New International Version
Honest scales and balances belong to the LORD; all the weights in the bag are of his making.
King James Bible
A just weight and balance are the LORD'S: all the weights of the bag are his work.
Darby Bible Translation
The just balance and scales are Jehovah's; all the weights of the bag are his work.
World English Bible
Honest balances and scales are Yahweh's; all the weights in the bag are his work.
Young's Literal Translation
A just beam and balances are Jehovah's, His work are all the stones of the bag.
Proverbs 16:11 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
All the weights of the bag are his - Alluding, probably, to the standard weights laid up in a bag in the sanctuary, and to which all weights in common use in the land were to be referred, in order to ascertain whether they were just: but some think the allusion is to the weights carried about by merchants in their girdles, by which they weigh the money, silver and gold, that they take in exchange for their merchandise. As the Chinese take no coin but gold and silver by weight, they carry about with them a sort of small steelyard, by which they weigh those metals taken in exchange.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryApril 27. "The Sweetness of the Lips" (Prov. xvi. 21).
"The sweetness of the lips" (Prov. xvi. 21). Spiritual conditions are inseparably connected with our physical life. The flow of the divine life-currents may be interrupted by a little clot of blood; the vital current may leak out through a very trifling wound. If you want to keep the health of Christ, keep from all spiritual sores, from all heart wounds and irritations. One hour of fretting will wear out more vitality than a week of work; and one minute of malignity, or rankling jealousy or envy …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
What I Think of Myself and what God Thinks of Me
Abandonment to God --Its Fruit and Its Irrevocability --In what it Consists --God Exhorts us to It.
The Providence of God
The LORD detests dishonest scales, but accurate weights find favor with him.
You are to use accurate scales, an accurate ephah and an accurate bath.
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