Listen! The Lord is calling to the city—
and to fear your name is wisdom—
“Heed the rod and the One who appointed it.
Am I still to forget your ill-gotten treasures, you wicked house,
and the short ephah, which is accursed?
Shall I acquit someone with dishonest scales,
with a bag of false weights?
Your rich people are violent;
your inhabitants are liars
and their tongues speak deceitfully.
Dishonest scales is such a specific version of exploitation to be called out. I hear echoes of campaign finance reform reading Micah’s condemnation that “the judge accepts bribes, the powerful dictate what they desire—they all conspire together.”