Proverbs 16:11

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A iust weight and ballance are the Lords: all the weights of the bagge are his worke.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A just balance and scales belong to the LORD; All the weights of the bag are His concern.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A just balance and scales are Jehovah's; All the weights of the bag are his work.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

The just balance and scales are Jehovah's; all the weights of the bag are his work.
- Darby Bible

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

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

A just beam and balances [are] Jehovah's, His work [are] all the stones of the bag.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A just balance and scales are the LORD'S; all the weights of the bag are His work.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 16:11


16:11 The Lord's - Are made by his direction and appointment, so that no man can alter them without violating God's rights and authority.


Discussion for Proverbs 16

  • Brianna
    Vs. 9 TRUTH! Let us not become down hearted when a situation does not go the way intended. If we have prayed for God direction, and allow him to act in our behalf, then perhaps Jehovah God will do things in a way that will be beneficial in the long run.
  • Irene123
    To Robt. Androvic, Pro.16:1 on 7/18/'15; As many times as I've read that scripture - I never saw that!! Thank-you. (Acts2:38)
  • Irene123
    V. 9 - man proposes, God disposes
  • Created life
    God created the heavens and the earth nothing come through the father except through him.
  • Joyce Ballentine
    Proverbs 16:16 "How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver." MY MY MY!!! ONLY THE LORD THROUGH HIS WORD CAN GIVE US THE INSIGHT TO LIVE A BLESSED AND SUCCESSFUL LIFE IN THIS WORLD THAT IS FULL OF SIN AND DECIET! SATAN, WHO IS THE PRINCE OF THIS WORLD TRIES TO MAKE US THINK MONEY WILL SOLVE EVERYTHING, BUT ITS A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO HAD MONEY OVERDOSING OR COMMITTING SU
  • Joyce Ballentine
    Proverbs 16:9 "In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps." LOOKING BACK OVER MY LIFE I KNOW THAT GOD HAS ALREADY ESTABLISHED MY STEPS NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES I MADE THE WRONG STEPS. TRULY HIS GRACE IS SUFFICIENT IN MY LIFE! REMEMBER: THE LORD HAS THE BEST PLANS FOR OUR LIVES RATHER WE KNOW IT OR NOT! AMEN! GLORY BE TO GOD!!!

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