15 You must have accurate and honest weights and measures, so that you may live long(A) in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

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11 The Lord detests dishonest scales,(A)
    but accurate weights find favor with him.(B)

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Hear this, you who trample the needy
    and do away with the poor(A) of the land,(B)

saying,

“When will the New Moon(C) be over
    that we may sell grain,
and the Sabbath be ended
    that we may market(D) wheat?”(E)
skimping on the measure,
    boosting the price
    and cheating(F) with dishonest scales,(G)
buying the poor(H) with silver
    and the needy for a pair of sandals,
    selling even the sweepings with the wheat.(I)

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10 Am I still to forget your ill-gotten treasures, you wicked house,
    and the short ephah,[a] which is accursed?(A)
11 Shall I acquit someone with dishonest scales,(B)
    with a bag of false weights?(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Micah 6:10 An ephah was a dry measure.