New International Version
The merchant uses dishonest scales and loves to defraud.
King James Bible
He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loveth to oppress.
Darby Bible Translation
[He is] a merchant, balances of deceit are in his hand; he loveth to oppress.
World English Bible
A merchant has dishonest scales in his hand. He loves to defraud.
Young's Literal Translation
Canaan! in his hand are balances of deceit! To oppress he hath loved.
Hosea 12:7 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He is a merchant - Or a Canaanite; referring to the Phoenicians, famous for their traffic. Ephraim is as corrupt as those heathenish traffickers were. He kept, as many in all ages have done, a weight and a weight; a heavy one to buy with and a light one to sell by.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
a merchant. or, Canaan.
oppress. or, deceive.
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Motives to Holy Mourning
The Prophet Hosea.
The LORD detests dishonest scales, but accurate weights find favor with him.
By your great skill in trading you have increased your wealth, and because of your wealth your heart has grown proud.
saying, "When will the New Moon be over that we may sell grain, and the Sabbath be ended that we may market wheat?"-- skimping on the measure, boosting the price and cheating with dishonest scales,
Shall I acquit someone with dishonest scales, with a bag of false weights?
He said, "This is wickedness," and he pushed her back into the basket and pushed its lead cover down on it.
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