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A prayer of Chavakuk the prophet, according to Shigionoth. O Lord, I have heard your report, and I was afraid; O Lord, revive your work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy. God comes from Teman, and the Holy One from Mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise. And his brightness is like the light; rays flash from his hand, and there is his power hidden. Before him goes pestilence, and burning coals go forth at his feet. He stands, and shakes the earth; he beholds, and causes the nations to tremble; and the everlasting mountains are dashed in pieces, the everlasting hills bow; his ways are as of old. I saw the tents of Kushan in affliction; and the curtains of the land of Midian trembled. Is the Lord displeased against the rivers? Is your anger against the rivers? Is your wrath against the sea, that you rode upon your horses, your chariots of salvation? Your bow is stripped naked, according to the oaths that you addressed to the tribes. Selah. You cleaved the earth with rivers. The mountains saw you, and they trembled; the raging waters passed by; the deep uttered its voice, and lifted up its hands on high. The sun and moon stood still in their habitation; at the light of your arrows as they speed, and at the shining of your glittering spear. You marched through the land in indignation, you threshed the nations in anger. You come forth for the salvation of your people, for the salvation of your anointed; you have crushed the head out of the house of the wicked, uncovering it from the foundation to the neck. Selah. You pierced with his own shaft the head of his warriors, who came like a stormy wind to scatter me; their rejoicing was like devouring the poor secretly. You walked through the sea with your horses, through the heap of great waters. When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the sound; rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled where I stand, that I should wait for the day of trouble; when he comes up against the people who invade us. Although the fig tree shall not blossom, nor shall fruit be in the vines; the produce of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no food; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls; Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like those of a deer, and he guides me upon my high places. To the choirmaster on my stringed instruments. (Chavakuk Ch. 3)

Why is his name Chavakuk? It is writen in Melachim 4:16, "About this season in the coming year, you shall embrace a son". This is the son of the woman from Shunamit whom her son had two hugs (chibuk), one from his mother and one from Elisha, as it says "and he put his mouth on his mouth". (Zohar I:6)

The Prophet Habakkuk

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