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10 Bible Verses about Balances, Dishonest Use

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Leviticus 19:35-36

Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in measurement of land, in weight, or in other measure. 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.

Jeremiah 5:1

Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem and see now and find out and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that execute judgment, that seek the truth; and I will pardon the city.

Hosea 12:6-7

Therefore be thou converted unto thy God; keep mercy and judgment, and in thy God wait continually. He is a merchant who has the balances of deceit in his hand; he loves to oppress.

Amos 8:4-8

Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, and cut off the poor of the land, saying, When the month is over, we will sell the wheat; and after the sabbath day we will open the storehouse of bread, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit; that we may buy the poor for money and the needy for a pair of shoes and sell the refuse of the more.
The LORD has sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works. Shall not the land tremble for this, and every one mourn that dwells therein? and it shall all rise up as a flood, and it shall be cast out and sunk, as the river of Egypt.

Micah 6:10-13

Are there yet the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked and the scant measure that is abominable? Can I be pure with false balances and with a bag of deceitful weights? With which their rich men are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their more.
Therefore I have also made thee weak in smiting thee, in making thee desolate because of thy sins.

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