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25 Lord, you are my God;h

I will exalt you. I will praise your name,

for you have accomplished wonders,

plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness.

For you have turned the city into a pile of rocks,i

a fortified city, into ruins;

the fortress of barbariansj is no longer a city;

it will never be rebuilt.

Therefore, a strong people will honor you.

The cities of violent nations will fear you.

For you have been a stronghold for the poor person,

a stronghold for the needyk in his distress,

a refuge from storms and a shade from heat.l

When the breath of the violent

is like a storm against a wall,

like heat in a dry land,

you will subdue the uproar of barbarians.

As the shade of a cloud cools the heat of the day,

so he will silence the song of the violent.

On this mountain,A,m

the Lord of Armies will prepare for all the peoples a feast of choice meat,n

a feast with aged wine, prime cuts of choice meat,B fine vintage wine.

On this mountain

he will swallow up the burial shroud,

the shroud over all the peoples,

the sheet covering all the nations.o

When he has swallowed up death once and for all,p

the Lord God will wipe away the tears

from every faceq

and remove his people’s disgracer

from the whole earth,

for the Lord has spoken.

On that day it will be said,

“Look, this is our God;

we have waited for him, and he has saved us.

This is the Lord; we have waited for him.

Let’s rejoice and be glad in his salvation.”s

10 For the Lord’s power will rest on this mountain.

But Moabt will be trampled in his placeC

as straw is trampled in a dung pile.

11 He will spread out his arms in the middle of it,

as a swimmer spreads out his arms to swim.

His pride will be brought low,

along with the trickery of his hands.u

12 The high-walled fortress will be brought down,

thrown to the ground, to the dust.v


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The Christian Standard Bible (CSB) is a highly trustworthy, faithful translation that is proven to be the optimal blend of accuracy and readability. It’s as literal to the original as possible without sacrificing clarity. The CSB is poised to become the translation that pastors rely on and Bible readers turn to again and again to read and to share with others.

The CSB is an original translation: more than 100 scholars from 17 denominations translated directly from the best available Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic source texts into English. Its source texts are the standard used by scholars and seminaries today.

The CSB is trustworthy: the conservative, evangelical scholars of the CSB affirm the authority of Scripture as the inerrant Word of God and seek the highest level of faithfulness to the original and accuracy in their translation. These scholars and LifeWay, the non-profit ministry that stewards the CSB, also champion the Bible against cultural trends that would compromise its truths.

The CSB is clear: it is as literal a translation of the ancient source texts as possible, but, in the many places throughout Scripture where a word-for-word rendering might obscure the meaning for a modern audience, it uses a more dynamic translation. In all cases, the intent is to convey the original meaning of God’s Word as faithfully and as clearly as possible.


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