Micah - Chapter 6 | New King James Version

  • 1. Hear now what the Lord says: "Arise, plead your case before the mountains, And let the hills hear your voice.
  • 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.
  • 3. "O My people, what have I done to you? And how have I wearied you? Testify against Me.
  • 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.
  • 5. O My people, remember now What Balak king of Moab counseled, And what Balaam the son of Beor answered him, From Acacia Grove {cf2super [16]} to Gilgal, That you may know the righteousness of the Lord."
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • 9. The Lord's voice cries to the city-- Wisdom shall see Your name: "Hear the Rod! Who has appointed it?
  • 10. Are there yet the treasures of wickedness In the house of the wicked, And the short measure that is an abomination?
  • 11. Shall I count pure those with the wicked scales, And with the bag of deceitful weights?
  • 12. For her rich men are full of violence, Her inhabitants have spoken lies, And their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.
  • 13. "Therefore I will also make you sick by striking you, By making you desolate because of your sins.
  • 14. You shall eat, but not be satisfied; Hunger {cf2super [17]} shall be in your midst. You may carry some away, {cf2super [18]} but shall not save them; And what you do rescue I will give over to the sword.
  • 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.
  • 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." {cf2super [19]}