GOD'S WORD® Translation (© 1995)
I cannot tolerate dishonest scales and bags filled with inaccurate weights.
King James Bible
Shall I count them pure with the wicked balances, and with the bag of deceitful weights?
Darby Bible Translation
Shall I be pure with the unjust balances, and with the bag of deceitful weights?
World English Bible
Shall I be pure with dishonest scales, and with a bag of deceitful weights?
Young's Literal Translation
Do I reckon it pure with balances of wickedness? And with a bag of deceitful stones?
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"What doth the Lord require of thee?" --MICAH vi. 1-8. "To do justly." Then I must not be so eager about my rights as to forget my duties. For my duties are just the observance of my neighbour's rights. And to see my neighbour's rights I must cultivate his "point of view." I must look out of his windows! "Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others." "And to love mercy." And mercy is justice plus! And it is the "plus" which makes the Christian. His cup …
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"All Our Righteousnesses are as Filthy Rags, and we all do Fade as a Leaf, and Our Iniquities, Like the Wind, have Taken us Away. "
"To what Purpose is the Multitude of Your Sacrifices unto Me? Saith the Lord,"
Use honest scales, honest weights, and honest measures. I am the LORD your God who brought you out of Egypt.
Never carry two sets of weights, a heavier one and a lighter one.
Dishonest scales are disgusting to the LORD, but accurate weights are pleasing to him.
You must have honest scales and honest dry and liquid measures.
[The LORD says,] "The merchants use dishonest scales. They love to cheat people.
You say to yourselves, "When will the New Moon Festival be over so that we can sell more grain? When will the day of worship be over so that we can sell more wheat? We can shrink the size of the bushel baskets, increase the cost, and cheat with dishonest scales.
The angel said, "This is wickedness," and he pushed her back into the basket and forced the lead cover down on top of it.
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