To Our Forefathers Yisrael

1 The burden which Chabakook the navi did see.

2 O YHUH, how long shall I cry and You will not hear! Even cry out to You because of violence and You will not save!

3 Why do You show me iniquity and cause me to behold perversity? For ruin and violence are before me: and there are strife and contention that arise.

4 Therefore the Torah is slack and mishpat does not go forth: for the wicked do enclose around the tzadikim; therefore wrong rulings go forth.

5 See among the heathen goyim and regard and wonder marvelously: for I will work a work in your yamim, which you will not believe, though it is told you.

6 For, see, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, who shall march through the breadth of eretz Yisrael, to possess the dwelling places that are not theirs.

7 They are frightening and dreadful: their rulings and their dignity shall proceed from themselves.

8 Their horses also are swifter than the leopards and are fiercer than the evening wolves: and their horsemen shall spread themselves and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly as the eagle that runs to eat.

9 They shall come all for violence: their faces are like the east wind and they shall gather the captives as the sand.

10 And they shall scoff at the melechim and the rulers shall be a scorn to them: they shall deride every stronghold; for they shall seize territory and take it.

11 Then shall his mind change and he shall pass on as a wind and his army shall be found guilty before his mighty one.

12 Are You not from everlasting, O YHUH my Ahlohim, my Kadosh-One? We shall not die. O YHUH, You have ordained them for mishpat; and, O mighty Ahlohim, You have established them for correction.

13 You are of purer eyes than to behold evil and cannot look on iniquity: why do You look upon them that act treacherously and hold Your tongue when the wicked devours the man that is more tzadik than he?

14 And make men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping things, that have no ruler over them?

15 They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net and gather them in their dragnet: therefore they have simcha and gilah.

16 Therefore they offer sacrifice to their net and burn incense to their dragnet; because by them their portion is fat and their food made plenty.

17 Why do they empty their net continually and do not spare to slay the goyim without rachamim?

2 I will stand upon my watch and station myself upon the tower and will watch to see what He will say to me and what I shall answer when I am reproved.

2 And YHUH answered me and said, Write the vision and make it plain upon tablets, that he may run that reads it.

3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, it shall speak in the end and not lie: though it lingers, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not delay.

4 See, the being who is puffed up is not upright: but the just shall live by his emunah.

5 Yes also because he transgresses by wine, he is a proud man, neither stays at home, who enlarges his desires as Sheol and is like death and cannot be satisfied, but gathers to himself all goyim and heaps to himself all peoples:

6 Shall not all these take up a parable against him and a taunting mishle against him and say, Woe to him that increases that which is not his! How long? And to him that loads himself with earthly goods!

7 Shall they not rise up suddenly that shall bite you and awake that shall trouble you and you shall be for plunder to them?

8 Because you have spoiled many goyim, all the remnant of the people shall spoil you; because of men’s dahm and for the violence against eretz Yisrael and against the city and of all that dwell there.

9 Woe to him that covets an evil gain for his bayit, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil!

10 You have consulted shame to your bayit by cutting off many peoples and have sinned against your being.

11 For the stone shall cry out of the wall and the beam out of the timber shall answer it.

12 Woe to him that builds a town with dahm and establishes a city by iniquity!

13 See, is it not of YHUH Tzevaot that the goyim shall labor only for fire and the goyim shall weary themselves for nothing?

14 For the earth shall be filled with the da’at of the tifereth of YHUH, as the mayim covers the sea.

15 Woe to him that gives his neighbor drink, that pours from your wineskin to him and makes him drunk also, that you may look on their nakedness!

16 You are filled with shame for tifereth: drink also and be exposed as not in brit-milah: the cup of YHUH’s Right Hand shall be turned to you and shame shall be on your tifereth.

17 For the violence of Levanon shall cover you and the plunder of beasts, which made them afraid because of men’s dahm and for your violence against eretz Yisrael and the city and of all that dwell in it.

18 What profit is the carved image to the maker who has carved it; a molten image and a teacher of lies that the maker of its work trusts in what he has made, to make dumb idols?

19 Woe to him that says to the wood, Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise, it shall teach! See, it is laid over with gold and silver and there is no breath at all inside it.

20 But YHUH is in His kodesh Hekal: let all the earth keep silent before Him.

3 A tefillah of Chabakook the navi for erroneous utterances.

2 O YHUH, I have heard Your speech and was afraid: O YHUH, revive Your work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in anger remember rachamim.

3 Ahloha came from Teman and the Kadosh-One from Har Paran. Selah. His tifereth covered the shamayim and the earth was full of His tehilla.

4 And His brightness was as the Ohr; He had horns coming out of His hand: and there was the hiding of His Power.

5 Before Him went the pestilence and burning coals went forth at His feet.

6 He stood and measured the earth: He beheld and drove asunder the goyim; and the ancient mountains were scattered, the ancient hills did bow: His derachot are everlasting.

7 I saw the tents of Kushan in affliction: and the curtains of the land of Midyan did tremble.

8 Was YHUH displeased against the rivers? Was Your anger against the rivers? Was Your anger against the sea that You did ride upon Your horses and Your mirkavot of Yahusha?

9 You uncovered and bent Your bow; Your arrows were abundant according to Your Word. Selah. You did cut through the earth with rivers.

10 The mountains saw You and they trembled: the storms of the mayim pass over: the deep uttered its voice and lifted up its hands on high.

11 The shemesh and yarayach stood still in their dwelling: at the ohr of Your arrows they went and at the shining of your glittering spear.

12 You did march through the land in indignation, You did thresh the heathen in anger.

13 You went forth for the salvation of Your people, even for salvation with Your anointed; You wounded the head out of the bayit of the wicked, by laying bare from the foundation to the neck. Selah.

14 You did strike through with his own arrows the head of his leaders: they came out as a whirlwind to scatter me: their rejoicing was as to devour the poor secretly.

15 You did walk through the sea with Your horses, through the heap of great mayim.

16 When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness entered into my bones and I trembled in myself, that I might rest in the yom of trouble: when he comes up to the people, he will invade them with his troops.

17 Although the fig eytz shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the yield of the olive eytz shall fail, and the fields shall yield no food; the flock shall be cut off from the fold and there shall be no herd in the stalls:

18 Yet I will gilah in YHUH, I will simcha in the Ahlohim of my Yahusha.

19 YHUH The Master is my strength and He will make my feet like those of deer and He will make me to have my derech upon my high places, that I may sing His tehilla. Ahmein. X

To the chief singer

on my stringed instruments.


  • 1:5 Quoted by Paul in regard to his own work among Efrayim-Israel.

  • 1:14 A remez/hint of Shepherd-less Israel.

  • 2:4 Yisraelites need faith in Messiah, but also the faith of Messiah to walk as He did.

  • 2:14 The promise of the removal of all Chaldean pagan influences in the millennial kingdom.

  • 2:16 Messiah.

  • 3:17 The olive tree, or both houses of Israel, will fail to stop their ongoing captivity.

  • 3:18 Despite the nation of Judah's imminent fall and despite the fact that their history that was wonderful is turning to exile, on a personal level he will maintain his personal faith and trust in YAH , despite the national and worldly events around him.

  • 3:19 He realizes that even when YAH judges a nation, He does continue to make individuals stand tall and in truth.