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

  • Valeie Lowery
    Understanding the word diverse, mixed or unblance weights and meassure.
    Meaning short changing or cheating people who are unaware of the actual cost of something. God don't like that!
    Ex: buyers something from the market and it weighs one amount, but when u get home u find something in it that added to the weigh and measure! Bummer
  • Lashon clark
    Its refreshing to no that if a person is truley of the spirit of god. And gossips on you . I will need to quickly separate from that false spirit
  • Gary Rodgers
    Verse 19
    Beware of people that try to pry into your affairs with their charm and flattery. Being known to be a gossiper they will surely carry their knowledge of you to the ears of others.
  • 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.

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