New International Version
The LORD detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please him.
King James Bible
Divers weights are an abomination unto the LORD; and a false balance is not good.
Darby Bible Translation
Divers weights are an abomination unto Jehovah; and a false balance is not good.
World English Bible
Yahweh detests differing weights, and dishonest scales are not pleasing.
Young's Literal Translation
An abomination to Jehovah are a stone and a stone, And balances of deceit are not good.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I will recompense evil - Wait on the Lord; judgment is his, and his judgments are sure. In the mean time pray for the conversion of your enemy.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
a false balance
LibraryBread and Gravel
'"Bread of deceit" is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.'--PROVERBS xx. 17. 'Bread of deceit' is a somewhat ambiguous phrase, which may mean either of two things, and perhaps means both. It may either mean any good obtained by deceit, or good which deceives in its possession. In the former signification it would appear to have reference primarily to unjustly gotten gain, while in the latter it has a wider meaning and applies to all the worthless treasures and lying …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Sluggard's Reproof
The Tears of the Penitent.
How the Slothful and the Hasty are to be Admonished.
Do not have two differing weights in your bag--one heavy, one light.
The LORD detests dishonest scales, but accurate weights find favor with him.
Differing weights and differing measures-- the LORD detests them both.
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