Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Wisdom Principles—No False/Double Standards

You shall do no wrong in judgment, in measures of length or weight or quantity. 36 You shall have just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin: I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt

You shall not keep two differing weights in your bag, one heavy and the other light; 14 nor shall you keep two different ephahs in your house, one large and the other small. 15 But use a full and just weight, a full and just ephah, so that you may have a long life on the land the Lord, your God, is giving you. 16 For everyone who does these things, everyone who does what is dishonest, is an abomination to the Lord, your God.

False scales are an abomination to the Lord, but an honest weight, his delight.

A just balance and scales are the Lord’s; all the weights in the bag are his work.

Varying weights, varying measures, are both an abomination to the Lord.

Differing weights are an abomination to the Lord, and a false scale is not good.

"The Lord Yahweh says this: Enough, princes of Israel! Give up your violence and plundering, do what is upright and just, stop crushing my people with taxation -- declares the Lord Yahweh. 10 Have fair scales, a fair ephah, a fair bat.

Merchants use fraudulent scales. To defraud is his delight. 9 'How rich I have become!' says Ephraim, 'I have made a fortune.' But of all his gains he will keep nothing because of the sin of which he is guilty.

Listen to this, you who crush the needy and reduce the oppressed to nothing, 5 you who say, 'When will New Moon be over so that we can sell our corn, and Sabbath, so that we can market our wheat? Then, we can make the bushel-measure smaller and the shekel-weight bigger, by fraudulently tampering with the scales. 6 We can buy up the weak for silver and the poor for a pair of sandals, and even get a price for the sweepings of the wheat.' 7 Yahweh has sworn by the pride of Jacob, 'Never will I forget anything they have done.'

Can I forget the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the scant measure that is accursed? 11 Shall I acquit the man with wicked scales and with a bag of deceitful weights?

Let your word be “Yes, Yes” or “No, No”; anything more than this comes from the evil one.

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