.

6Når han standsede op, rystede jorden af skræk,

et blik fra ham fik folkeslagene til at bæve.

De ældgamle bjerge slog revner,

de evige høje sank sammen.

Hans kraft er for evigt den samme.

7Midjans telte faldt sammen,

Kushans teltduge blev revet i stykker.

8Var det floden, du var ude efter, Herre,

da du standsede dens løb?

Var det havet, du var vred på, da du skilte vandene ad,

og reddede os med dine heste og stridsvogne?

9Du blottede din bue,

skød dine lyn mod det fastsatte mål,

lod tordenskyller lave kløfter i jorden.

10Bjergene så dig og vred sig i panik,

et skybrud passerede forbi.

Havdybet3,10 Kan være en symbolsk henvisning til en hær af fjender eller til den egyptiske hær, der druknede i Det Røde Hav. råbte i rædsel

og rakte fortvivlet hænderne i vejret.

11Solen og månen stod stille i deres baner,

overvældet af dine lynglimt

og lyset fra dine glinsende spyd.

12I vrede trampede du på jorden,

du trådte på alle dine fjender.

13Du drog ud for at frelse dit folk,

for at redde din udvalgte tjener.

Du knuste ondskabens herre

og tilintetgjorde hele hans hær.

14Fjendernes hær stormede frem

og frydede sig over det lette bytte.

Men du sendte dine pile imod dem

og gennemborede deres hoveder.

15Du brugte vandmasserne som dine stridsvogne

og tilintetgjorde fjenden i et frådende hav.

16Da jeg hørte om det, bankede mit hjerte vildt,

mine læber skælvede,

mine ben gav efter under mig,

mine skridt vaklede.

Jeg ser frem til den dag,

da du vil straffe dem, der angriber os.

17Selv om figentræet ikke blomstrer,

vinstokken står uden frugt,

olivenhøsten slår fejl,

markerne ligger øde hen,

fårene er forsvundet fra folden,

og stalden er tom,

18så vil jeg alligevel glæde mig i Herren

og fryde mig over min Gud og Frelser,

19for den Almægtige gør mig stærk.

Han gør mine skridt sikre som gazellens

og giver mig fodfæste på bjergene.

(Til korlederen: Denne sang skal akkompagneres af strengeinstrumenter).

New International Reader's Version

Habakkuk 3:1-19

Habakkuk Prays to the Lord

1This is a prayer of Habakkuk the prophet. It is on shigionoth. Here is what he said.

2Lord, I know how famous you are.

I have great respect for you

because of your mighty acts.

Do them again for us.

Make them known in our time.

When you are angry,

please have mercy on us.

3God came from Teman.

The Holy One came from Mount Paran.

His glory covered the heavens.

His praise filled the earth.

4His glory was like the sunrise.

Rays of light flashed from his mighty hand.

His power was hidden there.

5He sent plagues ahead of him.

Sickness followed behind him.

6When he stood up, the earth shook.

When he looked at the nations,

they trembled with fear.

The age-old mountains crumbled.

The ancient hills fell down.

But he marches on forever.

7I saw the tents of Cushan in trouble.

The people of Midian were suffering greatly.

8Lord, were you angry with the rivers?

Were you angry with the streams?

Were you angry with the Red Sea?

You rode your horses and chariots

to overcome it.

9You got your bow ready to use.

You asked for many arrows.

You broke up the surface

of the earth with rivers.

10The mountains saw you and shook.

Floods of water swept by.

The sea roared.

It lifted its waves high.

11The sun and moon stood still in the sky.

They stopped because your flying arrows flashed by.

Your gleaming spear shone like lightning.

12When you were angry, you marched across the earth.

Because of your anger you destroyed the nations.

13You came out to set your people free.

You saved your chosen ones.

You crushed Pharaoh, the leader of that evil land of Egypt.

You stripped him from head to foot.

14His soldiers rushed out to scatter us.

They were laughing at us.

They thought they would easily destroy us.

They saw us as weak people who were trying to hide.

So you wounded Pharaoh’s head with his own spear.

15Your horses charged into the Red Sea.

They stirred up the great waters.

16I listened and my heart pounded.

My lips trembled at the sound.

My bones seemed to rot.

And my legs shook.

But I will be patient.

I’ll wait for the day of trouble to come on Babylon.

It’s the nation that is attacking us.

17The fig trees might not bud.

The vines might not produce any grapes.

The olive crop might fail.

The fields might not produce any food.

There might not be any sheep in the pens.

There might not be any cattle in the barns.

18But I will still be glad

because of what the Lord has done.

God my Savior fills me with joy.

19The Lord and King gives me strength.

He makes my feet like the feet of a deer.

He helps me walk on the highest places.