New International Version
The LORD detests dishonest scales, but accurate weights find favor with him.
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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A false balance is abomination - This refers to the balance itself deceitfully constructed, so that it is sooner turned at one end than at the other. This is occasioned by one end of the beam being longer than the other.
But a just weight - אבן שלמה eben shelemah, the perfect stone probably because weights were first made of stone; see the law, Deuteronomy 25:13-16 (note).
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"'Do not use dishonest standards when measuring length, weight or quantity.
Use honest scales and honest weights, an honest ephah and an honest hin. I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt.
Do not have two differing weights in your bag--one heavy, one light.
For the LORD your God detests anyone who does these things, anyone who deals dishonestly.
Honest scales and balances belong to the LORD; all the weights in the bag are of his making.
Differing weights and differing measures-- the LORD detests them both.
The LORD detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please him.
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