Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Proverbs 20:23

Context
NETBible

The Lord abhors 1  differing weights, and dishonest scales are wicked. 2 

XREF

Pr 20:10; Eze 45:10; Ho 12:7; Am 8:5

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).



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