15 You must have accurate and honest weights and measures, so that you may live long(A) in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

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23 “Why go to him today?” he asked. “It’s not the New Moon(A) or the Sabbath.”

“That’s all right,” she said.

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15 In those days I saw people in Judah treading winepresses on the Sabbath and bringing in grain and loading it on donkeys, together with wine, grapes, figs and all other kinds of loads. And they were bringing all this into Jerusalem on the Sabbath.(A) Therefore I warned them against selling food on that day. 16 People from Tyre who lived in Jerusalem were bringing in fish and all kinds of merchandise and selling them in Jerusalem on the Sabbath(B) to the people of Judah.

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10 You are to use accurate scales,(A) an accurate ephah[a](B) and an accurate bath.[b] 11 The ephah(C) and the bath are to be the same size, the bath containing a tenth of a homer and the ephah a tenth of a homer; the homer is to be the standard measure for both. 12 The shekel[c] is to consist of twenty gerahs.(D) Twenty shekels plus twenty-five shekels plus fifteen shekels equal one mina.[d]

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 45:10 An ephah was a dry measure having the capacity of about 3/5 bushel or about 22 liters.
  2. Ezekiel 45:10 A bath was a liquid measure equaling about 6 gallons or about 22 liters.
  3. Ezekiel 45:12 A shekel weighed about 2/5 ounce or about 12 grams.
  4. Ezekiel 45:12 That is, 60 shekels; the common mina was 50 shekels. Sixty shekels were about 1 1/2 pounds or about 690 grams.

The merchant uses dishonest scales(A)
    and loves to defraud.

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10 Am I still to forget your ill-gotten treasures, you wicked house,
    and the short ephah,[a] which is accursed?(A)
11 Shall I acquit someone with dishonest scales,(B)
    with a bag of false weights?(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Micah 6:10 An ephah was a dry measure.

I asked, “What is it?”

He replied, “It is a basket.(A)” And he added, “This is the iniquity[a] of the people throughout the land.”

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  1. Zechariah 5:6 Or appearance