Micah 6:9-16 Judgment On Injustice And Idolatry.
Jerusalem’s merchants were governing themselves with “wicked scales” with measures short of that which was understood, added to this were other lies and deceit, with violence (vv. 9-12 Cf. 2:1-2; Lev. 19:36; Is. 1:23; 5:7; Jer. 9:2-8; Hos. 7:13; 12:7; Amos 2:4; 6:3-4). As a result their judgment would be that they would never be satisfied, and those they might seek to save would still be lost to the sword (vv. 13-14 Cf. Lev. 26:16, 26; Ps. 107:17). They would sow but not reap, tread olives but not use the oil, and make “sweet wine” but not be able to drink it (v. 15). So from being delivered from the curses of their enemies, they would suffer the curses of the covenant for their own rebellion (Cf. Dt. 28:38-40; Amos 5:11; Zeph. 1:13; Hag. 1:6). They were following in the path of Omri with his idolatry, who “did evil in the eyes of the LORD and did worse than all who were before him” (I Kgs. 16:25[v.26]; Cf. v. 30; 21:3, 25-26).