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I [Habakkuk, in vision] saw the tents of Cushan [probably Ethiopia] in affliction; the [tent] curtains of the land of Midian trembled.

Were You displeased with the rivers, O Lord? Or was Your anger against the rivers [You divided]? Was Your wrath against the [Red] Sea, that You rode [before] upon Your horses and Your chariots of victory and deliverance?

Your bow was made quite bare; sworn to the tribes [of Israel] by Your sure word were the rods of chastisement, scourges, and calamities. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! With rivers You cleaved the earth [bringing forth waters in dry places].(A)

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I saw the tents of Cushan in distress,
    the dwellings of Midian(A) in anguish.(B)

Were you angry with the rivers,(C) Lord?
    Was your wrath against the streams?
Did you rage against the sea(D)
    when you rode your horses
    and your chariots to victory?(E)
You uncovered your bow,
    you called for many arrows.(F)
You split the earth with rivers;

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