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Mic 6:1(top)
Mic 6:2

“Hear you mountains.” The idea that inanimate things that were around for a long time could be witnesses to what had happened on earth was common in the culture. The mountains and the foundation of the earth had been around for uncounted generations and had seen the disobedience of the people and how they ignored and/or defied God, and therefore were good witnesses when God brought the people to trial.

Mic 6:3(top)
Mic 6:4(top)
Mic 6:5

“righteous acts.” The “righteous acts” of God are all the “right,” godly, and just things God did. (“Righteous” in this context, refers to what is right and godly, see commentary on Matt. 5:6).

Mic 6:6

“burnt offerings.” The point that Micah is making in Micah 6:6-8 is that what God really wants is for people to be humble and obey Him, as we see in verse 8. For more on God’s perspective on offerings and sacrifices, see commentary on Matthew 5:24.

Mic 6:7(top)
Mic 6:8(top)
Mic 6:9(top)
Mic 6:10(top)
Mic 6:11

“dishonest balances.” It is not that there was more than one balance, but the noun “balance” is a dual noun because there were two pans or pouches, one on each end of the balance beam. Unscrupulous merchants often kept stones of different weight in their bag that only they could easily tell apart. That allowed them to buy more of something but sell less of something, and thus they cheated in their business dealings (Lev. 19:35; Deut. 25:13-16). [For more on the biblical balance, see commentary on Prov. 11:1].

Mic 6:12(top)
Mic 6:13(top)
Mic 6:14(top)
Mic 6:15(top)
Mic 6:16(top)

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