Micah 6:8

“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?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hee hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doeth the Lord require of thee, but to do iustly, and to loue mercy, and to walke humbly with thy God?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth Jehovah require of thee, but to do justly, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with thy God?
- American Standard Version (1901)

He has made clear to you, O man, what is good; and what is desired from you by the Lord; only doing what is right, and loving mercy, and walking without pride before your God.
- Basic English Bible

He hath shewn thee, O man, what is good: and what doth Jehovah require of thee, but to do justly, and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with thy God?
- Darby Bible

He hath shown thee, O man, what is good; and what the LORD doth require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
- Webster's Bible

He has shown you, O man, what is good. What does Yahweh require of you, but to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?
- World English Bible

He hath declared to thee, O man, what [is] good; Yea, what is Jehovah requiring of thee, Except -- to do judgment, and love kindness, And lowly to walk with thy God?
- Youngs Literal Bible

It hath been told thee, O man, what is good, and what the LORD doth require of thee: only to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Micah 6:8


6:8 He - God hath already told you in his word, with what you ought to come before him. 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. To love mercy - To be kind, merciful and compassionate to all, not using severity towards any. Walk humbly with thy God - Keep up a constant fellowship with God, by humble, holy faith.


Discussion for Micah 6

  • Irene123
    To BSP on v. 8 - I love this verse, along with Eccl.12:13, Jn. 14:15 and many similar ones. It is so easy to live for Jesus. I smoked and drank for 55 yrs., but when God saw I was ready to return to Him - He delivered me from both of them. No patches, gum, nothing. I've been back now for 2 1/2 yrs. The freedom in Jesus!! it's indescribable.
  • BSP
    God has showed us his goodness and he does not require a lot of us. This verse emphasizes three qualities that God requires of us and they are justice, mercy, and humility.
  • Lilian
    When we hear the words of God our Faith comes. When we hear his words we must be a DOER OF GOD'S WORDS NOT ONLY HEARING. OBEDIENCE TO GOD'S WORDS AND TO MEDITATE HIS WORDS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN SACRIFICE. He hath shewed thee o man what is good, God required us to do justly and to love Mercy and walk humbly with faith in God. I will praise you and worship you Lord for you are worthy Amen
  • Brandi
    Without mercy, where would we be? Therefore love mercy moreover love your neighbor.
  • Irene123
    "He hath shewed thee, o man, what is good, and what does the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God"? Eccl.12:13 - Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and obey His commandments: For this is the whole duty of man." John 14:15 - :If ye love me, keep my commandments." This is what the WHOLE word of God is all about.
  • Willie Bivens for verse 16
    Because the people were following Omri 's rule and listening to the counsels of Ahab, God would make them desolate and they would bear the reproach.