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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?n

Or to which of my creditors did I sell you?o

Look, you were sold for your iniquities,p

and your mother was sent 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 arm too weak to redeem?q

Or do I have no power to rescue?

Look, I dry up the sea by my rebuke;r

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.s


The Lord God has given me

the tongue of those who are instructedt

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.u

The Lord God has opened my ear,

and I was not rebellious;

I did not turn back.v

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.a

The Lord God will help me;

therefore I have not been humiliated;

therefore I have set my face like flint,b

and I know I will not be put to shame.

The one who vindicates me is near;c

who will contend with me?

Let us confront each other.A

Who has a case against me?B

Let him come near me!

In truth, the Lord God will help me;

who will condemn me?d

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

a moth will devour them.e

10 Who among you fears the Lord

and listens to his servant?f

Who among you walks in darkness,

and has no light?

Let him trust in the name of the Lord;

let him lean on his God.

11 Look, all you who kindle a fire,

who encircle yourselves withC torches;

walk in the light of your fire

and of the torches you have lit!

This is what you’ll get from my hand:

you will lie down in a place of torment.


About Christian Standard Bible

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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