Proverbs 20:23

NET ©

The Lord abhors differing weights, and dishonest scales are wicked.

NIV ©

The LORD detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please him.

NASB ©

Differing weights are an abomination to the LORD, And a false scale is not good.

NLT ©

The LORD despises double standards; he is not pleased by dishonest scales.

MSG ©

GOD hates cheating in the marketplace; rigged scales are an outrage.

BBE ©

Unequal weights are disgusting to the Lord, and false scales are not good.

NRSV ©

Differing weights are an abomination to the LORD, and false scales are not good.

NKJV ©

Diverse weights are an abomination to the LORD, And dishonest scales are not good.

KJV
Divers weights
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[are] an abomination
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unto the LORD
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and a false
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balance
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[is] not good
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{a false...: Heb. balance of deceit}
HEBREW
bwj
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al
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hmrm
<04820>
ynzamw
<03976>
Nbaw
<068>
Nba
<068>
hwhy
<03068>
tbewt (20:23)
<08441>
LXXM
bdelugma
<946>  
N-NSN
kuriw
<2962>  
N-DSM
disson
 
A-NSN
staymion
 
N-NSN
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
zugov
<2218>  
N-NSN
doliov
<1386>  
A-NSM
ou
<3364>  
ADV
kalon
<2570>  
A-NSN
enwpion
<1799>  
ADV
autou
<846>  
D-GSM
NET © [draft] ITL
The Lord
<03068>
abhors
<08441>
differing
<02896>
weights
<068>

<068>
, and dishonest
<04820>
scales
<03976>
are wicked.
NET © Notes

tn Heb “an abomination of the Lord.” This expression features a subjective genitive: “the Lord abhors.”

tn Heb “not good.” This is a figure known as tapeinosis – a deliberate understatement to emphasize a worst-case scenario: “it is wicked!” (e.g., 11:1; 20:10).