Habakkuk 3:18

18 yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior.

Habakkuk 3:18 in Other Translations

18 Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
18 yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will take joy in the God of my salvation.
18 yet I will rejoice in the LORD ! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!
18 I'm singing joyful praise to God. I'm turning cartwheels of joy to my Savior God.
18 yet I will triumph in the Lord; I will rejoice in the God of my salvation!

Habakkuk 3:18 Meaning and Commentary

Habakkuk 3:18

Yet I will rejoice in the Lord
In the Word of the Lord, as the Targum; the essential Word of the Lord, the Lord Jesus Christ; in his person, the greatness and glory of it; in his offices, as Prophet, Priest, and King, the only Mediator and Saviour; in his relations, as head and husband, father, brother, friend; in his fulness, grace, and righteousness; in his spiritual presence, and comfortable communion with him, which may be expected in a remarkable manner after the above day of trouble is over; and in his personal appearance, which will shortly be, and when his tabernacle will be with men on earth: I will joy in the God of my salvation;
in Christ, who is God, and so able to save his people; to make everything he did and suffered in human nature effectual and available to them; to supply all their wants, and to keep what they commit unto him, and to preserve them safe to his kingdom and glory: and who also joy in the salvation of their God, or which he is the author of, both temporal and spiritual, especially the latter; which is so great and glorious in itself, so suitable to their case, so complete and perfect, and makes so much for the glory of all the divine perfections, and is all of free grace, and lasts for ever: this salvation is peculiar to the people of God; it is theirs, and theirs only; it is what they choose and prefer to all other ways of salvation; it is brought and applied to them by the Spirit, and which they appropriate to themselves under his witnessings; and then it is they can and do rejoice: particularly salvation and deliverance from antichristianism, in all the branches of it, may be chiefly pointed at as the matter and ground of joy; and the enjoyment of Gospel privileges in the full extent of them; the word and ordinances in their power and purity; and the presence of Christ in them.

Habakkuk 3:18 In-Context

16 I heard and my heart pounded, my lips quivered at the sound; decay crept into my bones, and my legs trembled. Yet I will wait patiently for the day of calamity to come on the nation invading us.
17 Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls,
18 yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior.
19 The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights.

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Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 97:12; S Isaiah 61:10; Philippians 4:4
  • 2. S Exodus 15:2; S Luke 1:47
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