12 “Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God,(A) because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.(B)

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28 And he said to the human race,
    “The fear of the Lord—that is wisdom,
    and to shun evil(A) is understanding.”(B)

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13 Now all has been heard;
    here is the conclusion of the matter:
Fear God(A) and keep his commandments,(B)
    for this is the duty of all mankind.(C)

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He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
    And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly(A) and to love mercy
    and to walk humbly[a](B) with your God.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Micah 6:8 Or prudently

28 Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One(A) who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

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