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Proverbs 11:1 – Honesty in Business Dealings

Summary

Be honest in your business dealings.

Analysis

Here is a call for honesty in buying and selling. Archaeologists have discovered at some locations in ancient Israel different sets of weights for buying and for selling. The same concern is expressed with some variations in 16:11; 20:10, 23; and in Deuteronomy 25:13-16; Amos 8:5-6; and Micah 6:10-11. The issue is that the poor are being cheated in the marketplace.

Proverbs 11:1

11A false balance is an abomination to the Lord,
   but an accurate weight is his delight.

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