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

New Living Translation
The LORD detests double standards; he is not pleased by dishonest scales.

English Standard Version
Unequal weights are an abomination to the LORD, and false scales are not good.

Berean Study Bible
Unequal weights are detestable to the LORD, and dishonest scales are no good.

King James Bible
Divers weights are an abomination unto the LORD; and a false balance is not good.

New King James Version
Diverse weights are an abomination to the LORD, And dishonest scales are not good.

New American Standard Bible
Differing weights are an abomination to the LORD, And a false scale is not good.

NASB 1995
Differing weights are an abomination to the LORD, And a false scale is not good.

NASB 1977
Differing weights are an abomination to the LORD, And a false scale is not good.

Amplified Bible
Differing weights are detestable and offensive to the LORD, And fraudulent scales are not good.

Christian Standard Bible
Differing weights are detestable to the LORD, and dishonest scales are unfair.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Differing weights are detestable to the LORD, and dishonest scales are unfair.

American Standard Version
Diverse weights are an abomination to Jehovah; And a false balance is not good.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Discrepant weights are defiled before LORD JEHOVAH and deceitful scales are not good.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A double weight is an abomination to the Lord; and a deceitful balance is not good in his sight.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD hates dishonest scales and dishonest weights. So don't cheat!

Douay-Rheims Bible
Diverse weights are an abomination before the Lord: a deceitful balance is not good.

English Revised Version
Divers weights are an abomination to the LORD; and a false balance is not good.

Good News Translation
The LORD hates people who use dishonest scales and weights.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A double standard of weights is disgusting to the LORD, and dishonest scales are no good.

International Standard Version
The LORD detests differing weights, and dishonest scales are not good.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Divers weights are an abomination to the LORD; And a false balance is not good.

Literal Standard Version
A stone and a stone [are] an abomination to YHWH, And balances of deceit [are] not good.

NET Bible
The LORD abhors differing weights, and dishonest scales are wicked.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD detests differing weights, and dishonest scales are no 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Wine is a Mocker
22Do not say, “I will avenge this evil!” Wait on the LORD, and He will save you. 23Unequal weights are detestable to the LORD, and dishonest scales are no good. 24A man’s steps are from the LORD, so how can anyone understand his own way?…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 25:13
You shall not have two differing weights in your bag, one heavy and one light.

Proverbs 11:1
Dishonest scales are an abomination to the LORD, but an accurate weight is His delight.

Proverbs 20:10
Differing weights and unequal measures--both are detestable to the LORD.


Treasury of Scripture

Divers weights are an abomination to the LORD; and a false balance is not good.

weights

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

Ezekiel 45:10
Ye shall have just balances, and a just ephah, and a just bath.

a false balance

Hosea 12:7
He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loveth to oppress.

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, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit?









Verse 23 - This is a repetition, with a slight variation, of ver. 10 and Proverbs 11:1 (where see notes). Is not good. A litotes, equivalent to "is very evil," answering to "abomination" in the first member. Septuagint, "is not good before him" (comp. Proverbs 24:23).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Unequal weights
אֶ֣בֶן (’e·ḇen)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 68: A stone

are detestable
תּוֹעֲבַ֣ת (tō·w·‘ă·ḇaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8441: Something disgusting, an abhorrence, idolatry, an idol

to the LORD,
יְ֭הוָה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

and dishonest
מִרְמָ֣ה (mir·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4820: Deceit, treachery

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

are no
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

good.
טֽוֹב׃ (ṭō·wḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good


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