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“O My people, what (A)have I done to you?
And how have I (B)wearied you?
Testify against Me.
(C)For 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.
O My people, remember now
What (D)Balak king of Moab counseled,
And what Balaam the son of Beor answered him,
From [a]Acacia Grove to Gilgal,
That you may know (E)the righteousness of the Lord.”

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?
(F)Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams,
Ten thousand (G)rivers of oil?
(H)Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression,
[b]The fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?

He has (I)shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But (J)to do justly,
To love [c]mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God?

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Footnotes

  1. Micah 6:5 Heb. Shittim, Num. 25:1; Josh. 2:1; 3:1
  2. Micah 6:7 My own child
  3. Micah 6:8 Or lovingkindness

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