micah 6:8 kjv

Father God, we give thanks unto your word, because your word is powerful, living and sharper. 7Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? To do justly - To render to every one their due, superiors, equals, inferiors, to be equal to all, and oppress none, in body, goods or name; in all your dealings with men carry a chancery in your own beasts, and do according to equity. This is not the answer of the prophet to the body of the people, or to any and every one of the people of Israel; but of Balaam to Balak, a single man, that consulted with him, and put questions to him; particularly what he should do to please the Lord, and what righteousness he required of him, that would be acceptable to him; and though he was a king, he was but a man, and he would have him know it that he was no more, and as such addresses him; and especially when he is informing him of his duty to God; which lay not in such things as he had proposed, but in doing that which was good, and avoiding that which was evil, in a moral sense: and this the Lord had shown him by the light of nature; which is no other than the work of the law of God written in the hearts of the Heathens, by which they are directed to do the good commanded in the law, and to shun the evil forbidden by it; see Romans 2:14; and what doth the Lord require of thee but to do justly; or "judgment"; to exercise public judgment and justice, as a king, among his subjects; to do private and personal justice between man and man; to hurt no man's person, property, and character; to give to everyone their due, and do as he would desire to be done by; which as it is agreeable to the law of God, so to the light of nature, and what is shown, required, and taught by it: and to love mercy; not only to show mercy to miserable objects, to persons in distress; to relieve the poor and indigent; to clothe the naked, and feed the hungry; but to delight in such exercises; and which a king especially should do, whose throne is established by mercy, and who is able, and should be munificent; and some Heathen princes, by their liberality, have gained the name of benefactors, "Euergetes", as one of the Ptolemies did; see Luke 22:25; such advice Daniel gave to Nebuchadnezzar, a Heathen prince, as agreeable to the light of nature; see Daniel 4:27; and to walk humbly with thy God? The king of Moab rejoins in the remaining part of the verse; and Balaam replies, Micah 6:8. 8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Brenton Translaton of the Septuagint (LXX), and what doth the Lord require of thee but to do justly, And what doth the Lord require (search, seek) of thee? 3. The king of Moab speaks, Micah 6:6. how shall I come, so as to be admitted into familiar intercourse with my God? The answer follows in the words of the prophet, Micah 6:8.

Neither praise thyself in what is good in thee, nor accuse God in what is evil in thee. Humble thyself with God, who humbled himself in the flesh: walk on with Him, who is thy Way. Micah changes the words of Moses, in order to adapt them to the crying sins of Israel at that time. his Creator and Benefactor, from whom he had his being, and all the blessings of life, and was dependent upon him; and therefore, as a creature, should behave with humility towards his Creator, acknowledging his distance from him, and the obligations he lay under to him; and even though a king, yet his God and Creator was above him, King of kings, and Lord of lords, to whom he owed his crown, sceptre, and kingdom, and was accountable to him for all his administrations: and this "walking humbly" is opposed to "walking in pride", which kings are apt to do; but God can humble them, and bring them low, as Heathen kings have been obliged to own; see Daniel 2:21. There remains, walk humbly with thy God; not, bow thyself only before Him, as they had offered Micah 6:6, nor again walk with Him only, as did Enoch, Noah Abraham, Job; but walk humbly (literally, bow down the going) yet still with thy God; never lifting up thyself, never sleeping, never standing still, but ever walking on, yet ever casting thyself down; and the more thou goest on in grace, the more cast thyself down; as our Lord saith, “When ye have done all these things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants; we have done that which was our duty to do” Luke 17:10. You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old? 10 Are there yet the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the scant measure that is abominable? 9 The LORD'S voice crieth unto the city, and the man of wisdom shall see thy name: hear ye the rod, and who hath appointed it. Moral duties are commanded because they are good for man. He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. Micah 6:8 in all English translations. NKJV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture. Read more. The law too contained both elements: (1) the ritual of sacrifice, impressing on the Jew the need of an Atoner; (2) the moral law, and the graces inculcated in it, obedience, love of God and man, justice, mercy, humility, and the rest. - Webster's BibleHe has shown you, O man, what is good. Judge equitably and kindly of others, humbly of thyself. 15 Thou shalt sow, but thou shalt not reap; thou shalt tread the olives, but thou shalt not anoint thee with oil; and sweet wine, but shalt not drink wine. 6:8 He - God hath already told you in his word, with what you ought to come before him. This thou didst, being evil; reverse it, and it will be right. What we hold closest we commonly lose soonest. There was no hint in the law, that half was acceptable to God instead of the whole; that sacrifice of animals would supersede self-sacrifice or obedience.
To do judgment - are chiefly all acts of equity; “to love mercy,” all deeds of love.

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