Deuteronomy 25:13
New International Version
Do not have two differing weights in your bag—one heavy, one light.

New Living Translation
“You must use accurate scales when you weigh out merchandise,

English Standard Version
“You shall not have in your bag two kinds of weights, a large and a small.

Berean Study Bible
You shall not have two differing weights in your bag, one heavy and one light.

King James Bible
Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and a small.

New King James Version
“You shall not have in your bag differing weights, a heavy and a light.

New American Standard Bible
“You shall not have in your bag differing weights, a large and a small.

NASB 1995
“You shall not have in your bag differing weights, a large and a small.

NASB 1977
“You shall not have in your bag differing weights, a large and a small.

Amplified Bible
“You shall not have in your bag inaccurate weights, a heavy and a light [so you can cheat others].

Christian Standard Bible
“Do not have differing weights in your bag, one heavy and one light.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You must not have two different weights in your bag, one heavy and one light.

American Standard Version
Thou shalt not have in thy bag diverse weights, a great and a small.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You shall not have a greater weight and a lighter weight in your pouch.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and a small.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt not have divers weights in thy bag, a greater and a less:

English Revised Version
Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and a small.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Never carry two sets of weights, a heavier one and a lighter one.

International Standard Version
"Don't have different weights in your bag—one heavy and one light.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou shalt not have in thy bag diverse weights, a great and a small.

Literal Standard Version
You do not have [both] a great stone and a small stone in your bag.

NET Bible
You must not have in your bag different stone weights, a heavy and a light one.

New Heart English Bible
You shall not have in your bag diverse weights, a great and a small.

World English Bible
You shall not have in your bag diverse weights, a great and a small.

Young's Literal Translation
'Thou hast not in thy bag a stone and a stone, a great and a small.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Standard Weights and Measures
13You shall not have two differing weights in your bag, one heavy and one light. 14You shall not have two differing measures in your house, one large and one small.…

Cross References
Leviticus 19:35
You must not use dishonest measures of length, weight, or volume.

Leviticus 19:36
You shall maintain honest scales and weights, an honest ephah, and an honest hin. I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 25:14
You shall not have two differing measures in your house, one large and one small.

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

Proverbs 20:23
Unequal weights are detestable to the LORD, and dishonest scales are no good.

Ezekiel 45:10
You must use honest scales, a just ephah, and a just bath.

Micah 6:11
Can I excuse dishonest scales or bags of false weights?


Treasury of Scripture

You shall not have in your bag divers weights, a great and a small.

in thy bag

Leviticus 19:35,36
Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure…

Proverbs 11:1
A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.

Proverbs 16:11
A just weight and balance are the LORD'S: all the weights of the bag are his work.









Deuteronomy 25:13-16. JUST WEIGHTS AND MEASURES.

So Leviticus 19:35-36. Among the laws of moral holiness comes the law of just weights and measures.

(16) An abomination unto the Lord.--So in Proverbs 11:1, "a false balance is abomination to the Lord." (See also Amos 8:4-8.) The protection of the poor is the chief practical end in this; rich men can take care of themselves. Poor men are doubly robbed by short weight and measure, because they cannot protect themselves against it. The injustice tends to perpetuate their poverty.

Verses 13-16. - Rectitude and integrity in trade are here anew inculcated (cf. Leviticus 19:35, etc.). Verse 13. - Diverse weights; literally, a stone and a stone - a large one for buying, and a small one for selling (cf. Amos 8:5). Both weights and measures were to be "perfect," i.e. exactly correct, and so just. (On the promise in ver. 15, see Deuteronomy 4:26; Deuteronomy 5:16.)

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You shall not
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

have
יִהְיֶ֥ה (yih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

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

in your bag,
בְּכִֽיסְךָ֖ (bə·ḵî·sə·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3599: A cup, a bag for, money, weights

one heavy
גְּדוֹלָ֖ה (gə·ḏō·w·lāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 1419: Great, older, insolent

and one light.
וּקְטַנָּֽה׃ (ū·qə·ṭan·nāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 6996: Small, young, unimportant


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