New American Standard Bible
"Is there yet a man in the wicked house, Along with treasures of wickedness And a short measure that is cursed?
King James Bible
Are there yet the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the scant measure that is abominable?
Darby Bible Translation
Are there yet treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the scant measure which is abominable?
World English Bible
Are there yet treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and a short ephah that is accursed?
Young's Literal Translation
Are there yet in the house of the wicked Treasures of wickedness, And the abhorred scanty ephah?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Are there yet - Still after all the warnings and long-suffering of God, "the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked?" "Treasures of wickedness" are treasures gotten by wickedness; yet it means too that he wicked shall have no treasure, no fruit, but his wickedness. He treasureth up treasures, but of wickedness; as James saith, "Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days" James 5:3, that is, of the miseries that shall come upon them James 1. The words stand over against one another; "house of the wicked, treasures of wickedness;" as though the whole house of the wicked was but a "treasure-house of wickedness." Therein it began; therein and in its rewards it shall end. "Are there yet?" the prophet asks. There shall soon cease to be. The treasure shall be spoiled; the iniquity alone shall remain.
And the scant ephah - (Literally, "ephah of leanness" the English margin) which is abominable? Scant itself, and, by the just judgment of God, producing scantness, emaciated and emaciating (See Micah 6:14); as He says, "He gave them their desire, and sent leanness withal into their soul" Psalm 106:15; and James, "it shall eat your flesh as it were fire" James 5:3. Even a pagan said, , "Gain gotten by wickedness is loss;" and that, as being "abominable" or "accursed" or, one might say, "bewrathed," lying under the wrath and curse of God. Rib.: "What they minish from the measure, that they add to the wrath of God and the vengeance which shall come upon them; what is lacking to the measure shall be supplied out of the wrath of God." The Ephah was a corn-measure Amos 8:5, containing about six bushels; the rich, in whose house it was, were the sellers; they were the necessaries of life then, which the rich retailers of corn were selling dishonestly, at the price of the lives of the poor . Our subtler ways of sin cheat ourselves, not God. In what ways do not competitive employers use the scant measure which is accursed? What else is all our competitive trade, our cheapness, our wealth, but scant measure to the poor, making their wages lean, full and overflowing with the wrath of God?
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"What doth the Lord require of thee?" --MICAH vi. 1-8. "To do justly." Then I must not be so eager about my rights as to forget my duties. For my duties are just the observance of my neighbour's rights. And to see my neighbour's rights I must cultivate his "point of view." I must look out of his windows! "Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others." "And to love mercy." And mercy is justice plus! And it is the "plus" which makes the Christian. His cup …
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Micah's Message for To-Day
"All Our Righteousnesses are as Filthy Rags, and we all do Fade as a Leaf, and Our Iniquities, Like the Wind, have Taken us Away. "
"To what Purpose is the Multitude of Your Sacrifices unto Me? Saith the Lord,"
'For wicked men are found among My people, They watch like fowlers lying in wait; They set a trap, They catch men.
'Like a cage full of birds, So their houses are full of deceit; Therefore they have become great and rich.
'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Enough, you princes of Israel; put away violence and destruction, and practice justice and righteousness. Stop your expropriations from My people," declares the Lord GOD.
"You shall have just balances, a just ephah and a just bath.
"But they do not know how to do what is right," declares the LORD, "these who hoard up violence and devastation in their citadels."
saying, "When will the new moon be over, So that we may sell grain, And the sabbath, that we may open the wheat market, To make the bushel smaller and the shekel bigger, And to cheat with dishonest scales,
The voice of the LORD will call to the city-- And it is sound wisdom to fear Your name: "Hear, O tribe. Who has appointed its time?
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