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

  • BSP
    Verse 22 shows that we need to wait on God to take care of the unjust things that we go through. He is fully aware of all the factors and he knows best how to deal with such things.
  • Nola Brown
    Proverbs 20:24 - I believe it is emphasizing the impossibility of human-being to understand his actions
  • Irene123
    Thank-you for your concern for His truth. I have known for 50 yrs. His name is Jesus - Acts 2:38. It is nice to see others on here.
  • Mr. Smith
    Irene, God HAS HAD mercy on souls. His name is Jesus and his dying for those souls and sending the Holy Spirit. Now it's up to those very souls to have mercy on themselves by accepting that sacrifice and allowing the H.S. to comfort and guide them into the abundance and joy of the Kingdom of God...which, by the way, is already in us. Luke 17:20-21
  • Irene123
    Pro.20:1 - May God have mercy on souls ................
  • Brianna
    Vs. 1 I believe Carolyn hit it on the head. Good point about the first miracle Jesus performed. When in moderation, wine is an enjoyment. However, as with anything, our loving father warns us about over-indulging.

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