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Micah 6:9-16 World English Bible (WEB)

Yahweh’s voice calls to the city,
    and wisdom sees your name:
“Listen to the rod,
    and he who appointed it.
10 Are there yet treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked,
    and a short ephah[a] that is accursed?
11 Shall I be pure with dishonest scales,
    and with a bag of deceitful weights?
12 Her rich men are full of violence,
    her inhabitants speak lies,
    and their tongue is deceitful in their speech.
13 Therefore I also have struck you with a grievous wound.
    I have made you desolate because of your sins.
14 You shall eat, but not be satisfied.
    Your humiliation will be within you.
    You will store up, but not save;
    and that which you save I will give up to the sword.
15 You will sow, but won’t reap.
    You will tread the olives, but won’t anoint yourself with oil;
    and crush grapes, but won’t drink the wine.
16 For the statutes of Omri are kept,
    and all the works of Ahab’s house.
    You walk in their counsels,
    that I may make you a ruin,
    and her inhabitants a hissing;
    And you will bear the reproach of my people.”


  1. Micah 6:10 An ephah is a measure of volume (about 22 liters or about 2/3 of a bushel), and a short ephah is made smaller than a full ephah for the purpose of cheating customers.
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Micah 6:9-16 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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 [a]its time?
10 “Is there yet a man in the wicked house,
Along with treasures of wickedness
And a [b]short measure that is cursed?
11 “Can I justify wicked scales
And a bag of deceptive weights?
12 “For the rich men of the [c]city are full of violence,
Her residents speak lies,
And their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.
13 “So also I will make you sick, striking you down,
Desolating you because of your sins.
14 “You will eat, but you will not be satisfied,
And your [d]vileness will be in your midst.
You will try to remove for safekeeping,
But you will not preserve anything,
And what you do preserve I will give to the sword.
15 “You will sow but you will not reap.
You will tread the olive but will not anoint yourself with oil;
And the grapes, but you will not drink wine.
16 “The statutes of Omri
And all the works of the house of Ahab are observed;
And in their devices you walk.
Therefore I will give you up for destruction
And [e]your inhabitants for derision,
And you will bear the reproach of My people.”


  1. Micah 6:9 Lit it
  2. Micah 6:10 Lit shrunken ephah
  3. Micah 6:12 Lit her
  4. Micah 6:14 Or possibly garbage or excreta
  5. Micah 6:16 Lit her
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