Proverbs 26:19
New International Version
is one who deceives their neighbor and says, "I was only joking!"

New Living Translation
is someone who lies to a friend and then says, “I was only joking.”

English Standard Version
is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, “I am only joking!”

Berean Study Bible
so is the man who deceives his 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?

New King James Version
Is the man who deceives his neighbor, And says, “I was only joking!”

New American Standard Bible
So is a person who deceives his neighbor, And says, “Was I not joking?”

NASB 1995
So is the man who deceives his neighbor, And says, "Was I not joking?"

NASB 1977
So is the man who deceives his neighbor, And says, “Was I not joking?”

Amplified Bible
So is the man who deceives his neighbor (acquaintance, friend) And then says, “Was I not joking?”

Christian Standard Bible
so is the person who deceives his neighbor and says, “I was only joking! ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
so is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, "I was only joking!"

American Standard Version
So is the man that deceiveth his neighbor, And saith, Am not I in sport?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
so are all that lay wait for their own friends, and when they are discovered, say, I did it in jest.

Contemporary English Version
than to cheat someone and say, "I was only fooling!"

Douay-Rheims Bible
So is the man that hurteth his friend deceitfully: and when he is taken, saith: I did it in jest.

English Revised Version
So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
so is the person who tricks his neighbor and says, "I was only joking!"

International Standard Version
that's what someone is like who lies to his neighbor and then says, "I was joking, wasn't I?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, And saith: 'Am not I in sport?'

Literal Standard Version
So has a man deceived his neighbor, "" And has said, “Am I not playing?”

NET Bible
so is a person who deceives his neighbor, and says, "Was I not only joking?"

New Heart English Bible
is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, "Am I not joking?"

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?'

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Similitudes and Instructions
18Like a madman shooting firebrands and deadly arrows, 19so is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, “I was only joking!” 20Without wood, a fire goes out; without gossip, a conflict ceases.…

Cross References
Ephesians 5:4
Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk, or crude joking, which are out of character, but rather thanksgiving.

Proverbs 24:28
Do not testify against your neighbor without cause, and do not deceive with your lips.


Treasury of Scripture

So is the man that deceives his neighbor, and said, Am not I in sport?

and

Proverbs 10:23
It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.

Proverbs 14:9
Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.

Proverbs 15:21
Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
so
כֵּֽן־ (kên-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3651: So -- thus

is the man
אִ֭ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

who deceives
רִמָּ֣ה (rim·māh)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7411: To hurl, to shoot, to delude, betray

his neighbor
רֵעֵ֑הוּ (rê·‘ê·hū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7453: Friend, companion, fellow

and says,
וְ֝אָמַ֗ר (wə·’ā·mar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“I
אָֽנִי׃ (’ā·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

was only
הֲ‍ֽלֹא־ (hălō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

joking!”
מְשַׂחֵ֥ק (mə·śa·ḥêq)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7832: To laugh, to play


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