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Theasaurus: Mockery

65 Bible Verses about Mockery

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Isaiah 52:5

So now what have I here”—
this is the Lord’s declaration—
“that My people are taken away for nothing?
Its rulers wail”—
this is the Lord’s declaration—
“and My name is continually blasphemed all day long.

Psalm 74:10

God, how long will the enemy mock?
Will the foe insult Your name forever?

Job 30:1

But now they mock me,
men younger than I am,
whose fathers I would have refused to put
with my sheep dogs.

Job 17:2

Surely mockers surround me
and my eyes must gaze at their rebellion.

Job 21:3

Bear with me while I speak;
then after I have spoken, you may continue mocking.

Job 30:9

Now I am mocked by their songs;
I have become an object of scorn to them.

2 Chronicles 36:16

But they kept ridiculing God’s messengers, despising His words, and scoffing at His prophets, until the Lord’s wrath was so stirred up against His people that there was no remedy.

Nehemiah 2:19

When Sanballat the Horonite, Tobiah the Ammonite official, and Geshem the Arab heard about this, they mocked and despised us, and said, “What is this you’re doing? Are you rebelling against the king?”

Psalm 35:15-16

But when I stumbled, they gathered in glee;
they gathered against me.
Assailants I did not know
tore at me and did not stop. With godless mockery
they gnashed their teeth at me.

Psalm 69:12

Those who sit at the city gate talk about me,
and drunkards make up songs about me.

Psalm 80:6

You make us quarrel with our neighbors;
our enemies make fun of us.

Psalm 89:50-51

Remember, Lord, the ridicule against Your servants—
in my heart I carry abuse from all the peoples— how Your enemies have ridiculed, Lord,
how they have ridiculed every step of Your anointed.

Psalm 119:51

The arrogant constantly ridicule me,
but I do not turn away from Your instruction.

Jeremiah 20:7

You deceived me, Lord, and I was deceived.
You seized me and prevailed.
I am a laughingstock all the time;
everyone ridicules me.

Lamentations 3:14

I am a laughingstock to all my people,
mocked by their songs all day long.

Acts 17:32

When they heard about resurrection of the dead, some began to ridicule him. But others said, “We’d like to hear from you again about this.”

Acts 26:24

As he was making his defense this way, Festus exclaimed in a loud voice, “You’re out of your mind, Paul! Too much study is driving you mad!”

Matthew 20:17-19

While going up to Jerusalem, Jesus took the 12 disciples aside privately and said to them on the way: “Listen! We are going up to Jerusalem. The Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn Him to death. Then they will hand Him over to the Gentiles to be mocked, flogged, and crucified, and He will be resurrected on the third day.”

Mark 10:32-34

They were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them. They were astonished, but those who followed Him were afraid. Taking the Twelve aside again, He began to tell them the things that would happen to Him. “Listen! We are going up to Jerusalem. The Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn Him to death. Then they will hand Him over to the Gentiles, and they will mock Him, spit on Him, flog Him, and kill Him, and He will rise after three days.”

Luke 18:31-33

Then He took the Twelve aside and told them, “Listen! We are going up to Jerusalem. Everything that is written through the prophets about the Son of Man will be accomplished. For He will be handed over to the Gentiles, and He will be mocked, insulted, spit on; and after they flog Him, they will kill Him, and He will rise on the third day.”

Matthew 26:67-68

Then they spit in His face and beat Him; others slapped Him and said, “Prophesy to us, Messiah! Who hit You?”

Mark 14:65

Then some began to spit on Him, to blindfold Him, and to beat Him, saying, “Prophesy!” The temple police also took Him and slapped Him.

Luke 22:63-65

The men who were holding Jesus started mocking and beating Him. After blindfolding Him, they kept asking, “Prophesy! Who hit You?” And they were saying many other blasphemous things against Him.

Luke 23:11

Then Herod, with his soldiers, treated Him with contempt, mocked Him, dressed Him in a brilliant robe, and sent Him back to Pilate.

Matthew 27:27-31

Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into headquarters and gathered the whole company around Him. They stripped Him and dressed Him in a scarlet military robe. They twisted together a crown of thorns, put it on His head, and placed a reed in His right hand. And they knelt down before Him and mocked Him: “Hail, King of the Jews!” read more.
Then they spit on Him, took the reed, and kept hitting Him on the head. When they had mocked Him, they stripped Him of the robe, put His clothes on Him, and led Him away to crucify Him.

