2 From * Zion, the perfection of beauty,
Devouring fire precedes Him,
and a storm rages around Him. l
in order to judge His people. m
those who made a covenant with Me by sacrifice.” n
6 The heavens proclaim His righteousness, o
I will testify against you, Israel.
I am God, your God. q
or for your * burnt offerings,
which are continually before Me. r
or male goats from your pens, s
the cattle on a thousand hills.
11 I know every bird of the mountains, t
and the creatures of the field are Mine. u
for the world and everything in it is Mine. v
or drink the blood of goats? w
14 Sacrifice a thank offering to God, x
I will rescue you, and you will honor Me.” z
“What right do you have to recite My statutes
and to take My covenant on your lips? a
you make friends with him,
and you associate with adulterers. d
and harness your tongue for deceit. e
slandering your mother’s son. f
you thought I was just like you. g
But I will rebuke you
or I will tear you apart,
and there will be no one to rescue you. j
and whoever orders his conduct,
I will show him the salvation of God.” k
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.