Matthew Poole Commentary - Habakkuk 3:1 - 3:1

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Matthew Poole Commentary - Habakkuk 3:1 - 3:1

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Habakkuk’s prayer, Hab_3:1,2. He describeth God’s majesty, and wonders wrought in his people’s behalf, Hab_3:3-16. He professeth his unshaken trust in God, Hab_3:17-19.

A prayer: the prophet required the earth Should be silent before God, and now gives them example; he waits on and prays to God in his holy temple: some say it is a prayer of intercession, and that the word carrieth it so. Habakkuk the prophet: see Hab_1:1.

Shigionoth; a musical note, say some, and such note as the Jews have no certain knowledge of. Others say Shigionoth is ignorances, which the prophet doth confess, and sueth for the pardon of; both he and the people had erred, were offended at the darkness of Divine providences, and needed pardon as well as instruction: or it may be a prayer on occasion of the many and great changes Providence wrought in the affairs of the world and the church.