The divine revelation that the prophet Habakkuk saw.
The following is the message* which God revealed to Habakkuk the prophet:*
1:1 The following is the message1
tnHeb “The burden” (so KJV, ASV). The Hebrew term מַשָּׂא (masa’), usually translated “oracle” (NAB, NEB, NASB, NIV, NRSV) or “utterance” (BDB 672 s.v. III מַשָּׂא), in prophetic literature is a technical term introducing a message from the Lord> (see Zech 9:1; 12:1; Mal 1:1). Since it derives from a verb meaning “to carry,” its original nuance was that of a burdensome message, that is, one with ominous content.
which God revealed to Habakkuk the prophet:2
tnHeb “The message [traditionally, “burden”] which Habakkuk the prophet saw.”