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

New Living Translation
The LORD demands accurate scales and balances; he sets the standards for fairness.

English Standard Version
A just balance and scales are the LORD’s; all the weights in the bag are his work.

Berean Study Bible
Honest scales and balances are from the LORD; all the weights in the bag are His concern.

New American Standard Bible
A just balance and scales belong to the LORD; All the weights of the bag are His concern.

King James Bible
A just weight and balance are the LORD'S: all the weights of the bag are his work.

Christian Standard Bible
Honest balances and scales are the LORD's; all the weights in the bag are his concern.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD watches to see if we are fair or if we cheat others.

Good News Translation
The LORD wants weights and measures to be honest and every sale to be fair.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Honest balances and scales are the LORD's; all the weights in the bag are His concern.

International Standard Version
Honest scales and balances are from the LORD; he made all the weights in the bag.

NET Bible
Honest scales and balances are from the LORD; all the weights in the bag are his handiwork.

New Heart English Bible
Honest balances and scales are the LORD's; all the weights in the bag are his work.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The weight of a balance is the judgment of Lord Jehovah and all his works are weights of truth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Honest balances and scales belong to the LORD. He made the entire set of weights.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A just balance and scales are the LORD'S; All the weights of the bag are His work.

New American Standard 1977
A just balance and scales belong to the LORD; All the weights of the bag are His concern.

Jubilee Bible 2000
A just weight and balance are the LORD's; all the weights of the bag are his work.

King James 2000 Bible
A just weight and balance are the LORD'S: all the weights in the bag are his work.

American King James Version
A just weight and balance are the LORD's: all the weights of the bag are his work.

American Standard Version
A just balance and scales are Jehovah's; All the weights of the bag are his work.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The poise of the balance is righteousness with the Lord; and his works are righteous measures.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Weight and balance are judgments of the Lord: and his work all the weights of the bag.

Darby Bible Translation
The just balance and scales are Jehovah's; all the weights of the bag are his work.

English Revised Version
A just balance and scales are the LORD'S: all the weights of the bag are his work.

Webster's Bible Translation
A just weight and balance are the LORD'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.
Study Bible
The Reply of the Tongue is from the LORD
10A divine verdict is on the lips of a king; his mouth should not betray justice. 11Honest scales and balances are from the LORD; all the weights in the bag are His concern. 12Wicked behavior is detestable to kings, for a throne is established through righteousness.…
Cross References
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

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

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Proverbs 11:1
A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.

Proverbs 20:10,23
Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination to the LORD…

Leviticus 19:35,36
Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure…

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Lexicon
Honest
מִ֭שְׁפָּט (miš·pāṭ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

scales
פֶּ֤לֶס ׀ (pe·les)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6425: A balance, scale

and balances
וּמֹאזְנֵ֣י (ū·mō·zə·nê)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - mdc
Strong's Hebrew 3976: A pair of scales

[are from] the LORD;
לַֽיהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the weights
אַבְנֵי־ (’aḇ·nê-)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 68: A stone

in the bag
כִֽיס׃ (ḵîs)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3599: A cup, a bag for, money, weights

are His concern.
מַ֝עֲשֵׂ֗הוּ (ma·‘ă·śê·hū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4639: An action, a transaction, activity, a product, property
(11) A just weight and balance are the Lord's.--See above on Proverbs 11:1.

Verse 11. - A just weight and balance are the Lord's (Proverbs 11:1); literally, the balance and scales of justice (are) the Lord's. They come under his law, are subject to the Divine ordinances which regulate all man's dealings. The great principles of truth end justice govern all the transactions of buying and selling; religion enters into the business of trading, and weights and measures are sacred things. Vulgate, "The weights and the balance are judgments of the Lord;" being true and fair, they are regarded as God's judgment. Septuagint, "The turn of the balance is justice before God." All the weights of the bag are his work. Some have round a difficulty here, because the bag may contain false as well as true weights (Deuteronomy 25:13), and it could not be said that the light weights were the Lord's work. This surely is captious criticism. The maxim merely states that the trader's weights take their origin and authority from God's enactment, from certain eternal principles which he has established. What man's chicanery and fraud make of them does not come into view. (For the law that regulates such matters, see Leviticus 19:35, etc.) That cheating in this respect was not uncommon we learn from the complaints of the prophets, as Micah 6:11. The religious character of the standard weights and measures is shown by the term "shekel of the sanctuary" (Exodus 38:24, and elsewhere continually). 16:4. God makes use of the wicked to execute righteous vengeance on each other; and he will be glorified by their destruction at last. 5. Though sinners strengthen themselves and one another, they shall not escape God's judgments. 6. By the mercy and truth of God in Christ Jesus, the sins of believers are taken away, and the power of sin is broken. 7. He that has all hearts in his hand, can make a man's enemies to be at peace with him. 8. A small estate, honestly come by, will turn to better account than a great estate ill-gotten. 9. If men make God's glory their end, and his will their rule, he will direct their steps by his Spirit and grace. 10. Let kings and judges of the earth be just, and rule in the fear of God. 11. To observe justice in dealings between man and man is God's appointment.
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