Micah 6:8

New International Version
He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you?  To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

Amplified Version
He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God?

Easy to Read Version
The Lord has told you what goodness is. This is what he wants from you: Be fair to other people. Love kindness and loyalty, and humbly obey your God.

Good News Translation
No, the Lord has told us what is good. What he requires of us is this: to do what is just, to show constant love, and to live in humble fellowship with our God.

 

The Message
But he’s already made it plain how to live, what to do, what God is looking for in men and women. It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love, And don’t take yourself too seriously—take God seriously.

 

Submitted by Ginny Birky

 

Consider Micah 6:8 today. What words sparkle out at you? What noticings do you have between the different translations? May these traits be among those that mark our community.

 

For further reflection, today we’re reading John 14:25-31 in our community lenten reader.