Proverbs 20:10

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

Read Proverbs 20:10 Using Other Translations

Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination to the LORD.
Unequal weights and unequal measures are both alike an abomination to the LORD.
False weights and unequal measures — the LORD detests double standards of every kind.

What does Proverbs 20:10 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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.
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