8 He has told you,[a] O man, what is good, and what the Lord really wants from you:[b] He wants you to[c] carry out justice,[d] to love faithfulness,[e] and to live obediently before[f] your God.
Micah 6:8sn Now the prophet switches roles and answers the question of the hypothetical worshiper. He rebukes the extravagant surface remark by pointing to general character qualities that are lacking in Israel.
Micah 6:8tnOr “to love faithfully.” The Hebrew word חֶסֶד (khesed) is complex, sometimes translated “lovingkindness,” faithfulness,” or “loyal love.” It has also been understood as covenant loyalty. חֶסֶד is either the object or the manner of the infinitive “to love.”
Micah 6:8tnHeb “to walk humbly [or perhaps, “carefully”] with.”
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