"O my people, what have I done to you? In what have I wearied you? Answer me!
For I brought you up from the land of Egypt, and redeemed you from the house of slavery; and I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam.
O my people, remember now what King Balak of Moab devised, what Balaam son of Beor answered him, and what happened from Shittim to Gilgal, that you may know the saving acts of the Lord."
"With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old?
Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?"
He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
The voice of the Lord cries to the city (it is sound wisdom to fear your name): Hear, O tribe and assembly of the city! a10
Can I forget b the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the scant measure that is accursed?
Can I tolerate wicked scales and a bag of dishonest weights?
Your c wealthy are full of violence; your d inhabitants speak lies, with tongues of deceit in their mouths.
Therefore I have begun e to strike you down, making you desolate because of your sins.
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