Hosea 12:7
Parallel Strong's
Berean Study Bible
A merchant loves to defraud with dishonest scales in his hands.

Young's Literal Translation
Canaan! in his hand [are] balances of deceit! To oppress he hath loved.

King James Bible
[He is] a merchant, the balances of deceit [are] in his hand: he loveth to oppress.

A merchant
כְּנַ֗עַן (kə·na·‘an)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3667: Canaan -- a son of Ham, also his descendants and their land West of the Jordan

אָהֵֽב׃ (’ā·hêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 157: To have affection f

to defraud
לַעֲשֹׁ֥ק (la·‘ă·šōq)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 6231: To press upon, oppress, defraud, violate, overflow

with dishonest
מִרְמָ֖ה (mir·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4820: Deceit, treachery

מֹאזְנֵ֥י (mō·zə·nê)
Noun - mdc
Strong's 3976: A pair of scales

in his hands.
בְּיָד֛וֹ (bə·yā·ḏōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3027: A hand


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