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Micah 6 (WEBP)

[1] Listen now to what Yahweh says: “Arise, plead your case before the mountains, and let the hills hear what you have to say.
[2] Hear, you mountains, Yahweh’s indictment, and you enduring foundations of the earth; for Yahweh has a case against his people, and he will contend with Israel.
[3] My people, what have I done to you? How have I burdened you? Answer me!
[4] For I brought you up out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage. I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam.
[5] My people, remember now what Balak king of Moab devised, and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him from Shittim to Gilgal, that you may know the righteous acts of Yahweh.”
[6] How shall I come before Yahweh, and bow myself before the exalted God? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old?
[7] Will Yahweh be pleased with thousands of rams? With tens of thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my disobedience? The fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
[8] He has shown you, O man, what is good. What does Yahweh require of you, but to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?
[9] Yahweh’s voice calls to the city— and wisdom fears your name— “Listen to the rod, and he who appointed it.
[10] Are there yet treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and a short ephah° that is accursed?
[11] Shall I tolerate dishonest scales, and a bag of deceitful weights?
[12] Her rich men are full of violence, her inhabitants speak lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their speech.
[13] Therefore I also have struck you with a grievous wound. I have made you desolate because of your sins.
[14] You shall eat, but not be satisfied. Your hunger will be within you. You will store up, but not save, and that which you save I will give up to the sword.
[15] You will sow, but won’t reap. You will tread the olives, but won’t anoint yourself with oil; and crush grapes, but won’t drink the wine.
[16] For the statutes of Omri are kept, and all the works of Ahab’s house. You walk in their counsels, that I may make you a ruin, and your inhabitants a hissing. You will bear the reproach of my people.”

Micah 6:10 An ephah is a measure of volume (about 22 liters or about 2/3 of a bushel), and a short ephah is made smaller than a full ephah for the purpose of cheating customers.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of eBible.org, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Micah 6 (KJVS)

[1] Hear H8085 (8798) ye now what the LORD H3068 saith H559 (8802); Arise H6965 (8798), contend H7378 (8798) thou before the mountains H2022, and let the hills H1389 hear H8085 (8799) thy voice H6963.
[2] Hear H8085 (8798) ye, O mountains H2022, the LORD’S H3068 controversy H7379, and ye strong H386 foundations H4146 of the earth H776: for the LORD H3068 hath a controversy H7379 with his people H5971, and he will plead H3198 (8691) with Israel H3478.
[3] O my people H5971, what have I done H6213 (8804) unto thee? and wherein have I wearied H3811 (8689) thee? testify H6030 (8798) against me.
[4] For I brought thee up H5927 (8689) out of the land H776 of Egypt H4714, and redeemed H6299 (8804) thee out of the house H1004 of servants H5650; and I sent H7971 (8799) before H6440 thee Moses H4872, Aaron H175, and Miriam H4813.
[5] O my people H5971, remember H2142 (8798) now what Balak H1111 king H4428 of Moab H4124 consulted H3289 (8804), and what Balaam H1109 the son H1121 of Beor H1160 answered H6030 (8804) him from Shittim H7851 unto Gilgal H1537; that ye may know H3045 (8800) the righteousness H6666 of the LORD H3068.
[6] Wherewith shall I come before H6923 (8762) the LORD H3068, [and] bow H3721 (8735) myself before the high H4791 God H430? shall I come before H6923 (8762) him with burnt offerings H5930, with calves H5695 of a year H8141 old H1121?
[7] Will the LORD H3068 be pleased H7521 (8799) with thousands H505 of rams H352, [or] with ten thousands H7233 of rivers H5158 of oil H8081? shall I give H5414 (8799) my firstborn H1060 [for] my transgression H6588, the fruit H6529 of my body H990 [for] the sin H2403 of my soul H5315?
[8] He hath shewed H5046 (8689) thee, O man H120, what [is] good H2896; and what doth the LORD H3068 require H1875 (8802) of thee, but to do H6213 (8800) justly H4941, and to love H160 mercy H2617, and to walk H3212 (8800) humbly H6800 (8687) with thy God H430?
[9] The LORD’S H3068 voice H6963 crieth H7121 (8799) unto the city H5892, and [the man of] wisdom H8454 shall see H7200 (8799) thy name H8034: hear H8085 (8798) ye the rod H4294, and who hath appointed H3259 (8804) it.
[10] Are there H786 yet the treasures H214 of wickedness H7562 (8676) H376 in the house H1004 of the wicked H7563, and the scant H7332 measure H374 [that is] abominable H2194 (8803)?
[11] Shall I count [them] pure H2135 (8799) with the wicked H7562 balances H3976, and with the bag H3599 of deceitful H4820 weights H68?
[12] For the rich men H6223 thereof are full H4390 (8804) of violence H2555, and the inhabitants H3427 (8802) thereof have spoken H1696 (8765) lies H8267, and their tongue H3956 [is] deceitful H7423 in their mouth H6310.
[13] Therefore also will I make [thee] sick H2470 (8689) in smiting H5221 (8687) thee, in making [thee] desolate H8074 (8687) because of thy sins H2403.
[14] Thou shalt eat H398 (8799), but not be satisfied H7646 (8799); and thy casting down H3445 [shall be] in the midst H7130 of thee; and thou shalt take hold H5253 (8686), but shalt not deliver H6403 (8686); and [that] which thou deliverest H6403 (8762) will I give up H5414 (8799) to the sword H2719.
[15] Thou shalt sow H2232 (8799), but thou shalt not reap H7114 (8799); thou shalt tread H1869 (8799) the olives H2132, but thou shalt not anoint H5480 (8799) thee with oil H8081; and sweet wine H8492, but shalt not drink H8354 (8799) wine H3196.
[16] For the statutes H2708 of Omri H6018 are kept H8104 (8691), and all the works H4639 of the house H1004 of Ahab H256, and ye walk H3212 (8799) in their counsels H4156; that I should make H5414 (8800) thee a desolation H8047, and the inhabitants H3427 (8802) thereof an hissing H8322: therefore ye shall bear H5375 (8799) the reproach H2781 of my people H5971.

