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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CommentaryClarke'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
LibraryBread 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
The Tears of the Penitent.
How the Slothful and the Hasty are to be Admonished.
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.
The LORD detests dishonest scales, but accurate weights find favor with him.
The LORD detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please him.
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