Proverbs 26:18
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New American Standard Bible
Like a madman who throws Firebrands, arrows and death,

King James Bible
As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death,

Darby Bible Translation
As a madman who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death,

World English Bible
Like a madman who shoots torches, arrows, and death,

Young's Literal Translation
As one pretending to be feeble, Who is casting sparks, arrows, and death,

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The teacher cuts off the plea which people make when they have hurt their neighbor by lies, that they "did not mean mischief," that they were "only in fun." Such jesting is like that of the madman flinging firebrands or arrows.

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We Shall not be Curious in the Ranking of the Duties in which Christian Love...
We shall not be curious in the ranking of the duties in which Christian love should exercise itself. All the commandments of the second table are but branches of it: they might be reduced all to the works of righteousness and of mercy. But truly these are interwoven through other. Though mercy uses to be restricted to the showing of compassion upon men in misery, yet there is a righteousness in that mercy, and there is mercy in the most part of the acts of righteousness, as in not judging rashly,
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
Judges 15:4
Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took torches, and turned the foxes tail to tail and put one torch in the middle between two tails.

Isaiah 50:11
Behold, all you who kindle a fire, Who encircle yourselves with firebrands, Walk in the light of your fire And among the brands you have set ablaze. This you will have from My hand: You will lie down in torment.

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