1Hearnowwhat the LORD is saying, "Arise, plead your caseabefore the mountains, And let the hillshear your voice.
2"Listen, you mountains, to the indictment of the LORD, And you enduring1foundations of the earth, Because the 2LORD has a caseagainst His people ; Even with Israel He will dispute.
"3My people, 4what have I done to you, And 5how have I wearied you? Answer Me.
4"Indeed, I 6brought you up from the land of Egypt And 7ransomed you from the house of slavery, And I sentbefore you 8Moses, Aaron and 9Miriam.
"My people, remembernowWhat10Balakking of Moabcounseled And whatBalaamson of Beoranswered him, And from 11Shittim to 12Gilgal, Sobthat you might know the 13righteousacts of the LORD."
614With what shall I come to the LORD And bow myself before the God on high ? Shall I come to Him with 15burntofferings, With yearlingcalves ?
Does the LORDtakedelight in 16thousands of rams, In tenthousandrivers of oil ? Shall I present my 17firstborn for my rebelliousacts, The fruit of my body for the sin of my soul ?
He has 18told you, O man, what is good ; And 19what does the LORDrequire of you But to 20dojustice, to 21loveckindness, And to walkd22humbly with your God ?
The voice of the LORD will call to the city - And it is soundwisdom to fear Your name : "Hear, O tribe. Who has appointedeits time?
"Is there yet a man in the wickedhouse, Along with treasures of 23wickedness And a f24shortmeasure that is cursed ?
"Can I justifywicked25scales And a bag of deceptiveweights ?
"For the richmen of the gcity are full of 26violence, Her residentsspeak27lies, And their 28tongue is deceitful in their mouth.
"So also I will make you 29sick, striking you down, 30Desolating you because of your sins.
"You will eat, but you will 31not be satisfied, And your hvileness will be in your midst. You will try to remove for safekeeping, But you will 32not preserve anything, And what you do preserve I will give to the sword.
"You will sow but you will 33not reap. You will tread the olive but will not anoint yourself with oil ; And the grapes, but you will 34not drinkwine.
"The statutes of 35Omri And all the works of the house of 36Ahab are observed ; And in their devices you 37walk. Therefore I will give you up for 38destruction And iyour inhabitants for 39derision, And you will bear the 40reproach of My people."