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

King James Bible
A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.

Darby Bible Translation
A false balance is an abomination to Jehovah; but a just weight is his delight.

World English Bible
A false balance is an abomination to Yahweh, but accurate weights are his delight.

Young's Literal Translation
Balances of deceit are an abomination to Jehovah, And a perfect weight is His delight.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

A false balance is abomination - This refers to the balance itself deceitfully constructed, so that it is sooner turned at one end than at the other. This is occasioned by one end of the beam being longer than the other.

But a just weight - אבן שלמה eben shelemah, the perfect stone probably because weights were first made of stone; see the law, Deuteronomy 25:13-16 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

a just weight

Proverbs 16:11 A just weight and balance are the LORD's: all the weights of the bag are his work.

Ezekiel 45:10-12 You shall have just balances, and a just ephah, and a just bath...

The Present Recompense
Chester Cathedral, Nave Service, Evening. May 1872. Proverbs xi. 31. "Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner." This is the key-note of the Book of Proverbs--that men are punished or rewarded according to their deeds in this life; nay, it is the key-note of the whole Old Testament. "The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers; the countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil, to root out
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

The Soul Winner
A sermon (No. 1292) delivered on Thursday evening, January 20th, 1876, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise."--Proverbs 11:30. I had very great joy last night--many of you know why but some do not. We held our annual meeting of the church, and it was a very pleasant sight to see so many brethren and sisters knit together in the heartiest love, welded together as one mass by common sympathies,
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

Jesus, My Rock.
When the storm and the tempest are raging around me, Oh! where shall I flee to be safe from their shock? There are walls which no mortal hands built to surround me, A Refuge Eternal,--'Tis JESUS MY ROCK! When my heart is all sorrow, and trials aggrieve me, To whom can I safely my secrets unlock? No bosom (save one) has the power to relieve me, The bosom which bled for me, JESUS MY ROCK! When Life's gloomy curtain, at last, shall close o'er me, And the chill hand of death unexpectedly knock, I will
John Ross Macduff—The Cities of Refuge: or, The Name of Jesus

George Muller, and the Secret of His
POWER IN PRAYER WHEN God wishes anew to teach His Church a truth that is not being understood or practised, He mostly does so by raising some man to be in word and deed a living witness to its blessedness. And so God has raised up in this nineteenth century, among others, George Muller to be His witness that He is indeed the Hearer of prayer. I know of no way in which the principal truths of God's word in regard to prayer can be more effectually illustrated and established than a short review
Andrew Murray—With Christ in the School of Prayer

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

Deuteronomy 25:16
For the LORD your God detests anyone who does these things, anyone who deals dishonestly.

Proverbs 16:11
Honest scales and balances belong to the LORD; all the weights in the bag are of his making.

Proverbs 20:10
Differing weights and differing measures-- the LORD detests them both.

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

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