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The LORD says, "The people of Israel are as dishonest as the Canaanites; they love to cheat their customers with false scales.
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He is like Chanaan, there is a deceitful balance in his hand, he hath loved oppression.
Ezekiel 16:3 And thou shalt say: Thus saith the Lord God to Jerusalem: Thy root, and thy nativity is of the land of Chanaan, thy father was an Amorrhite, and thy mother a Cethite.
Zechariah 14:21 And every caldron in Jerusalem and Juda shall be sanctified to the Lord of hosts: and all that sacrifice shall come, and take of them, and shall seethe in them: and the merchant shall be no more in the house of the Lord of hosts in that day.
John 2:16 And to them that sold doves he said: Take these things hence, and make not the house of my Father a house of traffic.
Leviticus 19:35,36 Do not any unjust thing in judgment, in rule, in weight, or in measure. . . .
Proverbs 11:1 Where pride is, there also shall be reproach: but where humility is, there also is wisdom.
Proverbs 16:11 Weight and balance are judgments of the Lord: and his work all the weights of the bag.
Amos 8:5,6 Hear this, you that crush the poor, and make the needy of the land to fail, . . .
Micah 6:10,11 As yet there is a fire in the house of the wicked, the treasures of iniquity, and a scant measure full of wrath. . . .
1 Timothy 6:9,10 For they that will become rich fall into temptation and into the snare of the devil and into many unprofitable and hurtful desires, which drown men into destruction and perdition. . . .
Isaiah 3:5 And the people shall rush one upon another, and every man against his neighbour: the child shall make a tumult against the ancient, and the base against the honourable.
Ezekiel 22:29 The people of the land have used oppression, and committed robbery: they afflicted the needy and poor, and they oppressed the stranger by calumny without judgment.
Amos 2:7 They bruise the heads of the poor upon the dust of the earth, and turn aside the way of the humble: and the son and his father have gone to the same young woman, to profane my holy name.
Amos 3:9 Publish it in the houses of Azotus, and in the houses of the land of Egypt, and say: Assemble yourselves upon the mountains of Samaria, and behold the many follies in the midst thereof, and them that suffer oppression in the inner rooms thereof.
Amos 4:1 Hear this word, ye fat kine that are in the mountains of Samaria: you that oppress the needy, and crush the poor: that say to your masters: Bring, and we will drink.
Amos 5:11 Therefore because you robbed the poor, and took the choice prey from him: you shall build houses with square stone, and shall not dwell in them: you shall plant most delightful vineyards, and shall not drink the wine of them.
Micah 2:1 Make thee bald, and be polled for thy delicate children: enlarge thy baldness as the eagle: for they are carried into captivity from thee.
Micah 3:1-3 For he shall go up that shall open the way before them: they shall divide and pass through the gate, and shall come in by it: and their king shall pass before them, and the Lord at the head of them. . . .
Micah 7:2 The holy man is perished out of the earth, and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood, every one hunteth his brother to death.
Malachi 3:5 And I will come to you in judgment, and will be a speedy witness against sorcerers, and adulterers, and false swearers, and them that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widows, and the fatherless: and oppress the stranger, and have not feared me, saith the Lord of hosts.
James 5:4 Behold the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which by fraud has been kept back by you, crieth: and the cry of them hath entered into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth.
1 Samuel 12:3 Speak of me before the Lord, and before his anointed, whether I have taken any man's ox, or ass: if I have wronged any man, if I have oppressed any man, if I have taken a bribe at any man's hand: and I will despise it this day, and will restore it to you.
ContextA Reproof of Ephraim, Judah, Jacob
…6Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment, and hope in thy God always. 7He is like Chanaan, there is a deceitful balance in his hand, he hath loved oppression.8And Ephraim said: But yet I am become rich, I have found me an idol: all my labours shall not find me the iniquity that I have committed.…
Where pride is, there also shall be reproach: but where humility is, there also is wisdom.
By the greatness of thy wisdom, and by thy traffic thou hast increased thy strength: and thy heart is lifted up with thy strength.
Hear this, you that crush the poor, and make the needy of the land to fail,
Shall I justify wicked balances, and the deceitful weights of the bag?
And he said: This is wickedness. And he cast her into the midst of the vessel, and cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof.
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