Micah 6:1–8

God Pleads with Israel

6 Hear now what the Lord says:

“Arise, plead your case before the mountains,

And let the hills hear your voice.

2 aHear, O you mountains, bthe Lord’s complaint,

And you strong foundations of the earth;

For cthe Lord has a complaint against His people,

And He will 1contend with Israel.

3 “O My people, what dhave I done to you?

And how have I ewearied you?

Testify against Me.

4 fFor I brought you up from the land of Egypt,

I redeemed you from the house of bondage;

And I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam.

5 O My people, remember now

What gBalak king of Moab counseled,

And what Balaam the son of Beor answered him,

From 2Acacia Grove to Gilgal,

That you may know hthe righteousness of the Lord.”

6 With what shall I come before the Lord,

And bow myself before the High God?

Shall I come before Him with burnt offerings,

With calves a year old?

7 iWill the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams,

Ten thousand jrivers of oil?

kShall I give my firstborn for my transgression,

3The fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?

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

And what does the Lord require of you

But mto do justly,

To love 4mercy,

And to walk humbly with your God?

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