Micah 6:1
Good News Translation
Listen to the LORD's case against Israel. Arise, O LORD, and present your case; let the mountains and the hills hear what you say.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD said to his people: Come and present your case to the hills and mountains.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hear ye what the Lord saith: Arise, contend thou in judgment against the mountains, and let the hills hear thy voice.

New American Bible
Hear, then, what the LORD says: Arise, plead your case before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice!

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Hear ye what the Lord saith: Arise, contend thou in judgment against the mountains, and let the hills hear thy voice.

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Micah 1:2 The word of the Lord, that came to Micah, the Morasthite, in the days of Joathan, Achaz, and Ezechias, kings of Juda: which he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.

1 Samuel 15:16 And Samuel said to Saul: Suffer me, and I will tell thee what the Lord hath said to me this night. And he said to him: Speak.

Jeremiah 13:15 Hear ye, and give ear: Be not proud, for the Lord hath spoken.

Amos 3:1 Hear the word that the Lord hath spoken concerning you, O ye children of Israel: concerning the whole family that I brought up out of the land of Egypt, saying:

Hebrews 3:7,8 Wherefore, as the Holy Ghost saith: To-day if you shall hear his voice, . . .

Arise.

Micah 6:1 Hear ye what the Lord saith: Arise, contend thou in judgment against the mountains, and let the hills hear thy voice.

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Micah 6:2 Let the mountains hear the judgment of the Lord, and the strong foundations of the earth: for the Lord will enter into judgment with his people, and he will plead against Israel.

, by calling a man to urge his plea in the face of all nature, and on the inanimate creation to hear the expostulation of Jehovah with his people, is truly awakening and magnificent. The words of Jehovah follow in ver.

Micah 6:3-5 O my people, what have I done to thee, or in what have I molested thee? answer thou me. . . .

; and God's mercies having been set before the people, one of them is introduced in a beautiful manner, asking what his duty is towards so gracious a God, ver.

Micah 6:6 What shall I offer to the Lord that is worthy? wherewith shall I kneel before the high God? shall I offer holocausts unto him, and calves of a year old?

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Micah 6:7 May the Lord be appeased with thousands of rams, or with many thousands of fat he goats? shall I give my firstborn for my wickedness, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?

. The answer follows in the words of the prophet, ver.

Micah 6:8 I will shew thee, O man, what is good, and what the Lord requireth of thee: Verily to do judgment, and to love mercy, and to walk solicitous with thy God.

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contend.

Deuteronomy 4:26 I call this day heaven and earth to witness, that you shall quickly perish out of the land, which, when you have passed over the Jordan, you shall possess. You shall not dwell therein long, but the Lord will destroy you,

Deuteronomy 32:1 Hear, O ye heavens, the things I speak, let the earth give ear to the words of my mouth.

Psalm 50:1,4 A psalm for Asaph. The God of gods, the Lord hath spoken: and he hath called the earth. From the rising of the sun, to the going down thereof: . . .

Isaiah 1:2 Hear, O ye heavens, and give ear, O earth, for the Lord hath spoken. I have brought up children, and exalted them: but they have despised me.

Jeremiah 22:29 O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the Lord.

Ezekiel 36:1,8 And thou son of man, prophesy to the mountains of Israel, and say: Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord: . . .

Luke 19:40 To whom he said: I say to you that if these shall hold their peace, the stones will cry out.

before.

Micah 1:4 For behold the Lord will come forth out of his place: and he will come down, and will tread upon the high places of the earth.

Isaiah 2:12-14 Because the day of the Lord of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and highminded, and upon every one that is arrogant, and he shall be humbled. . . .

let.

Ezekiel 37:4 And he said to me: Prophesy concerning these bones; and say to them: Ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.

Context
The Case Against Israel
1Hear ye what the Lord saith: Arise, contend thou in judgment against the mountains, and let the hills hear thy voice.2Let the mountains hear the judgment of the Lord, and the strong foundations of the earth: for the Lord will enter into judgment with his people, and he will plead against Israel.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 12:7
Now, therefore, stand up, that I may plead in judgment against you before the Lord, concerning all the kindness of the Lord, which he hath shewn to you, and to your fathers:

Micah 5:15
And I will execute vengeance in wrath, and in indignation, among all the nations that have not given ear.

Micah 6:2
Let the mountains hear the judgment of the Lord, and the strong foundations of the earth: for the Lord will enter into judgment with his people, and he will plead against Israel.

Additional Translations
Hear now what the LORD says: “Arise, plead your case before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice.Hear you now what the LORD said; Arise, contend you before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice.

Hear ye now what Jehovah saith: Arise, contend thou before the mountains, and let the hills hear thy voice.

Hear now a word: the Lord God has said; Arise, plead with the mountains, and let the hills hear thy voice.

Hear ye now what Jehovah saith: Arise, contend before the mountains, and let the hills hear thy voice.

Hear ye now what the LORD saith: Arise, contend thou before the mountains, and let the hills hear thy voice.

Hear ye now what the LORD saith; Arise, contend thou before the mountains, and let the hills hear thy voice.

Listen now to what Yahweh says: "Arise, plead your case before the mountains, and let the hills hear what you have to say.

Hear, I pray you, that which Jehovah is saying: 'Rise -- strive thou with the mountains, And cause thou the hills to hear thy voice.'
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