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Proverbs 11:1 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— A false balance is an abomination to Jehovah; But a just weight is his delight.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— A false balance [is] abomination to the LORD: but a just weight [is] his delight.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, But a just weight is His delight.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— A false balance [is] abomination to the LORD: but a just weight [is] his delight.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— A false balance is an abomination to Jehovah; but a just weight is his delight.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— A deceptive balance, is an abomination to Yahweh, but, a full weight, is his delight.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Balances of deceit [are] an abomination to Jehovah, And a perfect weight [is] His delight.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— A deceitful balance is an abomination before the Lord: and a just weight is his will.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— A false ballance [is] abomination to the LORD: but a iust weight is his delight.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— False balances are an abomination before the Lord: but a just weight is acceptable unto him.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— A false balance [is] abomination to Yahweh: but a just weight [is] his delight.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
A false 4820
{4820} Prime
מִרְמָה
mirmah
{meer-maw'}
From H7411 in the sense of deceiving; fraud.
balance 3976
{3976} Prime
מֹאזֵן
mo'zen
{mo-zane'}
From H0239; (only in the dual) a pair of scales.
[is] abomination 8441
{8441} Prime
תּוֹעֵבָה
tow`ebah
{to-ay-baw'}
Feminine active participle of H8581; properly something disgusting (morally), that is, (as noun) an abhorrence; especially idolatry or (concretely) an idol.
to Yhw יָהוֶה: 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
but a just 8003
{8003} Prime
שָׁלֵם
shalem
{shaw-lame'}
From H7999; complete (literally or figuratively); especially friendly. (shalem used by mistake for a name.).
weight 68
{0068} Prime
אֶבֶן
'eben
{eh'-ben}
From the root of H1129 through the meaning, to build; a stone.
[is] his delight. 7522
{7522} Prime
רָצוֹן
ratsown
{raw-tsone'}
From H7521; delight.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 11:1

_ _ (Compare Margin). The Hebrews used stones for weights.

_ _ just — complete in measure.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 11:1

_ _ As religion towards God is a branch of universal righteousness (he is not an honest man that is not devout), so righteousness towards men is a branch of true religion, for he is not a godly man that is not honest, nor can he expect that his devotion should be accepted; for, 1. Nothing is more offensive to God than deceit in commerce. A false balance is here put for all manner of unjust and fraudulent practices in dealing with any person, which are all an abomination to the Lord, and render those abominable to him that allow themselves in the use of such accursed arts of thriving. It is an affront to justice, which God is the patron of, as well as a wrong to our neighbour, whom God is the protector of. Men make light of such frauds, and think there is no sin in that which there is money to be got by, and, while it passes undiscovered, they cannot blame themselves for it; a blot is no blot till it is hit, Hosea 12:7, Hosea 12:8. But they are not the less an abomination to God, who will be the avenger of those that are defrauded by their brethren. 2. Nothing is more pleasing to God than fair and honest dealing, nor more necessary to make us and our devotions acceptable to him: A just weight is his delight. He himself goes by a just weight, and holds the scale of judgment with an even hand, and therefore is pleased with those that are herein followers of him. A balance cheats, under pretence of doing right most exactly, and therefore is the greater abomination to God.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 11:1

A false balance — The use of all false weights and measures in commerce.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 11:1

A false (a) balance [is] abomination to the LORD: but a just weight [is] his delight.

(a) Under this word he condemns all false weights, measures and deceit.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
A false balance is:
Heb. Balances of deceit, are,
Proverbs 16:11 A just weight and balance [are] the LORD'S: all the weights of the bag [are] his work.
Proverbs 20:10 Divers weights, [and] divers measures, both of them [are] alike abomination to the LORD.
Proverbs 20:23 Divers weights [are] an abomination unto the LORD; and a false balance [is] not good.
Leviticus 19:35-36 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure. ... Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have: I [am] the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt.
Deuteronomy 25:13-16 Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and a small. ... For all that do such things, [and] all that do unrighteously, [are] an abomination unto the LORD thy God.
Hosea 12:7 [He is] a merchant, the balances of deceit [are] in his hand: he loveth to oppress.
Amos 8:5-6 Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit? ... That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; [yea], and sell the refuse of the wheat?
Micah 6:10-11 Are there yet the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the scant measure [that is] abominable? ... Shall I count [them] pure with the wicked balances, and with the bag of deceitful weights?

a just weight:
Heb. a perfect stone,
Proverbs 16:11 A just weight and balance [are] the LORD'S: all the weights of the bag [are] his work.
Ezekiel 45:10-12 Ye shall have just balances, and a just ephah, and a just bath. ... And the shekel [shall be] twenty gerahs: twenty shekels, five and twenty shekels, fifteen shekels, shall be your maneh.
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