Reference to balances is found in ( Leviticus 19:36 ) They were in common use, gold and silver being paid out and received by weight. Reference is also made in ( Micah 6:11 ; Hosea 12:7 ) to the dishonest practice of buying by heavier and selling by lighter weights.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Balances'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".