Proverbs 20:10

10 Differing weights and differing measures— the LORD detests them both.

Proverbs 20:10 in Other Translations

10 Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination to the LORD.
10 Unequal weights and unequal measures are both alike an abomination to the LORD.
10 False weights and unequal measures — the LORD detests double standards of every kind.
10 Switching price tags and padding the expense account are two things God hates.
10 Differing weights and varying measures- both are detestable to the Lord.

Proverbs 20:10 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 20:10

Divers weights, [and] divers measures
Or, "a stone and a stone, and an ephah and an ephah" F4. Stones being in old time used in weighing, and an "ephah" was a common measure among the Jews; and these ought not to be different; one stone or weight for buying, and another for selling; and one measure to buy goods in with, and another to sell out with; the one too heavy, the other too light; the one too large, and the other too scanty; whereby justice is not done between man and man; whereas they ought to be just and equal, ( Leviticus 19:35 Leviticus 19:36 ) ; both of them [are] alike abomination to the Lord;
who loves righteousness and hates iniquity, and requires of men to do justly; and abhors every act of injustice, and whatever is detrimental to men's properties; see ( Proverbs 11:1 ) ( 16:11 ) .


F4 So Montanus, Schulteus.

Proverbs 20:10 In-Context

8 When a king sits on his throne to judge, he winnows out all evil with his eyes.
9 Who can say, “I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin”?
10 Differing weights and differing measures— the LORD detests them both.
11 Even small children are known by their actions, so is their conduct really pure and upright?
12 Ears that hear and eyes that see— the LORD has made them both.

Cross References 1

  • 1. ver 23; S Proverbs 11:1
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