Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

Saying, When will the month pass through, and we will sell grain? and the Sabbath, and we will open wheat to diminish the ephah, and to enlarge the shekel, and to make crooked the balance of deceit?

New American Standard Bible

saying,
“When will the new moon be over,
So that we may sell grain,
And the sabbath, that we may open the wheat market,
To make the bushel smaller and the shekel bigger,
And to cheat with dishonest scales,

King James Version

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?

Holman Bible

asking, “When will the New Moon be over
so we may sell grain,
and the Sabbath,
so we may market wheat?
We can reduce the measure
while increasing the price
and cheat with dishonest scales.

International Standard Version

and who are saying, "When will the New Moon fade so we may sell grain, and the Sabbath conclude so we may market winnowed wheat? shortchanging the measure, raising the price, falsifying the scales by treachery,

A Conservative Version

saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell grain? And the Sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and dealing falsely with balances of deceit,

American Standard Version

saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell grain? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and dealing falsely with balances of deceit;

Amplified

saying,

“When will the New Moon [festival] be over
So that we may sell grain,
And the Sabbath ended so that we may open the wheat market,
Making the ephah [measure] smaller and the shekel bigger [that is, selling less for a higher price]
And to cheat by falsifying the scales,

Bible in Basic English

Saying, When will the new moon be gone, so that we may do trade in grain? and the Sabbath, so that we may put out in the market the produce of our fields? making the measure small and the price great, and trading falsely with scales of deceit;

Darby Translation

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 for deceit:

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

saying, "When will the new moon be over, so that we can sell grain? And the Sabbath, so that we can open the grain bins, that we can make [the] ephah small and make [the] shekel large, and can practice deceit [with] a set of scales of deceit?

Modern King James verseion

saying, When will the new moon be gone so that we may sell grain? And the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small and the shekel great, and perverting the balances by deceit;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"When will the new month be gone, that we may sell victuals; and the Sabbath, that we may have scarceness of corn; to make the bushel less, and the Sicle greater?

NET Bible

You say, "When will the new moon festival be over, so we can sell grain? When will the Sabbath end, so we can open up the grain bins? We're eager to sell less for a higher price, and to cheat the buyer with rigged scales!

New Heart English Bible

Saying, 'When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell grain? And the Sabbath, that we may market wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel large, and dealing falsely with balances of deceit;

The Emphasized Bible

Who say, When will the new moon, pass away, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath that we may open grain? who diminish the ephah, and increase the shekel, and who falsify by deceitful weights:

Webster

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?

World English Bible

Saying, 'When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell grain? And the Sabbath, that we may market wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel large, and dealing falsely with balances of deceit;

Youngs Literal Translation

Saying, When doth the new moon pass, And we sell ground corn? And the sabbath, and we open out pure corn? To make little the ephah, And to make great the shekel, And to use perversely balances of deceit.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
When will the new moon
חדשׁ 
Chodesh 
Usage: 279

be gone
עבר 
`abar 
over, pass, through, pass by, go, away, pass on,
Usage: 557

שׁבר 
Shabar 
Usage: 21

שׁבר 
Sheber 
Usage: 9

and the sabbath
שׁבּת 
Shabbath 
Usage: 111

פּתח 
Pathach 
Usage: 143

בּר בּר 
Bar 
Usage: 14

אפה איפה 
'eyphah 
Usage: 40

קטן 
Qaton 
Usage: 4

and the shekel
שׁקל 
Sheqel 
Usage: 88

גּדל 
Gadal 
Usage: 115

the balances
מאזן 
Mo'zen 
Usage: 15

Context Readings

A Basket Of Ripe Fruit

4 Hear this, ye, panting after the needy, to cause the humble of the, land to cease. 5 Saying, When will the month pass through, and we will sell grain? and the Sabbath, and we will open wheat to diminish the ephah, and to enlarge the shekel, and to make crooked the balance of deceit? 6 To buy the poor with silver, and the needy for shoes; and we will sell the refuse of the grain.



Cross References

Hosea 12:7

Canaan in his hand, the balances of deceit: he loved to oppress.

2 Kings 4:23

And he will say, Wherefore goest thou to him this day? not new moon, and not Sabbath. And she will say, Peace.

Micah 6:10-11

Are there yet treasures of injustice in the house of the unjust, and the ephah of leanness being cursed?

Exodus 20:8-10

Remember the day of the Sabbath to consecrate it

Leviticus 19:36

Just balances, just stones, a just ephah, and a just hin shall be to you: I Jehovah your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt.

Numbers 10:10

And in the day of your gladness, and in your appointments, and in the heads of your mouths, and ye shall sound with the trumpets over your burnt-offerings and over the sacrifices of your peace; and they were to you for a remembrance before your God: I am Jehovah your God.

Numbers 28:11-15

And in the beginnings of your months, ye shall bring near a burnt-offering to Jehovah; two bullocks, sons of a cow, and one ram, seven blameless lambs, sons of a year;

Deuteronomy 25:13-16

There shall not be to thee in thy receptacle a stone and a stone, great and small.

Nehemiah 13:15-21

In those days I saw in Judah those treading the wine-presses in the Sabbath, and bringing in the sheaves, and loading upon the asses; and also wine, grapes, and figs, and every burden, and bringing into Jerusalem in the day of the Sabbath: and I shall testify in the day of their selling provision.

Psalm 81:3-4

Strike ye the trumpet in the new in the full moon, for the day of our festival.

Proverbs 11:1

Balances of deceit, an abomination of Jehovah: and a whole stone his delight

Proverbs 16:11

Weighing and balances of judgment are to Jehovah, and his work all the stones of the bag.

Proverbs 20:23

An abomination of Jehovah stone and stone; and the balance of deceit is not good.

Isaiah 1:13

Ye shall not add to bring gifts of iniquity; incense, this an abomination to me; the new moon and the Sabbath, the calling of the assembly; I shall not be able to bear vanity and restraining.

Isaiah 58:13

If thou shalt turn back thy foot from the Sabbath, doing thy delight in my holy day; and thou calledst to the Sabbath a delight for the holy of Jehovah, being honored; and thou honoredst him from doing thy ways, from finding thy delight, and speaking the word.

Ezekiel 45:10-12

A just balance, and a just ephah, and a just bath, shall be to you.

Malachi 1:13

And ye said, Behold, what a weariness! and ye puffed at it, said Jehovah of armies; and ye brought the spoiled and the lame, and the sick; and ye brought the gift: shall I accept it from your hand? said Jehovah.

Romans 8:6-7

For the thought of the flesh, death; and the thought of the Spirit, life and peace.

Colossians 2:16

Therefore let not any judge you in food, or in drink, or in turn of festival, or of the new moon, or of sabbaths:

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