Proverbs regarding good business practice and business ethics
The LORD abhors dishonest scales, but an accurate weight is his delight.
Prov. 11:1 (read whole chapter)
Honest scales and balances are from the LORD; all the weights in the bag are his handiwork.
Prov. 16:11 (read whole chapter)
"It's worthless! It's worthless!" says the buyer, but when he goes on his way, he boasts.
There is gold, and an abundance of rubies, but words of knowledge are like a precious jewel.
Take a man's garment when he has given security for a stranger, and when he gives surety for strangers, hold him in pledge.
Prov. 20:14-16 (read whole chapter)
The LORD abhors differing weights, and dishonest scales are wicked.
Prov. 20:23 (read whole chapter)
Making a fortune by a lying tongue is like a vapor driven back and forth; they seek death.
Prov. 21:6 (read whole chapter)
Do not be one who strikes hands in pledge or who puts up security for debts.
If you do not have enough to pay, your bed will be taken right out from under you!
Do not move an ancient boundary stone which was put in place by your ancestors.
Prov. 22:26-28 (read whole chapter)
Do not move an ancient boundary stone, or take over the fields of the fatherless,
for their Protector is strong; he will plead their case against you.
Prov. 23:10-11 (read whole chapter)