- Chapter 1
- When Habakkuk learns that the Lord will raise up the Chaldeans to overrun the land of Israel, he is troubled that the wicked can be thus employed.
- Chapter 2
- The Lord admonishes patience and promises that the just will live by faith—The earth will be filled with knowledge about God—Idols have no power.
- Chapter 3
- In his prayer Habakkuk trembles at the majesty of God.