6 Hear, please, what Jehovah is saying.
Get up, present a legal case before the mountains,
And may the hills hear your voice.+
2 Hear, O mountains, the legal case of Jehovah,
You firm foundations of the earth,+
For Jehovah has a legal case with his people;
It is against Israel that he will argue:+
3 “My people, what have I done to you?
How have I tired you out?+
Testify against me.
From the house of slavery I redeemed you;+
I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Mirʹi·am.+
And what Baʹlaam the son of Beʹor answered him+
So that you may know the righteous acts of Jehovah.”
6 With what will I come before Jehovah?
With what will I bow before God on high?
Will I come before him with whole burnt offerings,
With year-old calves?+
8 He has told you, O man, what is good.
And what is Jehovah requiring* of you?
9 The voice of Jehovah calls out to the city;
Those with practical wisdom will fear your name.
Pay attention to the rod and to the one who appointed it.+
10 Are there still the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked
And the incomplete eʹphah measure* that is detestable?
12 For her rich men are full of violence,
And her inhabitants speak lies;+
Their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.+
What you remove, you will not carry off safely,
And what you do carry off, I will give to the sword.
15 You will sow seed, but you will not reap.
You will tread olives, but you will not use the oil;
And you will make new wine, but you will drink no wine.+
And you walk in accord with their advice.