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

  • 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.
  • Blessed
    when GOD calls be sure to go to him and wait on him.
  • Pastor Emmanuel John for verse 8
    Micah simplifies God 's requirement of mankind, just as in the garden of Eden God gave man freedom to enjoy the fruit of all trees but one. People give access to the Devil to enter into their mind and complicate what the Lord desire of them, making it difficult to obey. God 's commandments or instructions are not grievous, but are good for mankind. Yes, we can deliver what God wants of us 1. Love mercy 2. Do justly, and 3. Walk humbly with God Yes, we can!!!
  • Brianna for verse 8
    When you really examine the bible, Jehovah God truly isn 't asking much for us. He asks us to exercise justice, be loyal, and be modest. This is what most people are striving for anyways. Most of the time we are making it hard to do this by the situations we put ourselves in.
  • MockingBird for verse 8
    This passage is a requirement. Like steering on your car. you are not going anywhere without it !!!! God is just The judgment of God is goodness also severity we are to be imataters severity in a loving way as our Lord. Love to be merciful to also the forward and disobedient , Disobedience needs correction rebellion needs discipline. Walk humbly toward God to not be proud and arragont. Be doers of His word Not hearers only !!!!
  • Bro Onyia for verse 8
    Two main things i understand here knowledge and obedience.knowledge without obedience means hypocricy while obedience without knowledge is fanatical.