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Micah 6:11

    Micah 6:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Shall I be pure with wicked balances, and with a bag of deceitful weights?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Is it possible for me to let wrong scales and the bag of false weights go without punishment?

    Webster's Revision

    Shall I be pure with wicked balances, and with a bag of deceitful weights?

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Shall I be pure with wicked balances, and with a bag of deceitful weights?

    Barnes' Notes on Micah 6:11

    Shall I count them pure? - Rather, (as the English margin) "Shall I be pure?" The prophet takes for the time their person and bids them judge themselves in him. If it would defile me, how are ye, with all your other sins, not defiled? All these things were expressly forbidden in the law. "Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in mete-yard, in weight or in measure. Just balances, just weights, a just ephah and a just him, shall ye have" Leviticus 19:35-36; and, "Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and a small. Thou shalt not have in thine house divers measures, a great and a small. For all that do such things, and all that do unrighteousness are an abomination unto the Lord thy God" (Deuteronomy 25:13, Deuteronomy 25:15-16, add Proverbs 11:1; Proverbs 16:11; Proverbs 20:10). Yet are not these things common even now?

    Wesley's Notes on Micah 6:11

    6:11 Count them pure - Approve, or acquit then as if they were righteous.