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Habakkuk 3:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Thou didst march though the land in indignation; Thou didst thresh the nations in anger.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Thou didst march through the land in indignation, thou didst thresh the heathen in anger.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— In indignation You marched through the earth; In anger You trampled the nations.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Thou didst march through the land in indignation, thou didst thresh the heathen in anger.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Thou didst march through the land in indignation, Thou didst thresh the nations in anger.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— In wrath, dost thou stride through the land,—in anger, dost thou thresh the nations.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— In indignation Thou dost tread earth, In anger Thou dost thresh nations.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— In thy anger thou wilt tread the earth under foot: in thy wrath thou wilt astonish the nations.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Thou didst march through the land in indignation, thou didst thresh the heathen in anger.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Thou wilt bring low the land with threatening, and in wrath thou wilt break down the nations.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Thou didst march through the land in indignation, thou didst thresh the heathen in anger.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Thou didst march through 6805
{6805} Prime
A primitive root; to pace, that is, step regularly; (upward) to mount; (along) to march; (down and causatively) to hurl.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
the land 776
{0776} Prime
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
in indignation, 2195
{2195} Prime
From H2194; strictly froth at the mouth, that is, (figuratively) fury (especially of God's displeasure with sin).
thou didst thresh 1758
{1758} Prime
A primitive root; to trample or thresh.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
the heathen 1471
{1471} Prime
Apparently from the same root as H1465 (in the sense of massing); a foreign nation; hence a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts.
in anger. 639
{0639} Prime
From H0599; properly the nose or nostril; hence the face, and occasionally a person; also (from the rapid breathing in passion) ire.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Habakkuk 3:12

_ _ march — implying Jehovah’s majestic and irresistible progress before His people (Judges 5:4; Psalms 68:7). Israel would not have dared to attack the nations, unless Jehovah had gone before.

_ _ thresh — (Micah 4:13).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Habakkuk 3:3-15.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
didst march:

Numbers 21:23-35 And Sihon would not suffer Israel to pass through his border: but Sihon gathered all his people together, and went out against Israel into the wilderness: and he came to Jahaz, and fought against Israel. ... So they smote him, and his sons, and all his people, until there was none left him alive: and they possessed his land.
Joshua 6:1-12:24 Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in. ... The king of Tirzah, one: all the kings thirty and one.
Nehemiah 9:22-24 Moreover thou gavest them kingdoms and nations, and didst divide them into corners: so they possessed the land of Sihon, and the land of the king of Heshbon, and the land of Og king of Bashan. ... So the children went in and possessed the land, and thou subduedst before them the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, and gavest them into their hands, with their kings, and the people of the land, that they might do with them as they would.
Psalms 44:1-3 [[To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, Maschil.]] We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, [what] work thou didst in their days, in the times of old. ... For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them.
Psalms 78:55 He cast out the heathen also before them, and divided them an inheritance by line, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.
Acts 13:19 And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Chanaan, he divided their land to them by lot.


Jeremiah 51:33 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; The daughter of Babylon [is] like a threshingfloor, [it is] time to thresh her: yet a little while, and the time of her harvest shall come.
Amos 1:3 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Damascus, and for four, I will not turn away [the punishment] thereof; because they have threshed Gilead with threshing instruments of iron:
Micah 4:12-13 But they know not the thoughts of the LORD, neither understand they his counsel: for he shall gather them as the sheaves into the floor. ... Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many people: and I will consecrate their gain unto the LORD, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth.
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Nu 21:23. Jsh 6:1. Ne 9:22. Ps 44:1; 78:55. Jr 51:33. Am 1:3. Mi 4:12. Ac 13:19.

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