The Indictment of the Lord
q Hear what the Lord says:
Arise, plead your case before the mountains,
and let the hills hear your voice.
r Hear, you mountains, s the indictment of the Lord,
and you enduring foundations of the earth,
for the Lord has an indictment against his people,
and he will contend with Israel.
"O my people, t what have I done to you?
u How have I wearied you? Answer me!
For v I brought you up from the land of Egypt
and w redeemed you from the house of slavery,
and I sent before you Moses,
Aaron, and x Miriam.
O my people, remember y what Balak king of Moab devised,
and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him,
and what happened from z Shittim to Gilgal,
that you may know a the saving acts of the Lord."
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
Hear, you peoples, all of you; pay attention, O earth, and all that is in it, and let the Lord God be a witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple.
The Mighty One, God the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.
He calls to the heavens above and to the earth, that he may judge his people:
Therefore, O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord God : Thus says the Lord God to the mountains and the hills, the ravines and the valleys, the desolate wastes and the deserted cities, which have become a prey and derision to the rest of the nations all around.
Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord : though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.
Hear the word of the Lord, O children of Israel, for the Lord has a controversy with the inhabitants of the land. There is no faithfulness or steadfast love, and no knowledge of God in the land.
What more was there to do for my vineyard, that I have not done in it? When I looked for it to yield grapes, why did it yield wild grapes?
Thus says the Lord : "What wrong did your fathers find in me that they went far from me, and went after worthlessness, and became worthless?
And you, O generation, behold the word of the Lord. Have I been a wilderness to Israel, or a land of thick darkness? Why then do my people say, 'We are free, we will come no more to you'?
Isaiah 43:22 - 23
Yet you did not call upon me, O Jacob; but you have been weary of me, O Israel!
But you say, 'What a weariness this is,' and you snort at it, says the Lord of hosts. You bring what has been taken by violence or is lame or sick, and this you bring as your offering! Shall I accept that from your hand? says the Lord.
And on that very day the Lord brought the people of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their hosts.
By a prophet the Lord brought Israel up from Egypt, and by a prophet he was guarded.
Also it was I who brought you up out of the land of Egypt and led you forty years in the wilderness, to possess the land of the Amorite.
2 Samuel 7:23
And who is like your people Israel, the one nation on earth whom God went to redeem to be his people, making himself a name and doing for them great and awesome things by driving out before your people, whom you redeemed for yourself from Egypt, a nation and its gods?
Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women went out after her with tambourines and dancing.
Numbers 12:1 - 2
Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married, for he had married a Cushite woman.
Sent messengers to Balaam the son of Beor at Pethor, which is near the River in the land of the people of Amaw, to call him, saying, "Behold, a people has come out of Egypt. They cover the face of the earth, and they are dwelling opposite me.
While Israel lived in Shittim, the people began to whore with the daughters of Moab.
To the sound of musicians at the watering places, there they repeat the righteous triumphs of the Lord, the righteous triumphs of his villagers in Israel. "Then down to the gates marched the people of the Lord.