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Call out! Will anyone answer you?

Which of the holy onesab will you turn to?

For anger kills a fool,

and jealousy slays the gullible.ac

I have seen a fool taking root,

but I immediately pronounced a curse on his home.

His children are far from safety.

They are crushed at the city gate,ad

with no one to rescue them.

The hungry consume his harvest,

even taking it out of the thorns.F

The thirstyG pant for his children’s wealth.

For distress does not grow out of the soil,

and trouble does not sprout from the ground.

But humans are born for troublea

as surely as sparks fly upward.

However, if I were you, I would appeal to God

and would present my case to him.b

He does greatc and unsearchable things,

wonders without number.d

10 He gives rain to the earth

and sends water to the fields.e

11 He sets the lowly on high,

and mourners are lifted to safety.f

12 He frustrates the schemes of the crafty

so that theyA achieve no success.

13 He traps the wise in their craftiness

so that the plans of the deceptive

are quickly brought to an end.g

14 They encounter darkness by day,

and they grope at noon

as if it were night.h

15 He saves the needy from their sharp words* i

and from the clutches of the powerful.

16 So the poor have hope,

and injustice shuts its mouth.j

17 See how happy is the person whom God corrects;

so do not reject the discipline of the Almighty.

18 For he wounds but he also bandages;

he strikes, but his hands also heal.k

19 He will rescue you from six calamities;

no harm will touch you in seven.

20 In famine he will redeem you from death,

and in battle, from the power of the sword.l

21 You will be safe from slanderC

and not fear destruction when it comes.m

22 You will laugh at destruction and hunger

and not fear the land’s wild creatures.

23 For you will have a covenant with the stones of the field,

and the wild animals will be at peace with you.n

24 You will know that your tent is secure,o

and nothing will be missing when you inspect your home.

25 You will also know that your offspring will be many

and your descendants like the grass of the earth.

26 You will approach the gravep in full vigor,q

as a stack of sheaves is gathered in its season.

27 We have investigated this, and it is true!

Hear it and understand it for yourself.


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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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