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Micah 6:1-7 (New International Version)

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The LORD's Case Against Israel

1 Listen to what the LORD says: "Stand up, plead your case before the mountains;1 let the hills hear what you have to say. 2 Hear,2 O mountains, the LORD's accusation;3 listen, you everlasting foundations of the earth. For the LORD has a case4 against his people; he is lodging a charge5 against Israel. 3 "My people, what have I done to you? How have I burdened6 you?7 Answer me. 4 I brought you up out of Egypt8 and redeemed you from the land of slavery.9 I sent Moses10 to lead you, also Aaron11 and Miriam.12 5 My people, remember what Balak13 king of Moab counseled and what Balaam son of Beor answered. Remember [ your journey] from Shittim14 to Gilgal,15 that you may know the righteous acts16 of the LORD." 6 With what shall I come before17 the LORD and bow down before the exalted God? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old?18 7 Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams,19 with ten thousand rivers of oil?20 Shall I offer my firstborn21 for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?22
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