So then I recommended enjoyment of life, because it is better on earth for a man to eat, drink, and be happy, since this will stay with him throughout his struggle all the days of his life, which God grants him on earth.
So enjoy yourself in your youth, young man, and be encouraged during your younger days. Live as you like, consistent with your world view, but keep in mind that God will bring you to account for everything.
Nevertheless, when Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian whom Hagar had borne to Abraham making fun of Isaac,
Watch! Whether they sit down or stand up, they mock me with their songs.
You'll become a desolation and a proverb, and you'll be mocked among the people where the LORD will drive you."
In the same way the high priests, along with the scribes and elders, were also making fun of him. They kept saying,
Otherwise, if he lays a foundation and can't finish the building, everyone who watches will begin to ridicule him
Everyone who sees me mocks me; they gape at me with open mouths and shake their heads at me.
2 Chronicles 36:16
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.
I will laugh at your calamity. I will mock when what you fear comes,
Whom are you mocking? And against whom do you make a wide mouth and stick out your tongue? Are you not children of transgression, the offspring of lies,
The eye that mocks a father and looks with a disobedient attitude at a mother the valley ravens will pluck it out; and vultures will eat it.
But others kept saying in derision, "They're drunk on sweet wine!"
Then the men who were holding Jesus in custody began to make fun of him while they beat him.
Whoever mocks the poor shows contempt for their maker, and whoever is happy about disaster will not go unpunished.
2 Kings 2:23
Later, Elisha left there to go up to Bethel, and as he was traveling along the road, some insignificant young men came from the city and started mocking him. They told him, "Get on up, baldy! Get on up, baldy!"
that's what someone is like who lies to his neighbor and then says, "I was joking, wasn't I?"
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, for those who have been trained by it, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace.
Miriam and Aaron rebelled against Moses on account of the Cushite woman that he had married.
Do not curse the king, even in your thoughts. Do not curse the rich, even in your bedroom. For a bird will fly by and tell what you say, or something with wings may talk about it.
If they say, "Come with us! Let's lie in wait for blood; let's ambush some innocent person for no reason at all.
Ham, who fathered Canaan, saw his father's genitals and told his two brothers outside.
winking with his eyes, making signs with his feet, pointing with his fingers,
because my husband isn't home. He left on a long trip.
2 Peter 3:3
First of all you must understand this: In the last days mockers will come and, following their own desires, will ridicule us
Now the Pharisees, who love money, had been listening to all this and began to ridicule Jesus.
"You are not to curse a deaf person or put a stumbling block before the blind. "You are to fear God. I am the LORD.
Go ahead and enjoy your meals as you eat. Drink your wine with a joyful attitude, because God already has approved your actions.
Just as the fool considers wickedness his joy, so is wisdom to the discerning man.
"Senseless," said I concerning laughter and pleasure, "How practical is this?"
"I won't let you hear other people mock you, and no nation will ever make you childless again,' declares the Lord GOD."
Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the one to come."
1 Timothy 4:12
Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but be an example for other believers in your speech, behavior, love, faithfulness, and purity.
Deliver me from all my transgressions, and do not let fools scorn me."
The person who eats any kind of food must not ridicule the person who does not eat them, and the person who does not eat certain foods must not criticize the person who eats them, for God has accepted him.
1 Kings 18:27
Starting about noon, Elijah began to tease them: "Shout louder! "He's a god, so maybe he's busy. "Maybe he's relieving himself. "Maybe he's busy someplace. "Maybe he's taking a nap and somebody needs to wake him up."
2 Timothy 1:6
For this reason, I am reminding you to fan into flames the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands.
"But now they mock me; men who are far younger than I, whose fathers I would have hated to entrust with my own sheep dogs.
As a result, Jerusalem will become an insult, an object of taunt, an example of chastisement, and a useless waste to all the nations that surround you when I carry out my sentence against you in my anger, my burning rage, and my burning rebukes. I, the LORD, have spoken it.
"Therefore this is what you are to prophesy: "Here's what the Lord GOD says, "You've been turned into a desolate wasteland and crushed by everyone who surrounds you for a very, very good reason. You've become the property of all the other nations and you've become the object of gossip and whispering campaigns of the nations."'"
because he'll be handed over to the unbelievers, and will be mocked, insulted, and spit on.
Not even his brothers believed in him.
1 Samuel 1:6
Now the LORD had closed her womb. Her rival would provoke her severely so that she complained loudly because the LORD had closed her womb.
1 Kings 9:7
then I will eliminate Israel from the land that I gave them and from the Temple that I've consecrated for my name. I will throw them out of my sight, and Israel will become the butt of jokes and a means of ridicule among people worldwide!
When they had finished making fun of him, they stripped him of the purple robe, put his own clothes back on him, and led him away to crucify him.
For it is not an enemy who insults me I could have handled that nor is it someone who hates me and who now arises against me I could have hidden myself from him
he said, "Go away! The young lady hasn't died, but is sleeping." But they ridiculed him with laughter.
Even Herod and his soldiers treated him with contempt and made fun of him. He put a magnificent robe on Jesus and sent him back to Pilate.