“Like somebody who takes a passing dog by the ears.
Is one who meddles in the quarrel of another.
Like a maniac
Who shoots deadly firebrands,
Who shoot arrows,
Is one who deceives a neighbor.
‘I am only joking!’”
If you meddle in someone else’s quarrels that is like picking up a passing dog by its ears. This could get you into a lot of trouble. Do not deceive you neighbor, and then tell him that you were only joking. You are then like a maniac who shoots deadly fires of arrows in all directions. Keep your nose clean and stay out of trouble.