Deuteronomy 25:13
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New International Version
Do not have two differing weights in your bag--one heavy, one light.

New Living Translation
"You must use accurate scales when you weigh out merchandise,

English Standard Version
“You shall not have in your bag two kinds of weights, a large and a small.

New American Standard Bible
"You shall not have in your bag differing weights, a large and a small.

King James Bible
Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and a small.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You must not have two different weights in your bag, one heavy and one light.

International Standard Version
"Don't have different weights in your bag—one heavy and one light.

NET Bible
You must not have in your bag different stone weights, a heavy and a light one.

New Heart English Bible
You shall not have in your bag diverse weights, a great and a small.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Never carry two sets of weights, a heavier one and a lighter one.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou shalt not have in thy bag diverse weights, a great and a small.

New American Standard 1977
“You shall not have in your bag differing weights, a large and a small.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou shalt not have in thy bag different weights, a great and a small.

King James 2000 Bible
You shall not have in your bag differing weights, a great and a small.

American King James Version
You shall not have in your bag divers weights, a great and a small.

American Standard Version
Thou shalt not have in thy bag diverse weights, a great and a small.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt not have divers weights in thy bag, a greater and a less:

Darby Bible Translation
Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and a small.

English Revised Version
Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and a small.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and a small:

World English Bible
You shall not have in your bag diverse weights, a great and a small.

Young's Literal Translation
'Thou hast not in thy bag a stone and a stone, a great and a small.
Study Bible
Standard Weights and Measures
12then you shall cut off her hand; you shall not show pity. 13"You shall not have in your bag differing weights, a large and a small. 14"You shall not have in your house differing measures, a large and a small.…
Cross References
Leviticus 19:35
'You shall do no wrong in judgment, in measurement of weight, or capacity.

Leviticus 19:36
'You shall have just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin; I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from the land of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 25:14
"You shall not have in your house differing measures, a large and a small.

Proverbs 11:1
A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, But a just weight is His delight.

Proverbs 20:23
Differing weights are an abomination to the LORD, And a false scale is not good.

Ezekiel 45:10
"You shall have just balances, a just ephah and a just bath.

Micah 6:11
"Can I justify wicked scales And a bag of deceptive weights?
Treasury of Scripture

You shall not have in your bag divers weights, a great and a small.

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Leviticus 19:35,36 You shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in length, in weight, …

Proverbs 11:1 A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.

Proverbs 16:11 A just weight and balance are the LORD's: all the weights of the …

Proverbs 20:10 Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination …

Ezekiel 45:10,11 You shall have just balances, and a just ephah, and a just bath…

Amos 8:5 Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and …

Micah 6:11,12 Shall I count them pure with the wicked balances, and with the bag …

divers weights [heb] a stone and a stone Aivenwaaiven; because weights were anciently made of stone. Hence the expression, a stone weight, which is still in use, though the matter of which it is made be lead or iron, and the name itself shows us that a stone of a certain weight was formerly used.

Deuteronomy 25:13-16. JUST WEIGHTS AND MEASURES.

So Leviticus 19:35-36. Among the laws of moral holiness comes the law of just weights and measures.

(16) An abomination unto the Lord.--So in Proverbs 11:1, "a false balance is abomination to the Lord." (See also Amos 8:4-8.) The protection of the poor is the chief practical end in this; rich men can take care of themselves. Poor men are doubly robbed by short weight and measure, because they cannot protect themselves against it. The injustice tends to perpetuate their poverty.

Verses 13-16. - Rectitude and integrity in trade are here anew inculcated (cf. Leviticus 19:35, etc.). Verse 13. - Diverse weights; literally, a stone and a stone - a large one for buying, and a small one for selling (cf. Amos 8:5). Both weights and measures were to be "perfect," i.e. exactly correct, and so just. (On the promise in ver. 15, see Deuteronomy 4:26; Deuteronomy 5:16.) Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights,.... Or, "a stone and a stone" (y); it being usual, in those times and countries, to have their weights of stone, as it was formerly with us here; we still say, that such a commodity is worth so much per stone, a stone being of such a weight; now these were not to be different:

a great and a small; great weights, to buy with them, and small weights, to sell with them, as the Targum of Jonathan paraphrases it.

(y) "lapis et lapis", Montanus, Vatablus, Piscator. 13-16. Thou shalt not have … divers weights—Weights were anciently made of stone and are frequently used still by Eastern shopkeepers and traders, who take them out of the bag and put them in the balance. The man who is not cheated by the trader and his bag of divers weights must be blessed with more acuteness than most of his fellows [Roberts]. (Compare Pr 16:11; 20:10).25:13-16 Dishonest gain always brings a curse on men's property, families, and souls. Happy those who judge themselves, repent of and forsake their sins, and put away evil things, that they may not be condemned of the Lord.
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