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Micah 6:11 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Shall I be pure with wicked balances, and with a bag of deceitful weights?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Shall I count [them] pure with the wicked balances, and with the bag of deceitful weights?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Can I justify wicked scales And a bag of deceptive weights?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Shall I count [them] pure with the wicked balances, and with the bag of deceitful weights?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Shall I be pure with the unjust balances, and with the bag of deceitful weights?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Shall I be pure with lawless balances? or with bag of deceitful weights?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Do I reckon [it] pure with balances of wickedness? And with a bag of deceitful stones?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Shall I justify wicked balances, and the deceitful weights of the bag?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Shall I count [them] pure with the wicked balances, and with the bag of deceitfull weights?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Shall the wicked be justified by the balanced, or deceitful weights in the bag,
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Shall I count [them] pure with the wicked balances, and with the bag of deceitful weights?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Shall I count [them] pure 2135
{2135} Prime
זָכַה
zakah
{zaw-kaw'}
A primitive root (compare H2141); to be translucent; figuratively to be innocent.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
with the wicked 7562
{7562} Prime
רֶשַׁע
resha`
{reh'-shah}
From H7561; a wrong (especially moral).
balances, 3976
{3976} Prime
מֹאזֵן
mo'zen
{mo-zane'}
From H0239; (only in the dual) a pair of scales.
and with the bag 3599
{3599} Prime
כִּיס
kiyc
{keece}
A form for H3563; a cup; also a bag for money or weights.
of deceitful 4820
{4820} Prime
מִרְמָה
mirmah
{meer-maw'}
From H7411 in the sense of deceiving; fraud.
weights? 68
{0068} Prime
אֶבֶן
'eben
{eh'-ben}
From the root of H1129 through the meaning, to build; a stone.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Micah 6:11

_ _ Shall I count them pure — literally, “Shall I be pure with?” etc. With the pure God shows Himself pure; but with the froward God shows Himself froward (Psalms 18:26). Men often are changeable in their judgments. But God, in the case of the impure who use “wicked balances,” cannot be pure, that is, cannot deal with them as He would with the pure. Vatablus and Henderson make the “I” to be “any one”; “Can I (that is, one) be innocent with wicked balances?” But as “I,” in Micah 6:13, refers to Jehovah, it must refer to Him also here.

_ _ the bag — in which weights used to be carried, as well as money (Deuteronomy 25:13; Proverbs 16:11).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Micah 6:9-16.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Micah 6:11

Count them pure — Approve, or acquit then as if they were righteous.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
count them pure:
or, be pure

the wicked:

Hosea 12:7 [He is] a merchant, the balances of deceit [are] in his hand: he loveth 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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