3:8 Was the Lord displeased against the rivers? was thine anger against the rivers? was thy wrath against the sea, that thou didst ride upon thine horses and thy chariots of salvation? The question of this verse is hypothetical. … Read more “Habakkuk 3:8-12”
3:13 Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people, even for salvation with thine anointed; thou woundedst the head out of the house of the wicked, by discovering the foundation unto the neck. Selah.
“Thou wentest forth … Read more “Habakkuk 3:13 to 18”
A Psalm expressing his Hope with Thanksgiving. He Celebrates the Omnipotence of Yahweh and Rejoices in the Coming Victory over all Nations and the Deliverance of Israel.
Analysis “A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet upon Shigionoth”. This … Read more “Habakkuk 3”
3:4 And his brightness was as the light; he had horns coming out of his hand: and there was the hiding of his power.
“his brightness was as the light”
1 The figure of the sun is taken from Deut … Read more “Habakkuk 3:4-7”
2:15–17 Fourth Woe: Woe to Those Given to Intemperance and Licentiousness.
2:15 “Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken also, that thou mayest look on their nakedness!”— RSV “Woe … Read more “Habakkuk 2:15-20”
2:9-11 Second Woe: Woe to Those Moved by Greed and Covetousness
2:9 “Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of … Read more “Habakkuk 2:9-14”
The five woes which God pronounced upon evil doers restored Habakkuk’s confidence in Yahweh’s commitment to justice. They form the remainder of chapter 2 and have primary and secondary applications as follows.
- Primarily the prophecy applies to the Chaldean power
As Chapter 2 commences, God again answers Habakkuk. The argumentative prophet is told that he must faithfully await the outworking of Divine justice. He had presumed to question God’s justice without full knowledge of His will and had drawn wrong… Read more “Habakkuk 2:1-4”
The description of Israel’s devastation was so terrifying that Habakkuk is faced with a new problem. The punishment for one evil was creating an even greater evil and the problem of reconciling this with Yahweh’s character was perplexing. From the… Read more “Habakkuk 1:12-17”
1:6 For, lo, I raise up (RSV ‘I am rousing up’) the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation (Roth ‘bitter and headlong nation’) which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwelling places that are … Read more “Habakkuk 1:6-17”
The Lord is not slack concerning His promise as some men count slackness, but the vision awaits its time; it hastens to its end—it will not lie. If it seems slow wait for it, it will surely come, it will… Read more “Habakkuk 2:4”
1:1-4 Habakkuk Complains to God About Judah’s Lawlessness and the Triumph of Iniquity
1:1 The burden which Habakkuk the prophet did see. RSV – “The oracle of God which Habakkuk the prophet saw.”
“The burden” – Hebrew – … Read more “Habakkuk 1:1-12”