Micah 6:10
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New International Version
Am I still to forget your ill-gotten treasures, you wicked house, and the short ephah, which is accursed?

New Living Translation
What shall I say about the homes of the wicked filled with treasures gained by cheating? What about the disgusting practice of measuring out grain with dishonest measures?

English Standard Version
Can I forget any longer the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the scant measure that is accursed?

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?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Are there still the treasures of wickedness and the accursed short measure in the house of the wicked?

International Standard Version
Are there still wicked treasures in the house of the wicked, along with deceitful and abominable measuring standards?

NET Bible
"I will not overlook, O sinful house, the dishonest gain you have hoarded away, or the smaller-than-standard measure I hate so much.

New Heart English Bible
Are there yet treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and a short ephah that is accursed?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have cursed all the wicked people who use their money for evil and use inaccurate weights and measures.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Are there yet the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, And the scant measure that is abominable?

New American Standard 1977
“Is there yet a man in the wicked house,
            Along with treasures of wickedness,
            And a short measure that is cursed?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Are there yet the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked and the scant measure that is abominable?

King James 2000 Bible
Are there yet the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the short measure that is abominable?

American King James Version
Are there yet the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the scant measure that is abominable?

American Standard Version
Are there yet treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and a scant measure that is abominable?

Douay-Rheims Bible
As yet there is a fire in the house of the wicked, the treasures of iniquity, and a scant measure full of wrath.

Darby Bible Translation
Are there yet treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the scant measure [which is] abominable?

English Revised Version
Are there yet the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the scant measure that is abominable?

Webster's Bible Translation
Are there yet the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the scant measure that 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?
Study Bible
The Punishment of Israel
9The 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? 10"Is there yet a man in the wicked house, Along with treasures of wickedness And a short measure that is cursed? 11"Can I justify wicked scales And a bag of deceptive weights?…
Cross References
Jeremiah 5:26
'For wicked men are found among My people, They watch like fowlers lying in wait; They set a trap, They catch men.

Jeremiah 5:27
'Like a cage full of birds, So their houses are full of deceit; Therefore they have become great and rich.

Ezekiel 45:9
'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.

Ezekiel 45:10
"You shall have just balances, a just ephah and a just bath.

Amos 3:10
"But they do not know how to do what is right," declares the LORD, "these who hoard up violence and devastation in their citadels."

Amos 8:5
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,

Micah 6:9
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?
Treasury of Scripture

Are there yet the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the scant measure that is abominable?

Are, etc. or, Is there yet unto every man an house of the wicked, etc. the treasures.

Joshua 7:1 But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing: …

2 Kings 5:23,24 And Naaman said, Be content, take two talents. And he urged him, …

Proverbs 10:2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivers from death.

Proverbs 21:6 The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to …

Jeremiah 5:26,27 For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that …

Amos 3:10 For they know not to do right, said the LORD, who store up violence …

Habakkuk 2:5-11 Yes also, because he transgresses by wine, he is a proud man, neither …

Zephaniah 1:9 In the same day also will I punish all those that leap on the threshold, …

Zechariah 5:3,4 Then said he to me, This is the curse that goes forth over the face …

James 5:1-4 Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall …

and.

Leviticus 19:35,36 You shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in length, in weight, …

Deuteronomy 25:13-16 You shall not have in your bag divers weights, a great and a small…

Proverbs 11:1 A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.

Proverbs 20:10,23 Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination …

Ezekiel 45:9-12 Thus said the Lord GOD; Let it suffice you, O princes of Israel: …

Hosea 12:7,8 He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loves to oppress…

Amos 8:5,6 Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and …

scant measure. Heb. measure of leanness.

(10) The scant measure.--Literally, the hateful ephah of leanness--i.e., less than it should be. The Jews were much addicted to the falsification of weights and measures. They made "the ephah small, and the shekel great, falsifying the balances by deceit" (Amos 8:5).

