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God's controversy for ingratitude;
6:1 Listen now to what Yahweh says:“Arise, plead your case before the mountains,
and let the hills hear what you have to say.
6:2 Hear, you mountains, Yahweh’s controversy,
and you enduring foundations of the earth;
for Yahweh has a controversy with his people,
and he will contend with Israel.
6:3 My people, what have I done to you?
How have I burdened you?
6:4 For I brought you up out of the land of Egypt,
and redeemed you out of the house of bondage.
I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam.
6:5 My people, remember now what Balak king of Moab devised,
and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him from Shittim to Gilgal,
that you may know the righteous acts of Yahweh.”
6:6 How shall I come before Yahweh,
and bow myself before the exalted God?
Shall I come before him with burnt offerings,
with calves a year old?
6:7 Will Yahweh be pleased with thousands of rams?
With tens of thousands of rivers of oil?
Shall I give my firstborn for my disobedience?
The fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
6:8 He has shown you, O man, what is good.
What does Yahweh require of you, but to act justly,
to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?
6:9 Yahweh’s voice calls to the city,
and wisdom sees your name:“Listen to the rod,
and he who appointed it.
6:10 Are there yet treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked,
and a short ephah that is accursed?
6:11 Shall I be pure with dishonest scales,
and with a bag of deceitful weights?
6:12 Her rich men are full of violence,
her inhabitants speak lies,
and their tongue is deceitful in their speech.
6:13 Therefore I also have struck you with a grievous wound.
I have made you desolate because of your sins.
6:14 You shall eat, but not be satisfied.
Your humiliation will be in your midst.
You will store up, but not save;
and that which you save I will give up to the sword.
6:15 You will sow, but won’t reap.
You will tread the olives, but won’t anoint yourself with oil;
and crush grapes, but won’t drink the wine.
and for idolatry.
6:16 For the statutes of Omri are kept,
and all the works of the house of Ahab.
You walk in their counsels,
that I may make you a ruin,
and her inhabitants a hissing;
And you will bear the reproach of my people.”