CEBCommon English Bible
3“My people, what did I ever do to you?
How have I wearied you? Answer me!
4I brought you up out of the land of Egypt;
I redeemed you from the house of slavery.
I sent Moses, Aaron, and Miriam before you.
5My people, remember what Moab’s King Balak had planned,
and how Balaam, Beor’s son, answered him!
Remember everything#Heb lacks everything. from Shittim to Gilgal,
that you might learn to recognize the righteous acts of the LORD!”
What does the Lord require?
6With what should I approach the LORD
and bow down before God on high?
Should I come before him with entirely burned offerings,
with year-old calves?
7Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams,
with many torrents of oil?
Should I give my oldest child for my crime;
the fruit of my body for the sin of my spirit?
8He has told you, human one, what is good and
what the LORD requires from you:
to do justice, embrace faithful love, and walk humbly with your God.
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