Verse 10. - The reproof is given in the form of questions, in order to rouse the sleeping conscience of the people. Are there yet the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked? Do the wicked still continue to bring into their houses treasures obtained by wrong? The old versions compare this ill-gotten wealth to a fire which shall consume the homes of its possessors. Septuagint, Μὴ πῦρ καὶ οϊκος ἀνόμου θησαυρίζω θησαυροὺς ἀνόμους; "Is there fire and the house of the wicked treasuring up wicked treasures?" Vulgate, Adhuc ignis in domo impii thesauri iniquitatis? So the Syriac; the Chaldee keeps to the Masoretic reading. The scant measure; literally, the ephah of leanness. The ephah was about three pecks. According to Josephus ('Ant.,' 15:09. 2), it contained one Attic medimnus, which would be nearly a bushel and a half. Fraudulent weights and measures are often denounced (Leviticus 19:35, etc.; Deuteronomy 25:14, etc.; Proverbs 20:10, 23; Amos 8:5). Vulgate, Mensura minor irae plena, where the Hebrew has, that is abominable. Such frauds are hateful to God, and are marked with his wrath. Are there yet the treasures of wickedness the house of the wicked?.... There are; they continue there. This is the voice of the Lord by the prophet, and the language of the rod of correction to be heard, exposing the sins of the people, for which the Lord had a controversy with them; particularly their mammon of unrighteousness, the vast wealth, riches, and treasures, collected together by very wicked and unlawful ways and means; and which, instead of restoring them to the persons they had defrauded of them, they retained them in their houses, notwithstanding the reproofs of the prophets, and the corrections of the Almighty. Some render it, "is there not fire?" &c. (k); that is, in the house of the wicked, because of the treasures of wickedness, that which consumes them; but Gussetius (l) interprets it of fornications and adulteries. Others render it, "is there yet a man?" &c. (m); an honourable man, as Aben Ezra, who continues in his iniquity, after the Lord's voice cries to the city; but Abendana interprets it of the prophet himself, continuing to reprove the wicked for their treasures of wickedness, and their other sins;

and the scant measure that is abominable? or "the ephah of leanness provoking to wrath" (n); that is, a deficient measure, less than it should be; the "ephah" was a dry measure, and it was made small, as in Amos 8:5; and held less than it should; and this brought leanness and poverty upon those to whom they sold by it, as well as ruin upon themselves in the issue; for such practices as they were abominable and detestable to God; they stirred up his wrath, and brought destruction on those that used them. The Targum is,

"false measures that bring a curse.''

(k) , Sept. "adhuc ignis", V. L. So Joseph Kimchi. (l) Ebr. Comment. p. 352. (m) "Adhuc num vir domo", Montanus; "adhuc suntne viro domus improbi", some in Drusius. So R. Sol. Urbin, fol. 37. 2.((n) "et ephah macilentiae indignatio a Deo proventura", Tarnovius; "detestatus Domino", Pagninus; "et ephah maciei abominatione digna", Burkius. 10. Are there yet—notwithstanding all My warnings. Is there to be no end of acquiring treasures by wickedness? Jehovah is speaking (Mic 6:9).

scant measure … abominable—(Pr 11:1; Am 8:5).6:9-16 God, having showed how necessary it was that they should do justly, here shows how plain it was that they had done unjustly. This voice of the Lord says to all, Hear the rod when it is coming, before you see it, and feel it. Hear the rod when it is come, and you are sensible of the smart; hear what counsels, what cautions it speaks. The voice of God is to be heard in the rod of God. Those who are dishonest in their dealings shall never be reckoned pure, whatever shows of devotion they may make. What is got by fraud and oppression, cannot be kept or enjoyed with satisfaction. What we hold closest we commonly lose soonest. Sin is a root of bitterness, soon planted, but not soon plucked up again. Their being the people of God in name and profession, while they kept themselves in his love, was an honour to them; but now, being backsliders, their having been once the people of God turns to their reproach.
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