Mark 15:16-20

Then the soldiers led Him away into the courtyard (that is, headquarters) and called the whole company together. They dressed Him in a purple robe, twisted together a crown of thorns, and put it on Him. And they began to salute Him, “Hail, King of the Jews!” read more.
They kept hitting Him on the head with a reed and spitting on Him. Getting down on their knees, they were paying Him homage. When they had mocked Him, they stripped Him of the purple robe, put His clothes on Him, and led Him out to crucify Him.

Matthew 27:41-44

In the same way the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, mocked Him and said, “He saved others, but He cannot save Himself! He is the King of Israel! Let Him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in Him. He has put His trust in God; let God rescue Him now—if He wants Him! For He said, ‘I am God’s Son.’” read more.
In the same way even the criminals who were crucified with Him kept taunting Him.

Mark 15:31-32

In the same way, the chief priests with the scribes were mocking Him to one another and saying, “He saved others; He cannot save Himself! Let the Messiah, the King of Israel, come down now from the cross, so that we may see and believe.” Even those who were crucified with Him were taunting Him.

Luke 23:35

The people stood watching, and even the leaders kept scoffing: “He saved others; let Him save Himself if this is God’s Messiah, the Chosen One!”

Luke 23:36

The soldiers also mocked Him. They came offering Him sour wine

2 Kings 19:20-28

Then Isaiah son of Amoz sent a message to Hezekiah: “The Lord, the God of Israel says: ‘I have heard your prayer to Me about Sennacherib king of Assyria.’ This is the word the Lord has spoken against him:Virgin Daughter Zion
despises you and scorns you:
Daughter Jerusalem
shakes her head behind your back. Who is it you mocked and blasphemed?
Against whom have you raised your voice
and lifted your eyes in pride?
Against the Holy One of Israel!read more.
You have mocked the Lord through your messengers.
You have said:With my many chariots
I have gone up to the heights of the mountains,
to the far recesses of Lebanon.
I cut down its tallest cedars,
its choice cypress trees.
I came to its farthest outpost,
its densest forest. I dug wells,
and I drank foreign waters.
I dried up all the streams of Egypt
with the soles of my feet. Have you not heard?
I designed it long ago;
I planned it in days gone by.
I have now brought it to pass,
and you have crushed fortified cities
into piles of rubble. Their inhabitants have become powerless,
dismayed, and ashamed.
They are plants of the field,
tender grass,
grass on the rooftops,
blasted by the east wind. But I know your sitting down,
your going out and your coming in,
and your raging against Me. Because your raging against Me
and your arrogance have reached My ears,
I will put My hook in your nose
and My bit in your mouth;
I will make you go back
the way you came.

Isaiah 37:22-29

this is the word the Lord has spoken against him:Virgin Daughter Zion
despises you and scorns you:
Daughter Jerusalem shakes her head
behind your back. Who is it you have mocked and blasphemed?
Who have you raised your voice against
and lifted your eyes in pride?
Against the Holy One of Israel! You have mocked the Lord through your servants.
You have said, “With my many chariots
I have gone up to the heights of the mountains,
to the far recesses of Lebanon.
I cut down its tallest cedars,
its choice cypress trees.
I came to its distant heights,
its densest forest.read more.
I dug wells and drank water.
I dried up all the streams of Egypt
with the soles of my feet.” Have you not heard?
I designed it long ago;
I planned it in days gone by.
I have now brought it to pass,
and you have crushed fortified cities
into piles of rubble. Their inhabitants have become powerless,
dismayed, and ashamed.
They are plants of the field,
tender grass,
grass on the rooftops,
blasted by the east wind. But I know your sitting down,
your going out and your coming in,
and your raging against Me. Because your raging against Me
and your arrogance have reached My ears,
I will put My hook in your nose
and My bit in your mouth;
I will make you go back
the way you came.

Job 22:17-20

They were the ones who said to God, “Leave us alone!”
and “What can the Almighty do to us?” But it was He who filled their houses with good things.
The counsel of the wicked is far from me! The righteous see this and rejoice;
the innocent mock them, saying,read more.
“Surely our opponents are destroyed,
and fire has consumed what they left behind.”

