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10 Bible Verses about Balances, Dishonest Use
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‘You shall do no wrong in judgment, in measurement of weight, or capacity. You shall have just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin; I am the Lord your God, who brought you out from the land of Egypt.
Differing weights and differing measures,
Both of them are abominable to the Lord.
A false balance is an abomination to the Lord,
But a just weight is His delight.
“Roam to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem,
And look now and take note.
And seek in her open squares,
If you can find a man,
If there is one who does justice, who seeks truth,
Then I will pardon her.
Therefore, return to your God,
Observe kindness and justice,
And wait for your God continually.
A merchant, in whose hands are false balances,
He loves to oppress.
Hear this, you who trample the needy, to do away with the humble of the land, 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,
So as to buy the helpless for money
And the needy for a pair of sandals,
And that we may sell the refuse of the wheat?”
The Lord has sworn by the pride of Jacob,
“Indeed, I will never forget any of their deeds.
“Because of this will not the land quake
And everyone who dwells in it mourn?
Indeed, all of it will rise up like the Nile,
And it will be tossed about
And subside like the Nile of Egypt.
“Is there yet a man in the wicked house,
Along with treasures of wickedness
And a short measure that is cursed?
“Can I justify wicked scales
And a bag of deceptive weights?
“For the rich men of the city are full of violence,
Her residents speak lies,
And their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.
“So also I will make you sick, striking you down,
Desolating you because of your sins.
- Dishonest (43 instances)
- Abominations, To God
- Balances, For Business
- Buying and selling
- Covenant breakers
- Deception, Forbidden By God
- Dishonesty Condemned
- God, Will Of
- Just Weights
- Money, Stewardship Of
- Right Measures
- Social duties
- Weights And Measures, Laws
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