Now listen to what the Lord is saying: Rise, plead [your] case before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice.
Listen to the Lord's lawsuit, you mountains and enduring foundations of the earth, because the Lord has a case against His people, and He will argue it against Israel.
My people, what have I done to you, or how have I wearied you? Testify against Me!
Indeed, I brought you up from the land of Egypt and redeemed you from that place of slavery.a I sent Moses, Aaron, and Miriam ahead of you.
My people, remember what Balak king of Moab proposed, what Balaam son of Beor answered him,b and [what happened] from Acacia Grovec to Gilgal, so that you may acknowledge the Lord's righteous acts.d6
What should I bring before the Lord when I come to bow before God on high? Should I come before Him with burnt offerings, with year-old calves?
Would the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousand streams of oil? Should I give my firstborn for my transgression, the child of my body for my own sin?