Deuteronomy 25:13

13 Do not have two differing weights in your bag—one heavy, one light.

Deuteronomy 25:13 in Other Translations

13 Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and a small.
13 "You shall not have in your bag two kinds of weights, a large and a small.
13 “You must use accurate scales when you weigh out merchandise,
13 Don't carry around with you two weights, one heavy and the other light,
13 "You must not have two different weights in your bag, one heavy and one light.

Deuteronomy 25:13 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 25:13

Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights
Or, "a stone and a stone" F25; it being usual, in those times and countries, to have their weights of stone, as it was formerly with us here; we still say, that such a commodity is worth so much per stone, a stone being of such a weight; now these were not to be different:

a great and a small;
great weights, to buy with them, and small weights, to sell with them, as the Targum of Jonathan paraphrases it.


F25 (Nbaw Nba) "lapis et lapis", Montanus, Vatablus, Piscator.

Deuteronomy 25:13 In-Context

11 If two men are fighting and the wife of one of them comes to rescue her husband from his assailant, and she reaches out and seizes him by his private parts,
12 you shall cut off her hand. Show her no pity.
13 Do not have two differing weights in your bag—one heavy, one light.
14 Do not have two differing measures in your house—one large, one small.
15 You must have accurate and honest weights and measures, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Leviticus 19:35-37; Proverbs 11:1; Proverbs 20:23; Ezekiel 45:10; Micah 6:11
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