Christian Standard Bible
Restore columns
Exit Fullscreen


Woe to those who dream up wickedness

and prepare evil plansap on their beds!

At morning lightaq they accomplish it

because the power is in their hands.a

They covet fieldsb and seize them;c

they also take houses.

They deprive a man of his home,d

a person of his inheritance.e

Therefore, the Lord says:

I am now planningf a disaster

against this nation;g

you cannot free your necks from it.h

Then you will not walk so proudlyi

because it will be an evil time.j

In that day one will take upk a taunt against you

and lament mournfully,l saying,

“We are totally ruined!m

He measures out the allotted land of my people.

How he removes it from me!

He allots our fieldsn to traitors.”

Therefore, there will be no one

in the assembly of the Lord

to divide the land by casting lots.A,o


“Quit your preaching,”p theyB preach.

“They should not preach these things;q

shame will not overtake us.”C,r

7 House of Jacob, should it be asked,

“Is the Spirit of the Lord impatient?s

Are these the things he does?”

Don’t my words bring goodt

to the one who walks uprightly?u

But recently my people have risen up

like an enemy:v

You strip off the splendid robew

from those who are passing through confidently,x

like those returning from war.

You forcey the women of my people

out of their comfortable homes,

and you take my blessingD,z

from their children forever.

10 Get up and leave,

for this is not your place of restaa

because defilementab brings destruction—

a grievous destruction!ac

11 If a man comes

and utters empty lies—ad

“I will preach to you about wine and beer”—ae

he would be just the preacher for this people!af


12 I will indeed gatherag all of you, Jacob;

I will collect the remnant of Israel.ah

I will bring them together like sheep in a pen,

like a flock in the middle of its pasture.

It will be noisy with people.ai

13 One who breaks open the way

will advance before them;

they will break out, pass through the city gate,

and leave by it.

Their King will pass through before them,

the Lord as their leader.


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.


Copyright 2017 Holman Bible Publishers.

CSB UltraThin Reference Bible Copyright © 2020 by Holman Bible Publishers.

All Rights Reserved.

The text of the Christian Standard Bible may be quoted in any form (written, visual, electronic, or audio) up to and inclusive of one-thousand (1,000) verses without the written permission of the publisher, provided that the verses quoted do not account for more than 50 percent of the work in which they are quoted, and provided that a complete book of the Bible is not quoted. Requests for permission are to be directed to and approved in writing by Holman Bible Publishers, One LifeWay Plaza, Nashville, Tennessee 37234.

When the Christian Standard Bible is quoted, one of the following credit lines must appear on the copyright page or title page of the work:

Scripture quotations marked CSB have been taken from the Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2020 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Christian Standard Bible® and CSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.

Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture quotations are taken from the Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2020 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Christian Standard Bible® and CSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.

Support Info


Table of Contents