Deuteronomy 25:13
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New American Standard Bible
"You shall not have in your bag differing weights, a large and a small.

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

Darby Bible Translation
Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers 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.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Honesty in trade, as a duty to our neighbor, is emphatically enforced once more (compare Leviticus 19:35-36). It is noteworthy that John the Baptist puts the like duties in the forefront of his preaching (compare Luke 3:12 ff); and that "the prophets" (compare Ezekiel 45:10-12; Amos 8:5; Micah 6:10-11) and "the Psalms" Proverbs 16:11; Proverbs 20:10, Proverbs 20:23, not less than "the Law," especially insist on them.

Deuteronomy 25:13

Divers weights - i. e. stones of unequal weights, the lighter to sell with, the heavier to buy with. Stones were used by the Jews instead of brass or lead for their weights, as less liable to lose anything through rust or wear.

Deuteronomy 25:13 Parallel Commentaries

Nor, Because I Called Ruth Blessed, Anna More Blessed...
10. Nor, because I called Ruth blessed, Anna more blessed, in that the former married twice, the latter, being soon widowed of her one husband, so lived long, do you straightway also think that you are better than Ruth. Forsooth different in the times of the Prophets was the dispensation of holy females, whom obedience, not lust, forced to marry, for the propagation of the people of God, [2242] that in them Prophets of Christ might be sent beforehand; whereas the People itself also, by those things
St. Augustine—On the Good of Widowhood.

Genealogy of Jesus According to Matthew.
^A Matt. I. 1-17. ^a 1 The book of the generation [or genealogy] of Jesus Christ, the son of David [the Messiah was promised to David--II. Sam. vii. 16; John vii. 42], the son of Abraham. [Messiah was also promised to Abraham--Gen. xxii. 18; Gal. iii. 16.] 2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judah and his brethren [mentioned here because they were the heads of the tribes for whom especially Matthew wrote his Gospel]; 3 and Judah begat Perez and Zerah [these two were twins]
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Leviticus 19:35
'You shall do no wrong in judgment, in measurement of weight, or capacity.

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 from the land of Egypt.

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

Proverbs 11:1
A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, But a just weight is His delight.

Proverbs 20:23
Differing weights are an abomination to the LORD, And a false scale is not good.

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

Micah 6:11
"Can I justify wicked scales And a bag of deceptive weights?

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