19:35 You must not do injustice in the regulation of measures, whether of length, weight, or volume. 1 19:36 You must have honest balances, 2 honest weights, an honest ephah, and an honest hin. 3 I am the Lord your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt.
1 tn That is, liquid capacity (HALOT 640 s.v. מְשׂוּרָה). Cf. ASV, NIV, NRSV, TEV “quantity”; NAB, NASB “capacity.”
2 tn Heb “balances of righteousness,” and so throughout this sentence.
3 sn An ephah is a dry measure which measures about four gallons, or perhaps one third of a bushel, while a hin is a liquid measure of about 3.6 liters (= approximately 1 quart).