Proverbs 11:1

“A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A false ballance is abomination to the Lord: but a iust weight is his delight.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 11:1

  • I think this is saying that if you cheat, God isn 't very forgiving. But if you are honest you will be in his good grace.

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