6 aHear ye now what the Lord saith;
Arise, contend thou ||before the mountains,
And let the hills hear thy voice.
And ye strong foundations of the earth:
For cthe Lord hath a controversy with his people,
And he will plead with Israel.
3 O my people, dwhat have I done unto thee?
And ewherein have I wearied thee?
Testify against me.
4 For fI brought thee up out of the land of Egypt,
And I sent before thee Moses, Aaron, and iMiriam.
5 O my people, remember now kwhat Balak king of Moab consulted,
And what Balaam the son of Beor answered him
That ye may know nthe righteousness of the Lord.
Shall I come before him with burnt offerings,
With calves †of a year old?
7 sWill the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams,
Or with ten thousands of trivers of oil?
uShall I give my firstborn for my transgression,
The fruit of my †body for the sin of my soul?
And wwhat doth the Lord require of thee,
10 ||Are there yet the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked,
12 For the rich men thereof mare full of violence,
And the inhabitants thereof nhave spoken lies,
13 Therefore also will I qmake thee sick in smiting thee,
In making thee desolate because of thy sins.
14 rThou shalt eat, but not be satisfied;
And thy casting down shall be in the midst of thee;
And tthat which thou deliverest will I give up to the sword.
And all the works of the house of aAhab,
And ye walk in their counsels;
And the inhabitants thereof can hissing:
Therefore ye shall bear dthe reproach of my people.
About King James Version
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