Hosea 12:7

7 The merchant uses dishonest scales and loves to defraud.

Hosea 12:7 in Other Translations

KJV
7 He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loveth to oppress.
ESV
7 A merchant, in whose hands are false balances, he loves to oppress.
NLT
7 But no, the people are like crafty merchants selling from dishonest scales— they love to cheat.
MSG
7 The businessmen engage in wholesale fraud. They love to rip people off!
CSB
7 A merchant loves to extort with dishonest scales in his hands.

Hosea 12:7 In-Context

5 the LORD God Almighty, the LORD is his name!
6 But you must return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always.
7 The merchant uses dishonest scales and loves to defraud.
8 Ephraim boasts, “I am very rich; I have become wealthy. With all my wealth they will not find in me any iniquity or sin.”
9 “I have been the LORD your God ever since you came out of Egypt; I will make you live in tents again, as in the days of your appointed festivals.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Leviticus 19:36; Amos 8:5
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