Balance @ occurs in Leviticus:19:36 and Isaiah:46:6, as the rendering of the Hebrew _kanch'_, which properly means "a reed" or "a cane," then a rod or beam of a balance. This same word is translated "measuring reed" in Ezekiel:40:3-5Ezekiel:42:16-18. There is another Hebrew word, _mozena'yim_, i.e., "two poisers", also so rendered Daniel:5:27). The balances as represented on the most ancient Egyptian monuments resemble those now in use. A "pair of balances" is a symbol of justice and fair dealing Job:31:6; Psalms:62:9; Proverbs:11:1). The expression denotes great want and scarcity in Revelation:6:5.