You shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in length, in weight, or in measure.…
The Hindoo law imposes the highest fines not only upon those who falsify scales or measures, but upon official examiners of coins who pronounce a good piece bad or a bad piece good; it inflicts heavy penalties, and partially corporeal chastisement, upon those who overreach customers, give short measure or light weight, adulterate goods, or try to give them a deceptive appearance; and with respect to a trader in counterfeited gold, it enacts that "by order of the king he must be cut in pieces with razors," or that "he must at least lose three limbs of his body and pay the highest fine." In Egypt, false coiners and the manufacturers of false weights were condemned to have both their hands cut off; and fraudulent practices of this kind were held in equal detestation by other nations, and were visited with similar punishments.
(M. M. Kalisch, Ph. D.).
Parallel VersesKJV: Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure.