Micah 6:8
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8  “He has told you, O man, what is good, And what Hashem requires of you: Only to do justice And to love goodness, And to walk modestly with your God;

hi-GEED l’-KHA a-DAM mah TOV u-mah a-do-NAI do-RAYSH mi-m’-KHA KEE im a-SOT mish-PAT v’-A-ha-vat KHE-sed v’-hatz-NAY-a LE-khet im e-lo-HE-kha

ח  הִגִּיד לְךָ אָדָם מַה־טּוֹב וּמָה־יְהֹוָה דּוֹרֵשׁ מִמְּךָ כִּי אִם־עֲשׂוֹת מִשְׁפָּט וְאַהֲבַת חֶסֶד וְהַצְנֵעַ לֶכֶת עִם־אֱלֹהֶיךָ׃

 6:8  Walk modestly with your God

Man gives money to a beggar on the streets of Jerusalem.

The people search for Hashem, earnestly but blindly, by increasing their offerings and bringing more sacrifices. Micha replies with the most sublime verse of his book, linking piety with ethics and righteousness with empathy. What God wants from man is that he act justly, love kindness, and walk humbly with Hashem. Based on this verse, the Sages extol the virtues of modesty in all areas of life, such as the importance of giving charity anonymously or dressing in clothing that conceals more than reveals. In ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods in Israel, this verse is often quoted on signs that welcome tourists but request that visitors abide by the sensitivities of the community by dressing modestly.

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  • Orli

    Now a days is difficult to do Micah 6:8 bc there is so many distractions that if we lose focus we may miss the opportunity to do it daily. But with our King's help we are able to apply it in our daily walk with the King of kings. B"H. May the King of the Universe help us daily to fulfill our mission with joy. Amen.

  • PAULINE ALLEN

    HE HAS TOLD YOU, O MAN, WHAT IS GOOD, AND WHAT DOES THE LORD REQUIRE OF YOU, EXPECT TO BE JUST, AND TO LOVE AND TO DILIGENTLY PRACTICE KINDNESS COMPASSION, AND TO WALK HUMBLY WITH YOUR GOD SETTING ASIDE ANY OVERBLOWN SENSE OF IMPORTANCE OR SELF RIGHTEOUNESS.

  • Obedience is better than sacrifice and more acceptable to Hashem.

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Micah 6:8

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