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World English Bible

Micah 6
1 Listen* now to what Yahweh says:

"Arise, plead your case before the mountains,
and let the hills hear what you have to say.

2
Hear, you* mountains, Yahweh's controversy,
and you* enduring foundations of the earth;
for Yahweh has a controversy with his people,
and he will contend with Israel.

3
My people, what have I done to you?
How have I burdened you?
Answer me!

4
For I brought you up out of the land of Egypt,
and redeemed you out of the house of bondage.
I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam.

5
My people, remember now what Balak king of Moab devised,
and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him from Shittim to Gilgal,
that you* may know the righteous acts of Yahweh."


6
How shall I come before Yahweh,
and bow myself before the exalted God?
Shall I come before him with burnt offerings,
with calves a year old?

7
Will Yahweh be pleased with thousands of rams?
With tens of thousands of rivers of oil?
Shall I give my firstborn for my disobedience?
The fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?

8
He has shown you, O man, what is good.
What does Yahweh require of you, but to act justly,
to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?


9
Yahweh's voice calls to the city,
and wisdom sees your name:
"Listen* to the rod,
and he who appointed it.

10
Are there yet treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked,
and a short ephah* that is accursed?

11
Shall I be pure with dishonest scales,
and with a bag of deceitful weights?

12
Her rich men are full of violence,
her inhabitants speak lies,
and their tongue is deceitful in their speech.

13
Therefore I also have struck you with a grievous wound.
I have made you desolate because of your sins.

14
You shall eat, but not be satisfied.
Your humiliation will be in your midst.
You will store up, but not save;
and that which you save I will give up to the sword.

15
You will sow, but won't reap.
You will tread the olives, but won't anoint yourself with oil;
and crush grapes, but won't drink the wine.

16
For the statutes of Omri are kept,
and all the works of the house of Ahab.
You* walk in their counsels,
that I may make you a ruin,
and her inhabitants a hissing;
And you* will bear the reproach of my people."


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