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The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, [1917], at

Habakkuk Chapter 3

Habakkuk 3:1

hab 3:1


Prayer in the Old Testament is in contrast with prayer in the New Testament in two respects:

(1) In the former the basis of prayer is a covenant of God, or an appeal to his revealed character as merciful, gracious, etc. In the latter the basis is relationship: "When ye pray, say, Our Father" (Mat 6:9).

(2) A comparison, for example of the prayers of Moses and Paul, will show that one was praying for an earthly people whose dangers and blessings were earthly; the other for a heavenly people whose dangers and blessings were spiritual.

Habakkuk 3:7

hab 3:7


Or, Ethiopia.

Habakkuk 3:11

hab 3:11

at the light

Or, thine arrows walked in the light, etc.

Habakkuk 3:17

hab 3:17


That is, despite the afflictions of Israel in dispersion, the prophet will rejoice because of the Lord, as yet to return to His temple.

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