Young’s Literal Translation

Micah 6 (YLT)

[1] Hear, I pray you, that which Jehovah is saying: ‘Rise-strive thou with the mountains, And cause thou the hills to hear thy voice.’
[2] Hear, O mountains, the strife of Jehovah, Ye strong ones-foundations of earth! For a strife is to Jehovah, with His people, And with Israel He doth reason.
[3] O My people, what have I done to thee? And what-have I wearied thee? Testify against Me.
[4] For I brought thee up from the land of Egypt, And from the house of servants I have ransomed thee, And I send before thee Moses, Aaron, and Miriam.
[5] O My people, remember, I pray you, What counsel did Balak king of Moab, What answer him did Balaam son of Beor, (From Shittim unto Gilgal,) In order to know the righteous acts of Jehovah.’
[6] With what do I come before Jehovah? Do I bow to God Most High? Do I come before Him with burnt-offerings? With calves-sons of a year?
[7] Is Jehovah pleased with thousands of rams? With myriads of streams of oil? Do I give my first-born for my transgression? The fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
[8] He hath declared to thee, O man, what is good; Yea, what is Jehovah requiring of thee, Except-to do judgment, and love kindness, And lowly to walk with thy God?
[9] A voice of Jehovah to the city calleth, And wisdom doth fear Thy name, Hear ye the rod, and Him who appointed it.
[10] Are there yet in the house of the wicked Treasures of wickedness, And the abhorred scanty ephah?
[11] Do I reckon it pure with balances of wickedness? And with a bag of deceitful stones?
[12] Whose rich ones have been full of violence, And its inhabitants have spoken falsehood, And their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.
[13] And I also, I have begun to smite thee, To make desolate, because of thy sins.
[14] Thou-thou eatest, and thou art not satisfied, And thy pit is in thy midst, And thou removest, and dost not deliver, And that which thou deliverest, to a sword I give.
[15] Thou-thou sowest, and thou dost not reap, Thou-thou treadest the olive, And thou pourest not out oil, And new wine-and thou drinkest not wine.
[16] And kept habitually are the statutes of Omri, And all the work of the house of Ahab, And ye do walk in their counsels, For My giving thee for a desolation, And its inhabitants for a hissing, And the reproach of My people ye do bear!