Proverbs 20:10

“Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination to the LORD.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Diuers weights, and diuers measures, both of them are alike abomination to the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Differing weights and differing measures, Both of them are abominable to the LORD.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Diverse weights, and diverse measures, Both of them alike are an abomination to Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Unequal weights and unequal measures, they are all disgusting to the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

Divers weights, divers measures, even both of them are abomination to Jehovah.
- Darby Bible

Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination to the LORD.
- Webster's Bible

Differing weights and differing measures, both of them alike are an abomination to Yahweh.
- World English Bible

A stone and a stone, an ephah and an ephah, Even both of them [are] an abomination to Jehovah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them alike are abomination to the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 20:10


20:10 Divers - One greater for shew and one lesser for use.


Discussion for Proverbs 20

  • Bud
    To Yolanda Jones: Go to verse 23 and see if that helps. The LORD detest differing weights and dishonest scales.
  • Michael C.
    Hi Yolanda; We could simply say, that we should judge right and equal in all things; but that would not put that verse completely in context of the whole proverb (5-12); which is about how God searches and knows us by our walking in His counsel, which He has put in our hearts; and our drawing out that understanding, unto purity and integrity in all our ways. Nothing else can commend us before Him!
  • Yolanda Jones
    I do not understand verse 10.
  • BSP
    Verse 29 shows that young ones can use their strength and power to bring glory to God.
  • Maebelle Youngblood
    Hi, Proverbs 20:21 supports our. Sunday School lesson, The Gift of Faith. Just sharing--Love, Rachel
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  • Nadine nelson-hawkins
    It means that as men we need to be humble and that it's not about us, let our spirit of God represent him because if we are the light then we must shine because as a servant of the Lord it's the closet people will see of him. Our spirit should show his work.

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