Leviticus 19:35
New International Version
"'Do not use dishonest standards when measuring length, weight or quantity.

New Living Translation
“Do not use dishonest standards when measuring length, weight, or volume.

English Standard Version
“You shall do no wrong in judgment, in measures of length or weight or quantity.

Berean Study Bible
You must not use dishonest measures of length, weight, or volume.

King James Bible
Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure.

New King James Version
‘You shall do no injustice in judgment, in measurement of length, weight, or volume.

New American Standard Bible
‘You shall do no wrong in judgment, in measurement of weight, or volume.

NASB 1995
'You shall do no wrong in judgment, in measurement of weight, or capacity.

NASB 1977
‘You shall do no wrong in judgment, in measurement of weight, or capacity.

Amplified Bible
‘You shall do no wrong in judgment, in measurement of weight or quantity.

Christian Standard Bible
“Do not be unfair in measurements of length, weight, or volume.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You must not be unfair in measurements of length, weight, or volume.

American Standard Version
Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in measures of length, of weight, or of quantity.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You shall not do evil in judgment, with a balance or with a scale or with a measure.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Ye shall not act unrighteously in judgment, in measures and weights and scales.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Do not any unjust thing in judgment, in rule, in weight, or in measure.

English Revised Version
Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure.

Good News Translation
"Do not cheat anyone by using false measures of length, weight, or quantity.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Don't be corrupt when administering justice concerning length, weight, or measuring liquid.

International Standard Version
"You are not to act unjustly in deciding a case or when measuring weight and quantity.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure.

Literal Standard Version
You do not do perversity in the judgment, in the measure, in the weight, and in the liquid measure;

NET Bible
You must not do injustice in the regulation of measures, whether of length, weight, or volume.

New Heart English Bible
"'You shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in measures of length, of weight, or of quantity.

World English Bible
"'You shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in measures of length, of weight, or of quantity.

Young's Literal Translation
'Ye do not do perversity in judgment, in mete-yard, in weight, or in liquid measure;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Keep My Decrees
34You must treat the foreigner living among you as native-born and love him as yourself, for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt. I am the LORD your God. 35You must not use dishonest measures of length, weight, or volume. 36You shall maintain honest scales and weights, an honest ephah, and an honest hin. I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt.…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 25:13
You shall not have two differing weights in your bag, one heavy and one light.

1 Chronicles 23:29
as well as for the rows of the showbread, the fine flour for the grain offering, the wafers of unleavened bread, the baking, the mixing, and all measurements of quantity and size.

Proverbs 11:1
Dishonest scales are an abomination to the LORD, but an accurate weight is His delight.

Ezekiel 45:10
You must use honest scales, a just ephah, and a just bath.


Treasury of Scripture

You shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in length, in weight, or in measure.

no unrighteousness

Leviticus 19:15
Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.

in meteyard

Deuteronomy 25:13,15
Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and a small…

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 bag are his work.









(35) Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment.--It will be seen that the Lawgiver uses here exactly the same phrase with regard to meting out right measure which he used in connection with the administration of justice in Leviticus 19:15. He, therefore, who declares that a false measure is a legal measure is, according to this law, as much a corrupt judge, and defrauds the people by false judgment, as he who in the court of justice wilfully passes a wrong sentence. Owing to the fact that men who would otherwise disdain the idea of imposition often discard their scruples in the matter of weights and measures, the Bible frequently brands these dealings as wicked, and an abomination to the Lord, whilst it designates the right measure as coming from God himself (Deuteronomy 25:13; Deuteronomy 25:15; Ezekiel 45:10; Ezekiel 45:12; Hosea 12:8; Amos 8:5; Micah 6:10-11; Proverbs 11:1; Proverbs 16:11; Proverbs 20:10; Proverbs 20:23). According to the authorities during the second Temple, he who gives false weight or measure, like the corrupt judge, is guilty of the following five things. He (1) defiles the land; (2) profanes the name of God; (3) causes the Shechinah to depart; (4) makes Israel perish by the sword, and (5) to go into captivity. Hence they declared that "the sin of illegal weights and measures is greater than that of incest, and is equivalent to the sin of denying that God redeemed Israel out of Egypt." They appointed public overseers to inspect the weights and measures all over the country; they prohibited weights to be made of iron, lead, or other metal liable to become lighter by wear or rust, and ordered them to be made of polished rock, of glass, &c, and enacted the severest punishment for fraud.

Verses 35, 36. - These verses, beginning with the same words as verse 15, Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, contain another and wider application of that principle. Verse 15 prohibited unrighteousness in the judge, or in one who was in the position of a judge; these verses forbid it in merchants and tradesmen. It is the more necessary to condemn dishonesty, in unmistakable terms, as men who make a profession of religion, and therefore would be shocked at stealing, have often less scruple in cheating. Here and in Deuteronomy, where the Law is repeated, a religious sanction is given to the command; "For all that do such things, and all that do unrighteously, are an abomination unto the Lord thy God" (Deuteronomy 25:16). Cf. Proverbs 11:1, "A false balance is abomination to the Lord: but a just weight is his delight;" and Proverbs 20:10, "Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination to the Lord;" see also Micah 6:10, 11 and Ezekiel 45:10.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You must not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

use
תַעֲשׂ֥וּ (ṯa·‘ă·śū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 6213: To do, make

dishonest
עָ֖וֶל (‘ā·wel)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5766: Injustice, unrighteousness

measures
בַּמִּשְׁפָּ֑ט (bam·miš·pāṭ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

of length,
בַּמִּדָּ֕ה (bam·mid·dāh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4060: Extension, height, breadth, a measure, a portion, a vestment, tribute

weight,
בַּמִּשְׁקָ֖ל (bam·miš·qāl)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4948: Weight, weighing

or volume.
וּבַמְּשׂוּרָֽה׃ (ū·ḇam·mə·śū·rāh)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4884: A measure


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