Proverbs 16:11
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New International Version
Honest scales and balances belong to the LORD; all the weights in the bag are of his making.

King James Bible
A just weight and balance are the LORD'S: all the weights of the bag are his work.

Darby Bible Translation
The just balance and scales are Jehovah's; all the weights of the bag are his work.

World English Bible
Honest balances and scales are Yahweh's; all the weights in the bag are his work.

Young's Literal Translation
A just beam and balances are Jehovah's, His work are all the stones of the bag.

Proverbs 16:11 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

All the weights of the bag are his - Alluding, probably, to the standard weights laid up in a bag in the sanctuary, and to which all weights in common use in the land were to be referred, in order to ascertain whether they were just: but some think the allusion is to the weights carried about by merchants in their girdles, by which they weigh the money, silver and gold, that they take in exchange for their merchandise. As the Chinese take no coin but gold and silver by weight, they carry about with them a sort of small steelyard, by which they weigh those metals taken in exchange.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Proverbs 11:1 A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.

Proverbs 20:10,23 Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination to the LORD...

Leviticus 19:35,36 You shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in length, in weight, or in measure...

Deuteronomy 25:13-15 You shall not have in your bag divers weights, a great and a small...

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

Hosea 12:7 He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loves to oppress.

Amos 8:5 Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small...

Micah 6:11 Shall I count them pure with the wicked balances, and with the bag of deceitful weights?


April 27. "The Sweetness of the Lips" (Prov. xvi. 21).
"The sweetness of the lips" (Prov. xvi. 21). Spiritual conditions are inseparably connected with our physical life. The flow of the divine life-currents may be interrupted by a little clot of blood; the vital current may leak out through a very trifling wound. If you want to keep the health of Christ, keep from all spiritual sores, from all heart wounds and irritations. One hour of fretting will wear out more vitality than a week of work; and one minute of malignity, or rankling jealousy or envy
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

What I Think of Myself and what God Thinks of Me
'All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weigheth the spirits.'--PROVERBS xvi. 2. 'All the ways of a man'--then there is no such thing as being conscious of having gone wrong, and having got into miry and foul ways? Of course there is; and equally of course a broad statement such as this of my text is not to be pressed into literal accuracy, but is a simple, general assertion of what we all know to be true, that we have a strange power of blinding ourselves as to what is wrong
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Abandonment to God --Its Fruit and Its Irrevocability --In what it Consists --God Exhorts us to It.
It is here that true abandonment and consecration to God should commence, by our being deeply convinced that all which happens to us moment by moment is the will of God, and therefore all that is necessary to us. This conviction will render us contented with everything, and will make us see the commonest events in God, and not in the creature. I beg of you, whoever you may be, who are desirous of giving yourselves to God, not to take yourselves back when once you are given to Him, and to remember
Jeanne Marie Bouvières—A Short Method Of Prayer And Spiritual Torrents

The Providence of God
Q-11: WHAT ARE GOD'S WORKS OF PROVIDENCE? A: God's works of providence are the acts of his most holy, wise, and powerful government of his creatures, and of their actions. Of the work of God's providence Christ says, My Father worketh hitherto and I work.' John 5:17. God has rested from the works of creation, he does not create any new species of things. He rested from all his works;' Gen 2:2; and therefore it must needs be meant of his works of providence: My Father worketh and I work.' His kingdom
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

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