From the root of H1129
through the meaning, to build
; a stone
] an abomination
Feminine active participle of H8581
; properly something disgusting
(morally), that is, (as noun) an abhorrence
; especially idolatry
or (concretely) an idol
; (the) self Existent
or eternal; Jehovah
, Jewish national name of God.
and a false
in the sense of deceiving
; (only in the dual) a pair of scales
; a primitive particle; not
(the simple or abstract negation); by implication no
; often used with other particles.
(as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good
, a good
thing, a good
man or woman; the good
men or women), also as an adverb (well
_ _ This is to the same purport with what was said Proverbs 20:20. 1. It is here repeated, because it is a sin that God doubly hates (as lying, which is of the same nature with this sin, is mentioned twice among the seven things that God hates, Proverbs 6:17, Proverbs 6:19), and because it was probably a sin very much practised at that time in Israel, and therefore made light of as if there were no harm in it, under pretence that, being commonly used, there was no trading without it. 2. It is here added, A false balance is not good, to intimate that it is not only abominable to God, but unprofitable to the sinner himself; there is really no good to be got by it, no, not a good bargain, for a bargain made by fraud will prove a losing bargain in the end.
Proverbs 20:10 Divers weights, [and] divers measures, both of them [are] alike abomination to the LORD.
Ezekiel 45:10 Ye shall have just balances, and a just ephah, and a just bath.
- a false balance:
- Heb. balances of deceit,
Hosea 12:7 [He is] a merchant, the balances of deceit [are] in his hand: he loveth to oppress.
Amos 8:5 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?
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