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How can I forgive those who use false scales and weights?
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Shall I justify wicked balances, and the deceitful weights of the bag?
count them pure.
Hosea 12:7 He is like Chanaan, there is a deceitful balance in his hand, he hath loved oppression.
Proverbs 16:11 Weight and balance are judgments of the Lord: and his work all the weights of the bag.
ContextThe Punishment of Israel
…10As yet there is a fire in the house of the wicked, the treasures of iniquity, and a scant measure full of wrath. 11Shall I justify wicked balances, and the deceitful weights of the bag?12By which her rich men were filled with iniquity, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue was deceitful in their mouth.…
Let the balance be just and the weights equal, the bushel just, and the sextary equal. I am the Lord your God, that brought you out of the land of Egypt.
Thou shalt not have divers weights in thy bag, a greater and a less:
Where pride is, there also shall be reproach: but where humility is, there also is wisdom.
You shall have just balances, and a just ephi, and a just bate.
He is like Chanaan, there is a deceitful balance in his hand, he hath loved oppression.
Hear this, you that crush the poor, and make the needy of the land to fail,
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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