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NAVE: Balances
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Balances

Balances [NAVE]

BALANCES
Used for weighing, Job 31:6; Isa. 40:12, 15; Ezek. 5:1.
Money weighed with, Isa. 46:6; Jer. 32:10.
Must be just, Lev. 19:36; Prov. 16:11; Ezek. 45:10.
False balance used, Hos. 12:7; Amos 8:5; Mic. 6:11; an abomination, Prov. 11:1; 20:23.
Figurative
Job 6:2; 31:6; Psa. 62:9; Isa. 40:12; Dan. 5:27; Rev. 6:5.

BALANCES [SMITH]

Reference to balances is found in (Leviticus 19:36) They were in common use, gold and silver being paid out and received by weight. Reference is also made in (Micah 6:11; Hosea 12:7) to the dishonest practice of buying by heavier and selling by lighter weights.


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