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12 Bible Verses about Abuse, To God's People
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but they mocked God's messengers, despised his words, and scoffed at his prophets, until there was no remedy for the wrath of the LORD that arose to punish his people.
But as for me, I am only a worm and not a man, scorned by mankind and despised by people. Everyone who sees me mocks me; they gape at me with open mouths and shake their heads at me. They say, "Commit yourself to the LORD; perhaps the LORD will deliver him, perhaps he will cause him to escape, since he delights in him."
I am being mocked because of you. Dishonor overwhelms me. I am a stranger to my brothers, a foreigner to my mother's sons. Zeal for your house consumes me, and the mockeries of those who insult you fall on me.read more.
I weep and fast, and I am mocked for it. When I dressed in sackcloth, I became an object of gossip among them. The prominent people mock me, composing drinking songs.
Have mercy on us, LORD, have mercy, for we have had more than enough of contempt.
When Sanballat heard that we were reconstructing the wall, he flew into a rage, became indignant, and mocked the Jews. He addressed his allies and the Samaritan officials, saying "What are these pathetic Jews doing? Are they intending to rebuild it by themselves? Do they intend to offer sacrifices? Will they finish in a single day? Can they make stones from this burned out rubble?" Tobiah the Ammonite stood to the side, commenting, "If a fox were to jump onto what they're building, it would collapse their stone wall!"read more.
"Listen, our God, because we are being mocked. Let their insults fall back on them, and let them be dragged away as captives into exile.
"How blessed are you whenever people insult you, persecute you, and say all sorts of evil things against you falsely because of me!
But when they began to oppose him and insult him, he shook out his clothes in protest and told them, "Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent. From now on I will go to the gentiles."
"I know your suffering and your poverty though you are rich and the slander committed by those who claim to be Jews but are not. They are the synagogue of Satan.