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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Proverbs 26:18

 

 

Like a madman who throws Firebrands, arrows and death,

Coffman's Commentaries on the Bible

"As a madman who casteth firebrands, Arrows, and death, So is the man that deceiveth his neighbor, And saith, am I not in jest?"

These verses expose the folly of deception as a form of entertainment. "The man who deceives his neighbor and then tries to pass it off as a joke, is like a madman, with no concern for the deadly consequences of his actions."[9]


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Bibliography
Coffman, James Burton. "Commentary on Proverbs 26:18". "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/proverbs-26.html. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1983-1999.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

As a mad man, who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death. Or the instruments of death, as Aben Ezra; or the sharp arrows of death, as the Targum and Syriac version; who casts firebrands into the houses and barns of his neighbours, to consume them; or arrows at their persons and cattle, to destroy them; or any other instruments of death, which none but a mad man, or one wickedly mad, would do. Or, "as one that makes himself mad"F5כמתלהלה "ut se habet qui iunsanum ne simulat", Piscator; "ut qui se insanire fingit", Cocceius. ; that feigns himself mad, and, under colour of this, does mischief to his neighbour's person and property: or, "as one that hides himself"F6"Sicut abscondit se", Pagninus, Mercerus, Gejerus. ; that casts firebrands, arrows, and other deadly things, in a private way, so as not to be seen, and that it may not be known from whence they come: or, "as one that wearies himself"F7"Ut sese fatigat", Tigurine version. , so Jarchi; in doing mischief in such a way. The word in the Arabic language signifies to play and be in sport; and so it means one that does these things in sport, as it is a sport to a fool to do mischief; which sense agrees with what follows.


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Proverbs 26:18". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/proverbs-26.html. 1999.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death,

And death — Any instruments of death.


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Bibliography
Wesley, John. "Commentary on Proverbs 26:18". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/proverbs-26.html. 1765.

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

Proverbs 26:18. Firebrands, arrows, and death Firebrands and deadly arrows. Houb.


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Bibliography
Coke, Thomas. "Commentary on Proverbs 26:18". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/proverbs-26.html. 1801-1803.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

As a madman, as one that feigneth himself mad, that under that pretence he may do mischief with impunity,

who casteth fire-brands, to hurt his neighbour’s person, or to consume his house or goods.

Death; any instruments of death.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Proverbs 26:18". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/proverbs-26.html. 1685.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(18) Firebrands.—Arrows to which some blazing material was attached, in order that they might set on fire whatever they touched.


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Proverbs 26:18". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/proverbs-26.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death,
firebrands
Heb. flames, or sparks. arrows.
7:23; 25:18; Genesis 49:23

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Proverbs 26:18". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/proverbs-26.html.

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