Micah 6:1–8

God’s Indictment of His People

1 Hear now what the Lord is saying,

“Arise, plead your case 1before the mountains,

And let the hills hear your voice.

2 “Listen, you mountains, to the indictment of the Lord,

And you enduring afoundations of the earth,

Because the bLord has a case against His people;

Even with Israel He will dispute.

3 aMy people, bwhat have I done to you,

And chow have I wearied you? Answer Me.

4 “Indeed, I abrought you up from the land of Egypt

And bransomed you from the house of slavery,

And I sent before you cMoses, Aaron and dMiriam.

5 “My people, remember now

What aBalak king of Moab counseled

And what Balaam son of Beor answered him,

And from bShittim to cGilgal,

So 1that you might know the drighteous acts of the Lord.”

What God Requires of Man

6 aWith what shall I come to the Lord

And bow myself before the God on high?

Shall I come to Him with bburnt offerings,

With yearling calves?

7 Does the Lord take delight in athousands of rams,

In ten thousand rivers of oil?

Shall I present my bfirstborn for my rebellious acts,

The fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?

8 He has atold you, O man, what is good;

And bwhat does the Lord require of you

But to cdo justice, to dlove 1kindness,

And to walk 2ehumbly with your God?

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