When I heard — What dreadful desolations God threatened against Israel. My heart trembled — Another effect of surprising fears and astonishment. Rottenness — A decay of all my strength. That I might rest — These fears made me betake myself to God, that I might rest in him. He — The king of Babylon. The people — The Jews.
Related Commentaries of Habakkuk 3:16
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 day of trouble: when he cometh up unto the people, he will invade them with his troops.