See SHEKELS, TALENT, BATH, EPHAH, etc.
Several words are so rendered in the Authorized Version. (1.) Those which are indefinite. (a) Hok, Isa 5:14, elsewhere "statute." (b) Mad, Job 11:9; Jer 13:25, elsewhere "garment." (c) Middah, the word most frequently thus translated, Ex 26:2,8, etc. (d) Mesurah, Le 19:35; 1Ch 23:29. (e) Mishpat, Jer 30:11, elsewhere "judgment." (f) Mithkoneth and token, Eze 45:11. (g) In New Testament metron, the usual Greek word thus rendered (Mt 7:2; 23:32; Mr 4:24).
(2.) Those which are definite. (a) 'Eyphah, De 25:14-15, usually "ephah." (b) Ammah, Jer 51:13, usually "cubit." (c) Kor, 1Ki 4:22, elsewhere "cor;" Greek koros, Lu 16:7. (d) Seah, Ge 18:6; 1Sa 25:18, a seah; Greek saton, Mt 13:33; Lu 13:21. (e) Shalish, "a great measure," Isa 40:12; literally a third, i.e., of an ephah. (f) In New Testament batos, Lu 16:6, the Hebrew "bath;" and choinix, Re 6:6, the choenix, equal in dry commodities to one-eighth of a modius.
So Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah, and said, "Quickly, prepare three measures of fine flour, knead it and make bread cakes."
"The length of each curtain shall be twenty-eight cubits, and the width of each curtain four cubits; all the curtains shall have the same measurements.
"The length of each curtain shall be thirty cubits, and the width of each curtain four cubits; the eleven curtains shall have the same measurements.
'You shall do no wrong in judgment, in measurement of weight, or capacity.
"You shall not have in your house differing measures, a large and a small. "You shall have a full and just weight; you shall have a full and just measure, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you.
Solomon's provision for one day was thirty kors of fine flour and sixty kors of meal,
"Its measure is longer than the earth And broader than the sea.
Therefore Sheol has enlarged its throat and opened its mouth without measure; And Jerusalem's splendor, her multitude, her din of revelry and the jubilant within her, descend into it.
Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, And marked off the heavens by the span, And calculated the dust of the earth by the measure, And weighed the mountains in a balance And the hills in a pair of scales?
"This is your lot, the portion measured to you From Me," declares the LORD, "Because you have forgotten Me And trusted in falsehood.
'For I am with you,' declares the LORD, 'to save you; For I will destroy completely all the nations where I have scattered you, Only I will not destroy you completely But I will chasten you justly And will by no means leave you unpunished.'
O you who dwell by many waters, Abundant in treasures, Your end has come, The measure of your end.
"The ephah and the bath shall be the same quantity, so that the bath will contain a tenth of a homer and the ephah a tenth of a homer; their standard shall be according to the homer.
"For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.
He spoke another parable to them, "The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three pecks of flour until it was all leavened."
"Fill up, then, the measure of the guilt of your fathers.
And He was saying to them, "Take care what you listen to. By your standard of measure it will be measured to you; and more will be given you besides.
"It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three pecks of flour until it was all leavened."
"And he said, 'A hundred measures of oil.' And he said to him, 'Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.' "Then he said to another, 'And how much do you owe?' And he said, 'A hundred measures of wheat.' He said to him, 'Take your bill, and write eighty.'
And I heard something like a voice in the center of the four living creatures saying, "A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not damage the oil and the wine."
Differing weights and differing measures, Both of them are abominable to the LORD.