2 Peter 3:3
To begin with, you must know and understand this, that scoffers (mockers) will come in the last days with scoffing, [people who] walk after their own fleshly desires
The proud and haughty man -- "Scoffer is his name -- "deals and acts with overbearing pride.
Judgments are prepared for scoffers, and stripes for the backs of [self-confident] fools.
2 Timothy 3:1
But understand this, that in the last days will come (set in) perilous times of great stress and trouble [hard to deal with and hard to bear].
They told you beforehand, In the last days (in the end time) there will be scoffers [who seek to gratify their own unholy desires], following after their own ungodly passions.
A scorner has no love for one who rebukes him; neither will he go to the wise [for counsel].
For the terrible one [the Assyrian enemy] shall come to nought, and the scoffer shall cease, and all those who watch for iniquity [as an occasion for accusation] shall be cut off -- "
Wine is a mocker, strong drink a riotous brawler; and whoever errs or reels because of it is not wise.
Blessed (happy, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather.
2 Peter 3:4
And say, Where is the promise of His coming? For since the forefathers fell asleep, all things have continued exactly as they did from the beginning of creation.
Though He scoffs at the scoffers and scorns the scorners, yet He gives His undeserved favor to the low [in rank], the humble, and the afflicted.
Scoffers set a city afire [inflaming the minds of the people], but wise men turn away wrath.
Like profane mockers at feasts [making sport for the price of a cake] they gnashed at me with their teeth.
Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate you; reprove a wise man, and he will love you.
Now therefore do not be scoffers, lest the bands which bind you be made strong; for a decree of destruction have I heard from the Lord God of hosts upon the whole land and the whole earth.
He who rebukes a scorner heaps upon himself abuse, and he who reproves a wicked man gets for himself bruises.
Surely there are mockers and mockery around me, and my eye dwells on their obstinacy, insults, and resistance.
The plans of the foolish and the thought of foolishness are sin, and the scoffer is an abomination to men.
If you are wise, you are wise for yourself; if you scorn, you alone will bear it and pay the penalty.
How long, O simple ones [open to evil], will you love being simple? And the scoffers delight in scoffing and [self-confident] fools hate knowledge?
A scoffer seeks Wisdom in vain [for his very attitude blinds and deafens him to it], but knowledge is easy to him who [being teachable] understands.
Drive out the scoffer, and contention will go out; yes, strife and abuse will cease.
Strike a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; reprove a man of understanding, and he will increase in knowledge.
Look, you scoffers and scorners, and marvel and perish and vanish away; for I am doing a deed in your days, a deed which you will never have confidence in or believe, [even] if someone [ clearly describing it in detail] declares it to you.
I sat not in the assembly of those who make merry, nor did I rejoice; I sat alone because Your [powerful] hand was upon me, for You had filled me with indignation.
Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.
When the scoffer is punished, the fool gets a lesson in being wise; but men of [godly] Wisdom and good sense learn by being instructed.
A wise son heeds [and is the fruit of] his father's instruction and correction, but a scoffer listens not to rebuke.