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Habakkuk 3:1-19

Habakkuk’s Prayer

1A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet. On shigionoth.3:1 Probably a literary or musical term

2Lord, 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.

3God came from Teman,

the Holy One from Mount Paran.3:3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the middle of verse 9 and at the end of verse 13.

His glory covered the heavens

and his praise filled the earth.

4His splendor was like the sunrise;

rays flashed from his hand,

where his power was hidden.

5Plague went before him;

pestilence followed his steps.

6He stood, and shook the earth;

he looked, and made the nations tremble.

The ancient mountains crumbled

and the age-old hills collapsed—

but he marches on forever.

7I saw the tents of Cushan in distress,

the dwellings of Midian in anguish.

8Were you angry with the rivers, Lord?

Was your wrath against the streams?

Did you rage against the sea

when you rode your horses

and your chariots to victory?

9You uncovered your bow,

you called for many arrows.

You split the earth with rivers;

10the mountains saw you and writhed.

Torrents of water swept by;

the deep roared

and lifted its waves on high.

11Sun and moon stood still in the heavens

at the glint of your flying arrows,

at the lightning of your flashing spear.

12In wrath you strode through the earth

and in anger you threshed the nations.

13You came out to deliver your people,

to save your anointed one.

You crushed the leader of the land of wickedness,

you stripped him from head to foot.

14With his own spear you pierced his head

when his warriors stormed out to scatter us,

gloating as though about to devour

the wretched who were in hiding.

15You trampled the sea with your horses,

churning the great waters.

16I heard and my heart pounded,

my lips quivered at the sound;

decay crept into my bones,

and my legs trembled.

Yet I will wait patiently for the day of calamity

to come on the nation invading us.

17Though the fig tree does not bud

and there are no grapes on the vines,

though the olive crop fails

and the fields produce no food,

though there are no sheep in the pen

and no cattle in the stalls,

18yet I will rejoice in the Lord,

I will be joyful in God my Savior.

19The Sovereign Lord is my strength;

he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,

he enables me to tread on the heights.

For the director of music. On my stringed instruments.

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

Habakuk 3:1-19

Habakuk Mpaebɔ

1Saa mpaebɔ yi, Habakuk too no sɛ dwom:

2Awurade, mate wo ho nsɛm nyinaa,

Na wʼanwonwadwuma a woayɛ no, me ho adwiriw me.

Yɛ no foforo wɔ yɛn mmere so.

Yɛn mmere yi mu, ma wonhu.

Wʼabufuwhyew mu no, kae wo mmɔborɔhunu.

3Onyankopɔn fi Teman bae,

Ɔkronkronni a ofi Bepɔw Paran so,

Nʼanuonyam kata ɔsoro,

na nʼayeyi hyɛ asase so ma.

4Ɔhyerɛn sɛ anɔpawia

Hann no nsensanee twa yerɛw fi ne nsam,

Ɛhɔ na ne tumi ahintaw.

5Ɔyaredɔm di nʼanim kɔ;

Na nsanyare di nʼakyi pɛɛ.

6Sɛ ogyina a, asase wosow.

Sɛ ɔhwɛ a, ɔma aman wosow.

Tete mmepɔw dwiriwii,

na nkoko a efi tete no ka kataa so.

Nʼakwan ntwa mu da.

7Mihuu Kusanfo ntamadan a atetew

ne Midianfo3.7 Kusan…Midian—Wɔyɛ Araia mmusuakuw. Awerɛhow…ahoyeraw—Bere a woyii Israelfo fii Misraim nkoasom mu no, nnipa a wɔbemmɛn wɔn no bɔɔ hu. (2 Mose 15.14-16; Yos 2.9-10). atenae a agyigya.

8Awurade, wo bo fuw nsubɔnten no?

Wʼabufuw no tiaa nsuwansuwa no?

Wosɔre tiaa po,

bere a wo ne wʼapɔnkɔ

ne nkonimdi nteaseɛnam nam no.

9Wuyii wo tadua,

Woma wɔde agyan bebree brɛɛ wo.

Wode nsubɔnten paapae asase mu.

10Mmepɔw huu wo, na wɔwosowee

Osuhweam bɛsen kɔe.

Bun no woroo so,

na ehuru baa soro.

11Owia ne ɔsram gyinagyinaa sorosoro hɔ,

bere a wohuu wʼagyan a ɛnenam wim no hann,

ne wo peaw a ɛpa yerɛw yerɛw no.

12Wʼabufuwhyew mu no, wonantew twaa asase so

na wode abufuw tiatiaa aman no so.

13Wobaa se worebegye wo nkurɔfo,

na woagye nea wɔasra no no nkwa.

Wopɛtɛw atirimɔdenfoman no kannifo,

wopaa ne ho ntama fi ne ti so kosii ne nan ase.

14Wode nʼankasa peaw hwirew ne ti mu,

bere a nʼakofo bɔɔ yerɛdɛ sɛ wɔrebɛhwete yɛn mu.

Wɔpɛɛ sɛ wɔbɛtɔre

mmɔborɔfo a wɔakɔ agua no ase koraa.

15Wode wʼapɔnkɔ tiatiaa po no mu,

ma asu kɛse no hurui.

16Metee no, me koma tui,

nnyigyei no maa mʼano poo biribiri;

ɔporɔw hyɛn me nnompe mu,

na me nan wosowee.

Nanso mɛtɔ me bo ase atwɛn akosi sɛ

amanehunu da bɛba ɔman a wɔtow hyɛɛ yɛn so no so.

17Ɛwɔ mu, borɔdɔma nnua no nguu nhwiren,

na aba nso nni bobe no so;

ɛwɔ mu, ngodua no adi huammɔ

na mfuw no mmɔ aduan.

Ɛwɔ mu, nguan biara nni buw no mu,

na anantwi nso nni ban no mu.

18Nanso mʼani begye Awurade mu;

me ho bɛsɛpɛw me wɔ Onyankopɔn a

ɔyɛ mʼagyenkwa no mu.

19Otumfo Awurade yɛ mʼahoɔden.

Ɔma me nan yɛ sɛ ɔforote de,

ɔma me nantew sorɔnsorɔmmea.

Wɔmfa mpae yi mma nnwonto kwankyerɛfo no. Na wɔnto no wɔ mʼasanku no so.