Proverbs 20:23

Divers weights are an abomination unto the LORD; and a false balance is not good.
– Proverbs 20:23

Dishonest business and trade practices have been addressed previously (Proverbs 11:1; 20:10), and all the same implications persist (See commentary 11:1 and 20:10). God is sovereign, meaning the just standard of measure is in his hand and he also sees through all deceptions and will judge justly. If we read this proverb with the previous in mind, we will not think it acceptable to cheat the cheater just because he cheated us first (Proverbs 24:29).

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