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

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

Darby 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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Divers weights - אבן ואבן eben vaaben, a stone and a stone, because the weights were anciently made of stone, and some had two sets of stones, a light and a heavy. With the latter they bought their wares, by the former they sold them. In our own country this was once a common case; smooth, round, or oval stones were generally chosen by the simple country people for selling their wares, especially such as were sold in pounds and half pounds. And hence the term a stone weight, which is still in use, though lead or iron be the matter that is used as a counterpoise: but the name itself shows us that a stone of a certain weight was the material formerly used as a weight. See the notes on Leviticus 19:35, Leviticus 19:36.

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Leviticus 19:35,36 You shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in length, in weight, or in measure...

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.

Proverbs 20:10 Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination to the LORD.

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 the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small...

Micah 6:11,12 Shall I count them pure with the wicked balances, and with the bag of deceitful weights...

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.

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Therefore at that Time, when the Law Also...
27. Therefore at that time, when the Law also, following upon the days of the Patriarchs, [2010] pronounced accursed, whoso raised not up seed in Israel, even he, who could, put it not forth, but yet possessed it. But from the period that the fullness of time hath come, [2011] that it should be said, "Whoso can receive, let him receive," [2012] from that period even unto this present, and from henceforth even unto the end, whoso hath, worketh: whoso shall be unwilling to work, let him not falsely
St. Augustine—On the Good of Marriage

Genealogy According to Luke.
^C Luke III. 23-38. ^c 23 And Jesus himself [Luke has been speaking about John the Baptist, he now turns to speak of Jesus himself], when he began to teach, was about thirty years of age [the age when a Levite entered upon God's service--Num. iv. 46, 47], being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph, the son [this may mean that Jesus was grandson of Heli, or that Joseph was counted as a son of Heli because he was his son-in-law] of Heli, 24 the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Deuteronomy
Owing to the comparatively loose nature of the connection between consecutive passages in the legislative section, it is difficult to present an adequate summary of the book of Deuteronomy. In the first section, i.-iv. 40, Moses, after reviewing the recent history of the people, and showing how it reveals Jehovah's love for Israel, earnestly urges upon them the duty of keeping His laws, reminding them of His spirituality and absoluteness. Then follows the appointment, iv. 41-43--here irrelevant (cf.
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Leviticus 19:35
"'Do not use dishonest standards when measuring length, weight or quantity.

Leviticus 19:36
Use honest scales and honest weights, an honest ephah and an honest hin. I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 25:14
Do not have two differing measures in your house--one large, one small.

Proverbs 11:1
The LORD detests dishonest scales, but accurate weights find favor with him.

Proverbs 20:23
The LORD detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please him.

Ezekiel 45:10
You are to use accurate scales, an accurate ephah and an accurate bath.

Micah 6:11
Shall I acquit someone with dishonest scales, with a bag of false weights?

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