New Living Translation
The LORD detests the use of dishonest scales, but he delights in accurate weights.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
11:1 A false balance - The use of all false weights and measures in commerce.
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Text.--He that winneth souls is wise.--Proverbs xi. 30. I PREACHED last Friday evening from the same text, on the method of dealing with sinners by private Christians. My object at this time is to take up the more public means of grace, with particular reference to the DUTIES OF MINISTERS. As I observed in my last lecture, wisdom is the choice and pursuit of the best end by the most appropriate means. The great end for which the Christian Ministry was appointed, is to glorify God in the salvation …
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"Do not use dishonest standards when measuring length, weight, or volume.
Your scales and weights must be accurate. Your containers for measuring dry materials or liquids must be accurate. I am the LORD your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt.
"You must use accurate scales when you weigh out merchandise,
All who cheat with dishonest weights and measures are detestable to the LORD your God.
The LORD demands accurate scales and balances; he sets the standards for fairness.
False weights and unequal measures--the LORD detests double standards of every kind.
The LORD detests double standards; he is not pleased by dishonest scales.
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