And when they were come to a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull,…
That is the Bible's picture of gamblers. What is gambling? It is neither begging nor stealing, but it resembles both in that it consists in getting money from another for which you have rendered no honest equivalent. The winner of a bet has rendered no service at all to country or to the individual; and ought to feel a sense of theft. Do you ask where is God's commandment against it? "In its results scored deeply on the character of gamblers." The love of gaming springs from the love of excitement that is in our nature. It unfits a man for life's duties. It is strange how uniformly no good comes of it. It has been disallowed by all ethical and religious teachers.
(B. J. Snell, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull,