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(a) "upon Shigionoth" or "for the ignorance". The prophet instructs his people to pray to God, not only because of their great sins, but also for those they had committed in ignorance.
(b) Thus the people were afraid when they heard God's threatenings, and prayed.
(c) That is, the state of your Church which is now ready to perish, before it comes to half a perfect age, which would be under Christ.
(d) Teman and Paran were near Sinai, where the Law was given: by which is signified that his deliverance was as present now as it was then.
(e) By which is meant a power that was joined with his brightness, which was hidden to the rest of the world, but was revealed at Mount Sinai to his people; (Psalm 31:16).
(f) Signifying that God has wonderful means, and always has a marvellous power when he will deliver his Church.
(g) The iniquity of the king of Syria in vexing your people was made manifest by your judgment, to the comfort of your Church, (Judges 5:10), and also of the Midianites, who destroyed themselves, (Judges 7:22).
(h) Meaning that God was not angry with the waters, but that by this means he would destroy his enemies, and deliver his Church.
(i) And so did use all the elements as instruments for the destruction of your enemies.
(k) That is, your power.
(l) For he had not only made a covenant with Abraham, but renewed it with his posterity.
(m) Read (Numbers 20:11).
(n) He alludes to the Red Sea and Jordan, which gave passage to God's people, and showed signs of their obedience as it were by the lifting up of their hands.
(o) As appears in (Joshua 10:12).
(p) According to your command the sun was directed by the weapons of your people, that fought in your cause, as though it dare not go forward.
(q) Signifying that there is no salvation, except by Christ.
(r) From the top to the bottom you have destroyed the enemies.
(s) God destroyed his enemies both great and small with their own weapons, though they were ever so fierce against his Church.
(t) He returns to that which he spoke as in, (Habakkuk 3:2) and shows how he was afraid of God's judgments.
(u) He shows that the faithful can never have true rest, except that which they feel before the weight of God's judgments.
(x) That is, the enemy, but the godly will be quiet, knowing that all things will turn to good for them.
(y) He declares in what the joy of the faithful consists, though they see ever so great afflictions prepared.
(z) The chief singer upon the instruments of music, will have occasion to praise God for this great deliverance of his Church.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Habakkuk 3". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://beta.studylight.org/
the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24