Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit?

Be gone

Falsifying the balances by deceit

Bible References


Numbers 10:10
Also in the day of your gladness and in your solemn days and in the beginnings of your months, ye shall blow the trumpets over your burnt offerings and over the sacrifices of your peace, that they may be to you for a memorial before your God; I AM your God.
Numbers 28:11
And in the beginnings of your months ye shall offer a burnt offering unto the LORD: two young bullocks, and one ram, seven lambs of the first year without spot;
2 Kings 4:23
And he said, Why must thou go to him today? It is neither new moon nor sabbath. And she said, Peace.
Psalm 81:3
Blow the shofar in the new moon in the time appointed on our solemn feast day.
Isaiah 1:13
Bring no more vain oblations; the incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot stand them; iniquity and the solemn meeting.
Colossians 2:16
Let no one therefore judge you in food or in drink or in respect of a feast day or of the new moon or of the sabbath days,

Be gone

Malachi 1:13
And ye say, Behold, what a weariness it is! and ye have rejected it, said the LORD of the hosts; and ye brought that which was stolen or lame or sick and presented an offering: should this be acceptable unto me by your hand? said the LORD.

And the

Exodus 20:8
Thou shalt remember the sabbath day, to sanctify it.
Nehemiah 13:15
In those days I saw in Judah some treading wine presses on the sabbath and bringing in sheaves and lading asses with wine, grapes, figs, and all manner of burdens, which they brought into Jerusalem on the sabbath day; and I protested unto them the day in which they sold the food.
Isaiah 58:13
If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy will on my holy day; and call the sabbath the delightful, holy, glorious day of the LORD; and shalt honour him by not doing thine own ways, nor seeking thine own will, nor speaking thine own words:
Romans 8:6
For the prudence of the flesh is death, but the prudence of the Spirit, life and peace,


Leviticus 19:36
Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin shall ye have. I AM your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt.
Deuteronomy 25:13
Thou shalt not have in thy bag different weights, a great and a small.
Proverbs 11:1
A false balance is abomination to the LORD, but a just weight is his delight.
Proverbs 16:11
A just weight and balance are the LORD's; all the weights of the bag are his work.
Proverbs 20:23
Double weights are an abomination unto the LORD, and a false balance is not good.
Ezekiel 45:10
Ye shall have just balances and a just ephah and a just bath.
Micah 6:10
Are there yet the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked and the scant measure that is abominable?

Falsifying the balances by deceit

Hosea 12:7
He is a merchant who has the balances of deceit in his hand; he loves to oppress.

General references

Exodus 20:15
Thou shalt not steal.
Leviticus 25:14
And if thou sell anything unto thy neighbour or buy anything of thy neighbour's hand, ye shall not oppress one another.
Proverbs 4:17
For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.
Ezekiel 22:8
Thou hast despised my holy things and hast profaned my sabbaths.
Ezekiel 45:10
Ye shall have just balances and a just ephah and a just bath.