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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CommentaryClarke'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.
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'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 …
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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.
Do not have two differing weights in your bag--one heavy, one light.
The LORD detests dishonest scales, but accurate weights find favor with him.
You are to use accurate scales, an accurate ephah and an accurate bath.
The merchant uses dishonest scales and loves to defraud.
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,
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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