The LORD abhors dishonest scales, but accurate weights are his delight.
A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, But a just weight is His delight.
The LORD hates cheating, but he delights in honesty.
GOD hates cheating in the marketplace; he loves it when business is aboveboard.
Scales of deceit are hated by the Lord, but a true weight is his delight.
A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, but an accurate weight is his delight.
Dishonest scales are an abomination to the LORD, But a just weight is His delight.
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1 tn Heb “an abomination of the
2 tn Heb “scales of deception.” The genitive is attributive: “deceptive scales.” This refers to dishonesty in the market where silver was weighed in the scales. God condemns dishonest business practices (Deut 25:13-16; Lev 10:35-36), as did the ancient Near East (ANET 388, 423).
3 tn Heb “a perfect stone.” Stones were used for measuring amounts of silver on the scales; here the stone that pleases the