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Proverbs 16:11

    Proverbs 16:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    A just weight and balance are the LORD's: all the weights of the bag are his work.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    A just weight and balance are the LORD's: all the weights of the bag are his work.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    A just balance and scales are Jehovah's; All the weights of the bag are his work.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    True measures and scales are the Lord's: all the weights of the bag are his work.

    Webster's Revision

    A just balance and scales are Jehovah's; All the weights of the bag are his work.

    World English Bible

    Honest balances and scales are Yahweh's; all the weights in the bag are his work.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    A just balance and scales are the LORD'S: all the weights of the bag are his work.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 16:11

    All the weights of the bag are his - Alluding, probably, to the standard weights laid up in a bag in the sanctuary, and to which all weights in common use in the land were to be referred, in order to ascertain whether they were just: but some think the allusion is to the weights carried about by merchants in their girdles, by which they weigh the money, silver and gold, that they take in exchange for their merchandise. As the Chinese take no coin but gold and silver by weight, they carry about with them a sort of small steelyard, by which they weigh those metals taken in exchange.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 16:11

    See Proverbs 11:1 note. People are not to think that trade lies outside the divine law. God has commanded there also all that belongs to truth and right.