Leviticus 19:35

35 “ ‘Do not use dishonest standards when measuring length, weight or quantity.

Leviticus 19:35 in Other Translations

KJV
35 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure.
ESV
35 "You shall do no wrong in judgment, in measures of length or weight or quantity.
NLT
35 “Do not use dishonest standards when measuring length, weight, or volume.
MSG
35 "Don't cheat when measuring length, weight, or quantity.
CSB
35 "You must not act unfairly in measurements of length, weight, or volume.

Leviticus 19:35 Meaning and Commentary

Leviticus 19:35

Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment
This is repeated from ( Leviticus 19:15 ) ; and in order to lead on to some other laws and instructions; though Aben Ezra thinks this is said in connection with the preceding words, and in reference to the stranger, agreeably to ( Deuteronomy 1:16 ) ; but Jarchi refers it to what follows concerning weights and measures, and observes, that a measurer is a judge; and if he acts deceitfully, he perverts judgment, and does that which is detestable and abominable, and is the cause of the five following things said of a judge; he defiles the land, and profanes the name of God, and causes the Shechinah or divine Majesty to remove, or causes Israel to fall by the sword, or carries them captive out of their land: in meteyard, in weight, or in measure;
the first of these, according to Jarchi, signifies the measure of land, of fields and so likewise of anything that is measured, not only by the rod or line, but by the yard or ell, as cloth and other things, whether broad or narrow, that are measured in their length; and the second may respect the weight of all sorts of things that are weighed in scales, as money in former times, as well as various sorts of goods; and the last has respect to the measure of both dry and liquid things, by the bushel, peck, quart, pint

Leviticus 19:35 In-Context

33 “ ‘When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them.
34 The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the LORD your God.
35 “ ‘Do not use dishonest standards when measuring length, weight or quantity.
36 Use honest scales and honest weights, an honest ephah and an honest hin. I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt.
37 “ ‘Keep all my decrees and all my laws and follow them. I am the LORD.’ ”

Cross References 1

  • 1. Deuteronomy 25:13-16