Bible: Micah 6:1-9
The Lord Demands Justice, not Ritual
6:1 Listen to what the
Present your case before the hills!” 3
6:2 Hear the
you enduring foundations of the earth!
he has a dispute with Israel! 4
6:3 “My people, how have I wronged you? 5
How have I wearied you? Answer me!
6:4 In fact, I brought you up from the land of Egypt,
I delivered you from that place of slavery.
I sent Moses, Aaron, and Miriam to lead you. 6
6:5 My people, recall how King Balak of Moab planned to harm you, 7
how Balaam son of Beor responded to him.
Recall how you journeyed from Shittim to Gilgal,
so you might acknowledge that the
6:6 With what should I 9 enter the
Should I enter his presence with burnt offerings,
with year-old calves?
6:7 Will the
or ten thousand streams of olive oil?
Should I give him my firstborn child as payment for my rebellion,
my offspring – my own flesh and blood – for my sin? 12
6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good,
and what the
and to live obediently before 17 your God.
6:9 Listen! The
It is wise to respect your authority, O
Listen, O nation, and those assembled in the city! 20