Micah 6:7-9 Expanded Bible (EXB)
7 Will the Lord be pleased with a thousand ·male sheep [rams]?
Will he be pleased with ten thousand rivers of oil?
Should I give my ·first child [firstborn] for ·the evil I have done [my transgression]?
Should I give ·my very own child [L the fruit of my body] for ·my sin [L the sin of my soul]?”
8 The Lord has told you, ·human [T O man], what is good;
he has told you what ·he wants [the Lord requires] from you:
to do what is ·right to other people [just],
love ·being kind to others [mercy; lovingkindness],
and ·live humbly, obeying [walk humbly with] your God.
9 The voice of the Lord ·calls [cries out] to the city,
and ·the wise person [L wisdom] ·honors him [L sees/acknowledges his name].
So ·pay attention [listen] to the ·rod of punishment [L rod];
pay attention to the One who ·threatens to punish [appointed it].