Proverbs 11:1
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English Standard Version
A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, but a just weight is his delight.

King James Bible
A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.

American Standard Version
A false balance is an abomination to Jehovah; But a just weight is his delight.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A deceitful balance is an abomination before the Lord: and a just weight is his will.

English Revised Version
A FALSE balance is an abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.

Webster's Bible Translation
A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

From this point the proverbs fall into the series connecting themselves with Proverbs 10:25 :

27 The fear of Jahve multiplies the days of life;

     But the years of the godless are shortened.

This parable, like Proverbs 10:25, also corresponds with the O.T. standpoint, having in view the present life. The present-life history confirms it, for vice destroys body and soul; and the fear of God, which makes men contented and satisfied in God, is truly the right principle of longevity. But otherwise also the pious often enough die early, for God carries them away מפני הרעה from the face of the evil, Isaiah 57:1.; or if they are martyrs for the truth (Psalm 44:23, cf. Psalm 60:6), the verification of the above proverb in such cases moves forward (Wisd. 4:7ff.) into eternity, in which the life of the pious continues for ever, while that of the godless loses itself with his death in the state of everlasting death. Proverbs 9:11, cf. Proverbs 3:2, resembles 27a. Instead of תּקצרנה, תקצרנה was to be expected; but the flexion does not distinguish the transitive קצר (Arab. ḳaṣara) and intransitive קצר (Arab. ḳaṣura) as it ought.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

a just weight

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

Ezekiel 45:10-12 You shall have just balances, and a just ephah, and a just bath...

Cross References
Leviticus 19:35
"You shall do no wrong in judgment, in measures of length or weight or quantity.

Leviticus 19:36
You shall have just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin: I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 25:13
"You shall not have in your bag two kinds of weights, a large and a small.

Deuteronomy 25:16
For all who do such things, all who act dishonestly, are an abomination to the LORD your God.

Proverbs 16:11
A just balance and scales are the LORD's; all the weights in the bag are his work.

Proverbs 20:10
Unequal weights and unequal measures are both alike an abomination to the LORD.

Proverbs 20:23
Unequal weights are an abomination to the LORD, and false scales are not good.

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