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11 Bible Verses about Weights And Measures, Laws
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“You must not be unfair in measurements of length, weight, or volume. You are to have honest balances, honest weights, an honest dry measure, and an honest liquid measure; I am Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt.
“You must not have two different weights in your bag, one heavy and one light. You must not have two differing dry measures in your house, a larger and a smaller. You must have a full and honest weight, a full and honest dry measure, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. read more.
For everyone who does such things and acts unfairly is detestable to the Lord your God.
“This is what the Lord God says: You have gone too far, princes of Israel! Put away violence and oppression and do what is just and right. Put an end to your evictions of My people.” This is the declaration of the Lord God. “You must have honest scales, an honest dry measure, and an honest liquid measure.
Hear this, you who trample on the needy
and do away with the poor of the land, 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. We can buy the poor with silver
and the needy for a pair of sandals
and even sell the chaff!”
A merchant loves to extort
with dishonest scales in his hands. But Ephraim says:
“How rich I have become;
I made it all myself.
In all my earnings,
no one can find any crime in me
that I can be punished for!”
Are there still the treasures of wickedness
and the accursed short measure
in the house of the wicked? Can I excuse wicked scales
or bags of deceptive weights? For the wealthy of the city are full of violence,
and its residents speak lies;
the tongues in their mouths are deceitful.read more.
“As a result, I have begun to strike you severely,
bringing desolation because of your sins. You will eat but not be satisfied,
for there will be hunger within you.
What you acquire, you cannot save,
and what you do save,
I will give to the sword.
Dishonest scales are detestable to the Lord,
but an accurate weight is His delight.