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

New Living Translation
The LORD detests the use of dishonest scales, but he delights in accurate weights.

English Standard Version
A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, but a just weight is his delight.

Berean Study Bible
Dishonest scales are an abomination to the LORD, but an accurate weight is His delight.

King James Bible
A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.

New King James Version
Dishonest scales are an abomination to the LORD, But a just weight is His delight.

New American Standard Bible
A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, But a just weight is His delight.

NASB 1995
A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, But a just weight is His delight.

NASB 1977
A False balance is an abomination to the LORD, But a just weight is His delight.

Amplified Bible
A false balance and dishonest business practices are extremely offensive to the LORD, But an accurate scale is His delight.

Christian Standard Bible
Dishonest scales are detestable to the LORD, but an accurate weight is his delight.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Dishonest scales are detestable to the LORD, but an accurate weight is His delight.

American Standard Version
A false balance is an abomination to Jehovah; But a just weight is his delight.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
LORD JEHOVAH despises the scales of deceit and he is pleased with correct scales.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
False balances are an abomination before the Lord: but a just weight is acceptable unto him.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD hates anyone who cheats, but he likes everyone who is honest.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A deceitful balance is an abomination before the Lord: and a just weight is his will.

English Revised Version
A FALSE balance is an abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.

Good News Translation
The LORD hates people who use dishonest scales. He is happy with honest weights.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Dishonest scales are disgusting to the LORD, but accurate weights are pleasing to him.

International Standard Version
The LORD hates false scales, but he delights in accurate weights.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A false balance is an abomination to the LORD; But a perfect weight is His delight.

Literal Standard Version
Balances of deceit [are] an abomination to YHWH, And a perfect weight [is] His delight.

NET Bible
The LORD abhors dishonest scales, but an accurate weight is his delight.

New Heart English Bible
A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, but accurate weights are 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Dishonest Scales
1Dishonest scales are an abomination to the LORD, but an accurate weight is His delight. 2When pride comes, disgrace follows, but with humility comes wisdom.…

Cross References
Leviticus 19:35
You must not use dishonest measures of length, weight, or volume.

Leviticus 19:36
You shall maintain honest scales and weights, an honest ephah, and an honest hin. I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 25:13
You shall not have two differing weights in your bag, one heavy and one light.

Deuteronomy 25:16
For everyone who behaves dishonestly in regard to these things is detestable to the LORD your God.

Proverbs 16:11
Honest scales and balances are from the LORD; all the weights in the bag are His concern.

Proverbs 20:10
Differing weights and unequal measures--both are detestable to the LORD.

Proverbs 20:23
Unequal weights are detestable to the LORD, and dishonest scales are no good.


Treasury of Scripture

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

a just weight

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

Ezekiel 45:10-12
Ye shall have just balances, and a just ephah, and a just bath…









XI.

(1) A false balance is abomination to the Lord.--A similar proverb is found in Proverbs 20:23, and praise of just weights, Proverbs 16:11; Proverbs 20:10. The repetition suggests that this form of cheating had become common in the time of Solomon, when the commerce of Israel began to develop. If so, there would be good reason for these frequent warnings, for it would have been useless to raise the superstructure of a religious life, as is the intention of this book, without first laying the foundation of common honesty between man and man.

A just weight.--Literally, stone, stones having been used for weights from early times. (Comp. Leviticus 19:36.) A standard weight, "the king's stone," seems to have been kept by David (2Samuel 14:26). . . .

Verse 1. - A false balance; literally, balances of deceit (Proverbs 20:23). The repetition of the injunctions of Deuteronomy 25:13, 14 and Leviticus 19:35, 36 points to fraud consequent on increased commercial dealings, and the necessity of moral and religious considerations to control practices which the civil authority could not adequately supervise. The standard weights and measures were deposited in the sanctuary (Exodus 30:13; Leviticus 27:25; 1 Chronicles 23:29), but cupidity was not to be restrained by law, and the prophets had continually to inveigh against this besetting sin (see Ezekiel 45:10; Amos 8:5; Micah 6:11). Honesty and integrity are at the foundation of social duties, which the author is now teaching. Hence comes the reiteration of these warnings (Proverbs 16:11; Proverbs 20:10). A just weight; literally, a perfect stone, stones having been used as weights from early times. So we read (2 Samuel 14:26) that Absalom weighed his hair "by the king's stone" (eben).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Dishonest
מִ֭רְמָה (mir·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4820: Deceit, treachery

scales
מֹאזְנֵ֣י (mō·zə·nê)
Noun - mdc
Strong's 3976: A pair of scales

are an abomination
תּוֹעֲבַ֣ת (tō·w·‘ă·ḇaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8441: Something disgusting, an abhorrence, idolatry, an idol

to the LORD,
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

but an accurate
שְׁלֵמָ֣ה (šə·lê·māh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 8003: Complete, safe, at peace

weight
וְאֶ֖בֶן (wə·’e·ḇen)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 68: A stone

is His delight.
רְצוֹנֽוֹ׃ (rə·ṣō·w·nōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7522: Goodwill, favor, acceptance, will


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