Righteous Dealing
Leviticus 19:35-36
You shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in length, in weight, or in measure.…

Rev. John Miller, writing in the New York Independent the reminiscence of an interview with the late A. T. Stewart, the millionaire storekeeper of New York, tells us that on one occasion in reply to his visitor's question, "What is the secret of this enormous business?" Mr. Stewart replied: "The only secret I know is that I started with the idea of becoming professionally and actually a merchant. I saw lawyers and doctors become rich by making themselves precious to those they worked for. Hence certain rules. I had only one price.' Ladies who come in their cushioned carriages don't want to be fevered by the idea of beating down. Again, perfect goods! I bought and sold nothing damaged. And in a third of a century people got to buying of me with the luxury of an easy mind. I allowed no deceit. A youth who would misrepresent anything I would discharge. I forbade ladies to be allowed to deceive each other in talking of my goods, and salesmen were ordered to correct buyers who were standing by the goods, who said they would wash, for example, if they would not. You have no idea what comfort this would give in shopping through a long course of years and the business would grow, under this entire freedom from complaint, in a way that neither the storekeeper nor the buyer at the time might quite remark or understand. This is my secret," said he, "as far as I can conceive. I have demanded full profits, but then I have bought with uniform care, and sold correctly and with absolute truth all my time." "Poor humanity may have only one good side," adds Mr. Miller, "but, certainly, that is worthy of a record."

Parallel Verses
KJV: Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure.

WEB: "'You shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in measures of length, of weight, or of quantity.

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