Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head.
1 Kings 12:28
Therefore the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and said unto them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem: behold your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.
Though you, Israel, play the harlot, yet let not Judah offend; and come not unto Gilgal, neither go up to Bethaven, nor swear, As the LORD lives.
The inhabitants of Samaria shall fear because of the calves of Bethaven: for its people shall mourn over it, and its idolatrous priests shall wail over it, for its glory has departed from it.
That in the day that I shall punish the transgressions of Israel upon him I will also punish the altars of Bethel: and the horns of the altar shall be cut off, and fall to the ground.
Come to Bethel, and transgress; at Gilgal multiply transgression; and bring your sacrifices every morning, and your tithes after three years:
But seek not Bethel, nor enter into Gilgal, and pass not to Beersheba: for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and Bethel shall come to nothing.
But prophesy not again any more at Bethel: for it is the king's sanctuary, and it is the king's house.
Yea, young children despised me; I arose, and they spoke against me.
Even a child is known by his acts, whether his work is pure, and whether it is right.
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Therefore remove sorrow from your heart, and put away evil from your flesh: for childhood and youth are vanity.
Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a descendant of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they have turned away backward.
And the people shall be oppressed, everyone by another, and everyone by his neighbor: the child shall behave himself proudly against the elder, and the base against the honorable.
The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.
And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne unto Abraham, mocking.
2 Chronicles 36:16
But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and scoffed at his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against his people, till there was no remedy.
But now they that are younger than I hold me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs of my flock.
But in my adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the attackers gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not:
But draw near here, you sons of the sorceress, the descendants of the adulterer and the harlot.
But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.
And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:
2 Kings 2:11
And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and separated them both; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
2 Corinthians 13:8
For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.