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Micah 6 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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God Pleads with Israel
God Pleads with Israel
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 6:1 - Hear now what the LORD says:

“Arise, plead your case before the mountains,
And let the hills hear your voice.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 6:2 - Hear, O you mountains, the LORD’s complaint,
And you strong foundations of the earth;
For the LORD has a complaint against His people,
And He will contend with Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 6:3 - “O My people, what have I done to you?
And how have I wearied you?
Testify against Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 6:4 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 6:5 - O My people, remember now
What Balak king of Moab counseled,
And what Balaam the son of Beor answered him,
From Acacia Grove[fn] to Gilgal,
That you may know the righteousness of the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 6:6 - 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?
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 6:7 - Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams,
Ten thousand rivers of oil?
Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression,
The fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 6:8 - He has shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the LORD require of you
But to do justly,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God?
Punishment of Israel’s Injustice
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 6:9 - The LORD’s voice cries to the city—
Wisdom shall see Your name:

“Hear the rod!
Who has appointed it?
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 6:10 - Are there yet the treasures of wickedness
In the house of the wicked,
And the short measure that is an abomination?
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 6:11 - Shall I count pure those with the wicked scales,
And with the bag of deceitful weights?
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 6:12 - For her rich men are full of violence,
Her inhabitants have spoken lies,
And their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 6:13 - “Therefore I will also make you sick by striking you,
By making you desolate because of your sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 6:14 - You shall eat, but not be satisfied;
Hunger[fn] shall be in your midst.
[fn]You may carry some away, but shall not save them;
And what you do rescue I will give over to the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 6:15 - “You shall sow, but not reap;
You shall tread the olives, but not anoint yourselves with oil;
And make sweet wine, but not drink wine.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 6:16 - For the statutes of Omri are kept;
All the works of Ahab’s house are done;
And you walk in their counsels,
That I may make you a desolation,
And your inhabitants a hissing.
Therefore you shall bear the reproach of My people.”[fn]
NKJV Footnotes
Hebrew Shittim (compare Numbers 25:1; Joshua 2:1; 3:1)
Or Emptiness or Humiliation
Targum and Vulgate read You shall take hold.
Following Masoretic Text, Targum, and Vulgate; Septuagint reads of nations.

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