The LORD's Controversy with Israel

61 Listen to what the Lord says: "Stand up, plead my case before the mountains; let the hills hear what you have to say.

Other Translations of Micah 6:1

King James Version

The LORD's Controversy with Israel

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

English Standard Version

The LORD's Controversy with Israel

61 Hear what the Lord says: Arise, plead your case before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice.

The Message

The LORD's Controversy with Israel

61 Listen now, listen to God: "Take your stand in court. If you have a complaint, tell the mountains; make your case to the hills.

New King James Version

The LORD's Controversy with Israel

61 Hear now what the Lord says: "Arise, plead your case before the mountains, And let the hills hear your voice.

New Living Translation

The LORD's Controversy with Israel

61 Listen to what the Lord is saying: "Stand up and state your case against me. Let the mountains and hills be called to witness your complaints.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Micah 6:1

Commentary on Micah 6:1-5

(Read Micah 6:1-5)

The people are called upon to declare why they were weary of God's worship, and prone to idolatry. Sin causes the controversy between God and man. God reasons with us, to teach us to reason with ourselves. Let them remember God's many favours to them and their fathers, and compare with them their unworthy, ungrateful conduct toward him.

2 "Hear, you mountains, the Lord's accusation; listen, you everlasting foundations of the earth. For the Lord has a case against his people; he is lodging a charge against Israel.

Other Translations of Micah 6:2

King James Version

2 Hear ye, O mountains, the Lord's controversy, and ye strong foundations of the earth: for the Lord hath a controversy with his people, and he will plead with Israel.

English Standard Version

2 Hear, you mountains, the indictment of the Lord, and you enduring foundations of the earth, for the Lord has an indictment against his people, and he will contend with Israel.

The Message

2 And now, Mountains, hear God's case; listen, Jury Earth - For I am bringing charges against my people. I am building a case against Israel.

New King James Version

2 Hear, O you mountains, the Lord's complaint, And you strong foundations of the earth; For the Lord has a complaint against His people, And He will contend with Israel.

New Living Translation

2 And now, O├é┬ámountains, listen to the Lord 's complaint! He has a case against his people. He will bring charges against Israel.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Micah 6:2

Commentary on Micah 6:1-5

(Read Micah 6:1-5)

The people are called upon to declare why they were weary of God's worship, and prone to idolatry. Sin causes the controversy between God and man. God reasons with us, to teach us to reason with ourselves. Let them remember God's many favours to them and their fathers, and compare with them their unworthy, ungrateful conduct toward him.