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50 This is what the Lord says:

Where is your mother’s divorce certificate

that I used to send her away? m

Or who were My creditors that I sold you to? n

Look, you were sold for your iniquities, o

and your mother was put away

because of your transgressions.

Why was no one there when I came?

Why was there no one to answer when I called?

Is My hand too short to redeem? p

Or do I have no power to deliver?

Look, I dry up the sea by My rebuke; q

I turn the rivers into a wilderness;

their fish rot because of lack of water

and die of thirst.

I dress the heavens in black

and make * sackcloth their clothing. r

The Obedient Servant

The Lord God has given Me

the tongue of those who are instructed s

to know how to sustain the weary with a word.

He awakens Me each morning;

He awakens My ear to listen like those being instructed. t

The Lord God has opened My ear,

and I was not rebellious;

I did not turn back. u

I gave My back to those who beat Me,

and My cheeks to those who tore out My beard.

I did not hide My face from scorn and spitting. v

The Lord God will help Me;

therefore I have not been humiliated;

therefore I have set My face like flint, w

and I know I will not be put to shame.

The One who vindicates Me is near; x

who will contend with Me?

Let us confront each other. y

Who has a case against Me? z

Let him come near Me!

In truth, the Lord God will help Me;

who will condemn Me? a

Indeed, all of them will wear out like a garment;

a moth will devour them. b

10 Who among you * fears the Lord,

listening to the voice of His Servant? c

Who among you walks in darkness,

and has no light?

Let him trust in the name of * Yahweh;

let him lean on his God.

11 Look, all you who kindle a fire,

who encircle yourselves with d firebrands;

walk in the light of your fire

and in the firebrands you have lit!

This is what you’ll get from My hand:

you will lie down in a place of torment.


About The Holman Christian Standard Bible

The complete Holman Christian Standard Bible® is now available for the first time ever! More than fifteen years in the making, crafted by the shared expertise of nearly a hundred conservative scholars and English stylists, the Holman CSB® sets the standard in painstaking biblical accuracy and pure literary form.

Accurate, yet highly readable, it's a translation committed to leaving both the grace and gravity of the original languages intact while carefully creating a smooth flow of wording for the reader.

Stylistically, this inaugural edition contributes to the clarity of the written Word, arranging the poetic portions of the Scripture into complete lines of thought, and revering God's presence on each page by capitalizing all the pronouns that refer to Him.

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