Micah 6:11
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New International Version
Shall I acquit someone with dishonest scales, with a bag of false weights?

King James Bible
Shall I count them pure with the wicked balances, and with the bag of deceitful weights?

Darby Bible Translation
Shall I be pure with the unjust balances, and with the bag of deceitful weights?

World English Bible
Shall I be pure with dishonest scales, and with a bag of deceitful weights?

Young's Literal Translation
Do I reckon it pure with balances of wickedness? And with a bag of deceitful stones?

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Are there yet the treasures of wickedness - Such as false balances and deceitful weights. See on Hosea 12:7 (note). This shows that they were not Doing Justly. They did not give to each his due.

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count them pure. or, be pure. the wicked.

Hosea 12:7 He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loves to oppress.

the bag.

Proverbs 16:11 A just weight and balance are the LORD's: all the weights of the bag are his work.

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God's Requirements and God's Gift
'What doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?'--MICAH vi. 8. This is the Prophet's answer to a question which he puts into the mouth of his hearers. They had the superstitious estimate of the worth of sacrifice, which conceives that the external offering is pleasing to God, and can satisfy for sin. Micah, like his great contemporary Isaiah, and the most of the prophets, wages war against that misconception of sacrifice, but does not thereby
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

"On Conscience"
"For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience." 2 Cor. 1:12. 1. How few words are there in the world more common than this, Conscience! It is in almost every one's mouth. And one would thence be apt to conclude, that no word can be found which is more generally understood. But it may be doubted whether this is the case or no; although numberless treatises have been written upon it. For it is certain, a great part of those writers have rather puzzled the cause than cleared it; that they
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions

An Ox in the Congregation
Friday, July 10.--I rode to London and preached at Short's Gardens on "the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth" [Acts 3:6]. Sunday, 12. While I was showing, at Charles' Square, what it is "to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with our God" [see Micah 6:8], a great shout began. Many of the rabble had brought an ox, which they were vehemently laboring to drive among the people. But their labor was in vain; for in spite of them all, he ran round and round, one way and the other, and at length
John Wesley—The Journal of John Wesley

The Pioneer's Influence Upon a Nation's Ideals.
ABRAHAM, THE TRADITIONAL FATHER OF HIS RACE.--Gen. 12:1-8; 13:1-13; 16; 18, 19; 21:7; 22:1-19. Parallel Readings. Hist. Bible I, 73-94. Prin of Pol., 160-175. Jehovah said to Abraham, Go forth from thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, to the land that I will show thee, that I may make of thee a great nation; and I will surely bless thee, and make thy name great, so that thou shalt be a blessing, I will also bless them that bless thee, and him that curseth thee will
Charles Foster Kent—The Making of a Nation

Cross References
Leviticus 19:36
Use honest scales and honest weights, an honest ephah and an honest hin. I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 25:13
Do not have two differing weights in your bag--one heavy, one light.

Proverbs 11:1
The LORD detests dishonest scales, but accurate weights find favor with him.

Ezekiel 45:10
You are to use accurate scales, an accurate ephah and an accurate bath.

Hosea 12:7
The merchant uses dishonest scales and loves to defraud.

Amos 8:5
saying, "When will the New Moon be over that we may sell grain, and the Sabbath be ended that we may market wheat?"-- skimping on the measure, boosting the price and cheating with dishonest scales,

Zechariah 5:8
He said, "This is wickedness," and he pushed her back into the basket and pushed its lead cover down on it.

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