New International Version
is one who deceives their neighbor and says, "I was only joking!"
King James Bible
So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport?
Darby Bible Translation
so is a man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am I not in sport?
World English Bible
is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, "Am I not joking?"
Young's Literal Translation
So hath a man deceived his neighbour, And hath said, 'Am not I playing?'
Proverbs 26:19 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Am not I in sport? - How many hearts have been made sad, and how many reputations have been slain, by this kind of sport! "I designed no harm by what I said;" "It was only in jest," etc. Sportive as such persons may think their conduct to be, it is as ruinous as that of the mad man who shoots arrows, throws firebrands, and projects in all directions instruments of death, so that some are wounded, some burnt, and some slain.
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LibraryOne Lion Two Lions no Lion at All
A sermon (No. 1670) delivered on Thursday Evening, June 8th, 1882, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets."--Proverbs 22:13. "The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets."--Proverbs 26:13. This slothful man seems to cherish that one dread of his about the lions, as if it were his favorite aversion and he felt it to be too much trouble to invent another excuse. …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.
Do not testify against your neighbor without cause-- would you use your lips to mislead?
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