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Reference: Balances


Moznayim, ?????, a pair of balances or scales: such are seen on the Egyptian monuments, with the weights in one scale and the article to be weighed in the other. They were needful also in early days for weighing the money: when Abraham bought a burying place he "weighed to Ephron the silver." Ge 23:16: cf. Jer 32:10. Job asked to be weighed in an even balance, Job 31:6: cf. Le 19:36; Eze 45:10, for men contrived to falsify the balance, as well as the weights, which was an abomination to the Lord. Pr 11:1; 16:11; Ho 12:7; Am 8:5. In Isa 46:6 another Hebrew word is used, qaneh, which signifies a reed, rod or beam, which may refer to the beam of the scales, for it is not known that the steel-yard was then in use. In Re 6:5 the rider on the black horse had a pair of balances with which to weigh out the food, showing that great scarcity will be one of God's judgements in the future.

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Reference to balances is found in

Le 19:36

They were in common use, gold and silver being paid out and received by weight. Reference is also made in

Mic 6:11; Ho 12:7

to the dishonest practice of buying by heavier and selling by lighter weights.

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