New American Standard Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
A false balance is an abomination to Jehovah; but a just weight is his delight.
World English Bible
A false balance is an abomination to Yahweh, but accurate weights are his delight.
Young's Literal Translation
Balances of deceit are an abomination to Jehovah, And a perfect weight is His delight.
Proverbs 11:1 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
This emphatic reproduction of the old rule of Deuteronomy 25:13-14 is perhaps a trace of the danger of dishonesty incidental to the growing commerce of the Israelites. The stress laid upon the same sin in Proverbs 16:11; Proverbs 20:10; bears witness to the desire of the teacher to educate the youth of Israel to a high standard of integrity, just as the protest of Hosea against it Hosea 12:7 shows the zeal of the prophet in rebuking what was becoming more and more a besetting sin.
A just weight - literally, as in the margin, indicating a time when stones rather than metal were used as a standard of weight. Compare Deuteronomy 25:13.
A sermon (No. 642) delivered on Sunday morning, July 30, 1865, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it."--Proverbs 11:26. If I dared, I should always preach upon the comfortable promises and gracious doctrines of God's Word. I find it most delightful and easy work to expatiate upon those themes of revelation which abound in sweetness, and are full of savor and preciousness …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
To Win Souls Requires Wisdom.
The Controversy Ended
Thoughts Upon Worldly-Riches. Sect. Ii.
'You shall do no wrong in judgment, in measurement of weight, or capacity.
'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.
"You shall not have in your bag differing weights, a large and a small.
"For everyone who does these things, everyone who acts unjustly is an abomination to the LORD your God.
A just balance and scales belong to the LORD; All the weights of the bag are His concern.
Differing weights and differing measures, Both of them are abominable to the LORD.
Differing weights are an abomination to the LORD, And a false scale is not good.
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