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You mortals, the Lord has told you what is good.
    This is what the Lord requires from you:
        to do what is right,
            to love mercy,
                and to live humbly with your God.

The voice of the Lord calls out to the city.
    (The fear of your name is wisdom.)
“Listen, you tribe assembled in the city.[a]
10 I have cursed all the wicked people who use their money for evil
    and use inaccurate weights and measures.

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Footnotes

  1. Micah 6:9 Greek; Masoretic Text “Listen to the stick and the one who appointed it.”

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)

Israel’s Guilt and Punishment

Listen! The Lord is calling to the city—
    and to fear your name is wisdom—
    “Heed the rod(D) and the One who appointed it.[b]
10 Am I still to forget your ill-gotten treasures, you wicked house,
    and the short ephah,[c] which is accursed?(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Micah 6:8 Or prudently
  2. Micah 6:9 The meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain.
  3. Micah 6:10 An ephah was a dry measure.

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