You shall not have in your bag two kinds of weights, a large and a small. You shall not have in your house two kinds of measures, a large and a small. A full and fair weight you shall have, a full and fair measure you shall have, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. —Deuteronomy 25:13–15
In the ancient world, a lot of trading was done using scales for goods like spices or gold. It was possible for crooked merchants to use different scales and measures for both sides of the arrangement. If a merchant used one scale for the sale, he was expected to use the same weight for the payment.
God does not take kindly to the little ways that we might give ourselves an advantage over others in our exchanges.
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