Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

so is the man who deceives his neighbor, and says, Am I not in sport?

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

so is the man who deceives 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?"

American Standard Version

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

Amplified


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

Bible in Basic English

So is the man who gets the better of his neighbour by deceit, and says, Am I not doing so in sport?

Darby Translation

so is a man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am I not in sport?

Julia Smith Translation

So the man deceiving his neighbor and saying, Am I not sporting?

King James 2000

So is the man that deceives his neighbor, and says, Am I not jesting?

Lexham Expanded Bible

so [is] a man who deceives his neighbor, but says "Am I not joking?"

Modern King James verseion

so is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, Am I not joking?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And then sayeth he, "I did it but in sport!"

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?"

The Emphasized Bible

So, is a man who deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Was not, I, in sport?

Webster

So is the man that deceiveth his neighbor, and saith, Am not I in sport?

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

So hath a man deceived his neighbour, And hath said, 'Am not I playing?'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
So is the man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

רמה 
Ramah 
Usage: 12

and saith

Usage: 0

Verse Info

Context Readings

All About Fools

18 As a madman who casts firebrands, arrows, and death, 19 so is the man who deceives his neighbor, and says, Am I not in sport? 20 For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, contention ceases.



Cross References

Ephesians 5:4

also indecency, and foolish talking or jesting, things not befitting, but thankfulness instead.

Proverbs 10:23

It is as sport to a fool to do mischief, and [so is] wisdom to a man of understanding.

Proverbs 14:9

Fools mock at sin, but among the upright there is good will.

Proverbs 15:21

Folly is joy to him who is void of wisdom, but a man of understanding makes his going straight.

2 Peter 2:13

getting back a wage of unrighteousness. Men who consider soft living in the daytime to be pleasure, spots and blemishes reveling in their deceitfulness, feasting together with you,

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