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The emblem of justice (Job 31:6; Psalms 62:9; Proverbs 11:1) the test of truth and honesty. The emblem of scarcity, food being weighed out Revelation 6:5). Μozenaim , "double scales" (Genesis 23:16). Qaneh , "the beam of a balance" (Isaiah 46:6). Ρeles , "scales" (Isaiah 40:12): literally, "the beam", or else the aperture in which the tongue or beam moves.

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Balance'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. 1949.

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