Biblical advertisting: Proverbs 11:1 in Bunbeg

In Bunbeg, Co. Donegal (officially the smallest fishing harbour in Ireland), one sees the following written in old Gaelic script (note the “overdot” or ponc séimhithe used to indicate a séimhiú, now represented by a h after the relevant consonant)

A closer look:

I could make out bits and pieces, the meaning seemed to relate to God liking something and not liking something else, with “measures” mixed in.

It turned out, with a little sleuthing, to be from the book of Proverbs, chapter 11 verse 1, as it is put in the King James Version: “A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is his delight”

This premises was formerly a shop, which evidently prided itself on the justice of its measures. I would be interested to know if this Bible verse was (or is?) used elsewhere for the same purpose.

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