Proverbs 20:10
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New International Version
Differing weights and differing measures-- the LORD detests them both.

King James Bible
Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination to the LORD.

Darby Bible Translation
Divers weights, divers measures, even both of them are abomination to Jehovah.

World English Bible
Differing weights and differing measures, both of them alike are an abomination to Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
A stone and a stone, an ephah and an ephah, Even both of them are an abomination to Jehovah.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Divers weights and divers measures - A peise and a peise; - Old MS. Bible: from the French pois, weight. Hebrew: "A stone and a stone; an ephah and an ephah." One the standard, the other below it; one to buy with, the other to sell by.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

divers weights and measures or a stone and a stone, an ephah and an ephah

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

both

Proverbs 20:23 Divers weights are an abomination to the LORD; and a false balance is not good.

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

Proverbs 16:11 A just weight and balance are the LORD's: all the weights of the bag are his work.

Leviticus 19:35 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...

Amos 8:4-7 Hear this, O you that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail...

Micah 6:10,11 Are there yet the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the scant measure that is abominable...

abomination

Deuteronomy 7:25,26 The graven images of their gods shall you burn with fire: you shall not desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it to you...

Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters...

Library
Bread and Gravel
'"Bread of deceit" is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.'--PROVERBS xx. 17. 'Bread of deceit' is a somewhat ambiguous phrase, which may mean either of two things, and perhaps means both. It may either mean any good obtained by deceit, or good which deceives in its possession. In the former signification it would appear to have reference primarily to unjustly gotten gain, while in the latter it has a wider meaning and applies to all the worthless treasures and lying
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Sluggard's Reproof
A Sermon (No. 2766) intended for reading on Lord's Day, February 16, 1902 delivered by C.H. Spurgeon at New Park Street Chapel, Southwark on a Thursday Evening, during the Winter of 1859. "The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing." {cold: or, winter}-- Proverbs 20:4. Laziness is the crying sin of Eastern nations. I believe that the peculiar genius of the Anglo-Saxon character prevents our being, as a nation, guilty of that sin. Perhaps
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

The Tears of the Penitent.
Adversity had taught David self-restraint, had braced his soul, had driven him to grasp firmly the hand of God. And prosperity had seemed for nearly twenty years but to perfect the lessons. Gratitude had followed deliverance, and the sunshine after the rain had brought out the fragrance of devotion and the blossoms of glad songs. A good man, and still more a man of David's age at the date of his great crime, seldom falls so low, unless there has been previous, perhaps unconscious, relaxation of the
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David

How the Slothful and the Hasty are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 16.) Differently to be admonished are the slothful and the hasty. For the former are to be persuaded not to lose, by putting it off, the good they have to do; but the latter are to be admonished lest, while they forestall the time of good deeds by inconsiderate haste, they change their meritorious character. To the slothful therefore it is to be intimated, that often, when we will not do at the right time what we can, before long, when we will, we cannot. For the very indolence of
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Cross References
Leviticus 19:36
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.

Proverbs 11:1
The LORD detests dishonest scales, but accurate weights find favor with him.

Proverbs 20:23
The LORD detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please him.

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