Jeremiah 10:14-16

Everyone is stupid and ignorant.
Every goldsmith is put to shame
by his carved image,
for his cast images are a lie;
there is no breath in them. They are worthless, a work to be mocked.
At the time of their punishment
they will be destroyed. Jacob’s Portion is not like these
because He is the One who formed all things.
Israel is the tribe of His inheritance;
Yahweh of Hosts is His name.

Jeremiah 51:17-19

Everyone is stupid and ignorant.
Every goldsmith is put to shame by his carved image,
for his cast images are a lie;
there is no breath in them. They are worthless, a work to be mocked.
At the time of their punishment they will be destroyed. Jacob’s Portion is not like these
because He is the One who formed all things.
Israel is the tribe of His inheritance;
Yahweh of Hosts is His name.

Ezekiel 22:1-5

The word of the Lord came to me: “As for you, son of man, will you pass judgment? Will you pass judgment against the city of blood? Then explain all her detestable practices to her. You are to say: This is what the Lord God says: A city that sheds blood within her walls so that her time of judgment has come and who makes idols for herself so that she is defiled! read more.
You are guilty of the blood you have shed, and you are defiled from the idols you have made. You have brought your judgment days near and have come to your years of punishment. Therefore, I have made you a disgrace to the nations and a mockery to all the lands. Those who are near and those far away from you will mock you, you infamous one full of turmoil.

Job 11:1-3

Then Zophar the Naamathite replied: Should this stream of words go unanswered
and such a talker be acquitted? Should your babbling put others to silence,
so that you can keep on ridiculing
with no one to humiliate you?

Job 9:21-24

Though I am blameless,
I no longer care about myself;
I renounce my life. It is all the same. Therefore I say,
“He destroys both the blameless and the wicked.” When disaster brings sudden death,
He mocks the despair of the innocent.read more.
The earth is handed over to the wicked;
He blindfolds its judges.
If it isn’t He, then who is it?

Proverbs 22:10

Drive out a mocker, and conflict goes too;
then quarreling and dishonor will cease.

Proverbs 9:7

The one who corrects a mocker
will bring dishonor on himself;
the one who rebukes a wicked man will get hurt.

Proverbs 29:8

Mockers inflame a city,
but the wise turn away anger.

Proverbs 1:22-26

“How long, foolish ones, will you love ignorance?
How long will you mockers enjoy mocking
and you fools hate knowledge? If you respond to my warning,
then I will pour out my spirit on you
and teach you my words. Since I called out and you refused,
extended my hand and no one paid attention,read more.
since you neglected all my counsel
and did not accept my correction, I, in turn, will laugh at your calamity.
I will mock when terror strikes you,

Proverbs 19:25

Strike a mocker, and the inexperienced learn a lesson;
rebuke the discerning, and he gains knowledge.

Proverbs 14:6

A mocker seeks wisdom and doesn’t find it,
but knowledge comes easily to the perceptive.

Isaiah 57:4

Who is it you are mocking?
Who is it you are opening your mouth
and sticking out your tongue at?
Isn’t it you, you rebellious children,
you race of liars,

Hosea 7:5

On the day of our king,
the princes are sick with the heat of wine—
there is a conspiracy with traitors.

Proverbs 9:12

If you are wise, you are wise for your own benefit;
if you mock, you alone will bear the consequences.”

Proverbs 19:28-29

A worthless witness mocks justice,
and a wicked mouth swallows iniquity. Judgments are prepared for mockers,
and beatings for the backs of fools.

Proverbs 21:11

When a mocker is punished,
the inexperienced become wiser;
when one teaches a wise man,
he acquires knowledge.

Isaiah 28:22

So now, do not mock,
or your shackles will become stronger.
Indeed, I have heard from the Lord God of Hosts
a decree of destruction for the whole land.

Isaiah 29:20

For the ruthless one will vanish,
the scorner will disappear,
and all those who lie in wait with evil intent
will be killed—

Zephaniah 2:10-11

This is what they get for their pride,
because they have taunted and acted arrogantly
against the people of the Lord of Hosts. The Lord will be terrifying to them
when He starves all the gods of the earth.
Then all the distant coastlands of the nations
will bow in worship to Him,
each in its own place.

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