Games

(sports). Simple among Hebrews. Falconry (Job 41:55Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens? (Job 41:5)); foot-racing (Psa. 19:55Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race. (Psalm 19:5); Eccl. 9:1111I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. (Ecclesiastes 9:11)); bow and sling contests (1 Sam. 20:2020And I will shoot three arrows on the side thereof, as though I shot at a mark. (1 Samuel 20:20); Judg. 20:1616Among all this people there were seven hundred chosen men lefthanded; every one could sling stones at an hair breadth, and not miss. (Judges 20:16); 1 Chron. 12:22They were armed with bows, and could use both the right hand and the left in hurling stones and shooting arrows out of a bow, even of Saul's brethren of Benjamin. (1 Chronicles 12:2)); dancing (Matt. 11:16-1716But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows, 17And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented. (Matthew 11:16‑17)); joking (Prov. 26:1919So is the man that deceiveth his neighbor, and saith, Am not I in sport? (Proverbs 26:19); Jer. 15:1717I sat not in the assembly of the mockers, nor rejoiced; I sat alone because of thy hand: for thou hast filled me with indignation. (Jeremiah 15:17)).