Proverbs 11:1

“A false ballance is abomination to the Lord: but a iust weight is his delight.”

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Other Translations

A false balance [is] abomination to the LORD: but a just weight [is] his delight.
- King James Version

A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, But a just weight is His delight.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A false balance is an abomination to Jehovah; But a just weight is his delight.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Scales of deceit are hated by the Lord, but a true weight is his delight.
- Basic English Bible

A false balance is an abomination to Jehovah; but a just weight is his delight.
- Darby Bible

A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.
- Webster's Bible

A false balance is an abomination to Yahweh, but accurate weights are his delight.
- World English Bible

Balances of deceit [are] an abomination to Jehovah, And a perfect weight [is] His delight.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A false balance is an abomination to the LORD; but a perfect weight is His delight.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 11:1


11:1 A false balance - The use of all false weights and measures in commerce.


Discussion for Proverbs 11

  • Patty Tozi
    Today take time to change your life, by doing something different. Give GOD THE GLORY FIRST. Then be there for someone who needs you. Then focus on yourself. What would relax you from all your problems? What would calm you enough that you and God would become one. What would calm your sole so that you could hear the sounds of His Creations. Walk among the silence of GOD. Listen intently to Him:
  • Patty Tozi
    Today take time to change your life, by doing something different. Give GOD THE GLORY FIRST. Then be there for someone who needs you. Then focus on yourself. What would relax you from all your problems? What would calm you enough that you and God would become one. What would calm your sole so that you could hear the sounds of His Creations. Walk among the silence of GOD. Listen intently to Him:
  • Rev. Quesenberry
    Verse 4; all the wealth in the world cannot help when Gods judgement comes. But righteousness delivers us from death. God gives live to the ones who live a holy life. Hebrews 12 says without holiness no person shall see God. In the Old Testament days the Holy Ghost did not live inside people. That came-at Pentacost. Folks would just live right or not by the law and sacrificial system.Jesus fixed.
  • Rhonda tubbs
    Love proverbs one of my favorite books , Awsome.
  • Rhode Island Pastor
    A thought in respect to Proverbs 11:30: He that winneth souls is wise.

    Satan is selfish and an adversary, and although his time is short, he tries to get as many souls to follow him and end in the lake of fire.

    We bible-believers, in contrast, ought to be UN-selfish, as ministers of reconciliation, knowing our time is short, ought to get as many souls to follow Jesus Christ. Opposite of Satan.
  • BSP
    Verse 20: Our actions can have a great impact on how God views us and we have the opportunity to bring pleasure to God.

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