Micah 6:1
New International Version
Listen to what the LORD says: "Stand up, plead my case before the mountains; let the hills hear what you have to say.

New Living Translation
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.

English Standard Version
Hear what the LORD says: Arise, plead your case before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice.

Berean Study Bible
Hear now what the LORD says: “Arise, plead your case before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice.

New American Standard Bible
Hear now what the LORD is saying, "Arise, plead your case before the mountains, And let the hills hear your voice.

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

Christian Standard Bible
Now listen to what the LORD is saying: Rise, plead your case before the mountains, and let the hills hear your complaint.

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

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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now listen to what the LORD is saying: Rise, plead your case before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice.

International Standard Version
Please hear what the LORD says: "Get up and make your case before the mountains, and let the hills listen to your voice.

NET Bible
Listen to what the LORD says: "Get up! Defend yourself before the mountains! Present your case before the hills!"

New Heart English Bible
Listen now to what the LORD says: "Arise, plead your case before the mountains, and let the hills hear what you have to say.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Now listen to what the LORD is saying, "Stand up! Plead your case in front of the mountains, and let the hills listen to your request.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Hear ye now what the LORD saith: Arise, contend thou before the mountains, And let the hills hear thy voice.

New American Standard 1977
Hear now what the LORD is saying, “Arise, plead your case before the mountains, And let the hills hear your voice.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Hear ye now what the LORD saith: Arise, contend thou with the mountains, and let the hills hear thy voice.

King James 2000 Bible
Hear you now what the LORD says; Arise, contend before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice.

American King James Version
Hear you now what the LORD said; Arise, contend you before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
Hear, I pray you, that which Jehovah is saying: 'Rise -- strive thou with the mountains, And cause thou the hills to hear thy voice.'
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
The Case Against Israel
1Hear now what the LORD says: “Arise, plead your case before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice. 2Hear, O mountains, the LORD's indictment, you enduring foundations of the earth. For the LORD has a case against His people, and He will argue it against Israel.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 12:7
Now present yourselves, so I may confront you before the LORD with all the righteous acts He has done for you and your fathers.

Micah 5:15
I will take vengeance in anger and wrath upon the nations that have not obeyed Me."

Micah 6:2
Hear, O mountains, the LORD's indictment, you enduring foundations of the earth. For the LORD has a case against His people, and He will argue it against Israel.

Treasury of Scripture

Hear you now what the LORD said; Arise, contend you before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice.

ye.

Micah 1:2 Hear, all you people; listen, O earth, and all that therein is: and …

1 Samuel 15:16 Then Samuel said to Saul, Stay, and I will tell you what the LORD …

Jeremiah 13:15 Hear you, and give ear; be not proud: for the LORD has spoken.

Amos 3:1 Hear this word that the LORD has spoken against you, O children of Israel…

Hebrews 3:7,8 Why (as the Holy Ghost said, To day if you will hear his voice…

Arise. The manner of raising attention, says Abp. Newcome, in ver.

Micah 6:1 Hear you now what the LORD said; Arise, contend you before the mountains, …

Micah 6:2 Hear you, O mountains, the LORD's controversy, and you strong foundations …

Micah 6:3-5 O my people, what have I done to you? and wherein have I wearied …

Micah 6:6 With which shall I come before the LORD, and bow myself before the …

Micah 6:7 Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands …

Micah 6:8 He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require …

contend.

Deuteronomy 4:26 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day…

Deuteronomy 32:1 Give ear, O you heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the …

Psalm 50:1,4 The mighty God, even the LORD, has spoken, and called the earth from …

Isaiah 1:2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD has spoken, …

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

Ezekiel 36:1,8 Also, you son of man, prophesy to the mountains of Israel, and say, …

Luke 19:40 And he answered and said to them, I tell you that, if these should …

before. or, with.

Micah 1:4 And the mountains shall be molten under him, and the valleys shall …

Isaiah 2:12-14 For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be on every one that is proud …

let.

Ezekiel 37:4 Again he said to me, Prophesy on these bones, and say to them, O …







Lexicon
Hear
שִׁמְעוּ־ (šim·‘ū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

now
נָ֕א (nā)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 4994: I pray', 'now', 'then'

what
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

the LORD
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

says:
אֹמֵ֑ר (’ō·mêr)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“Arise,
ק֚וּם (qūm)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

plead your case
רִ֣יב (rîḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7378: To toss, grapple, to wrangle, controversy, to defend

before
אֶת־ (’eṯ-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among

the mountains,
הֶהָרִ֔ים (he·hā·rîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2022: Mountain, hill, hill country

and let the hills
הַגְּבָע֖וֹת (hag·gə·ḇā·‘ō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1389: A hillock

hear
וְתִשְׁמַ֥עְנָה (wə·ṯiš·ma‘·nāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

your voice.
קוֹלֶֽךָ׃ (qō·w·le·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6963: A voice, sound
VI.

(1) Hear ye now what the Lord saith.--The third portion of Micah's prophecy opens with a solemn appeal to Nature to hear the Lord pleading with His people. A similar summons is found in Deuteronomy 32:1 : "Give ear, O ye heavens, and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth."

Verse 1-ch. 7:20. - Part III. In this address, which is later than the preceding parts, the prophet sets forth the way of salvation: PUNISHMENT IS THE CONSEQUENCE OF SIN; REPENTANCE IS THE ONLY GROUND FOR HOPE OF PARTICIPATING IN THE COVENANT MERCIES. Verses 1-5. - 1. God's controversy with his people for their ingratitude. Verse 1. - Hear ye now. The whole nation is addressed and bidden to give heed to God's pleading. Arise, contend thou. These are God's words to Micah, bidding him put himself in his people's place, and plead as advocate before the great inanimate tribunal. Before the mountains; i.e. in the presence of the everlasting hills, which have as it were witnessed God's gracious dealings with his people from old time and Israel's long ingratitude (comp. Micah 1:2). 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.
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