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65 Bible Verses about Mockery

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Isaiah 52:5

"Now therefore, what am I doing here," asks the LORD, "seeing that my people are taken away without cause? Those who rule over them are deluded," says the LORD, "and continuously, all the day long, my name is blasphemed.

Psalm 74:10

God, how long will the adversary scorn while the enemy despises your name endlessly?

Job 30:1

"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.

Job 17:2

Mockers surround me; I cannot stop staring at their hostility all through the night.

Job 21:3

Bear with me and let me speak! Then, after I've spoken, you'll be free to mock me.

Job 30:9

"Now, I've become the object of their mocking melodies; I'm nothing but a fool's proverb to them!

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.

Nehemiah 2:19

But when Sanballat the Horonite, his servant Tobiah the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arab heard about it, they jeered at us and despised us when they said, "What is this thing that you're doing? You're rebelling against the king, aren't you?"

Psalm 22:7

Everyone who sees me mocks me; they gape at me with open mouths and shake their heads at me.

Psalm 35:15-16

But when I stumbled, they rejoiced and gathered together. They gathered together against me attackers whom I did not know. They tore me apart and would not stop. Malicious mockers they gnashed their teeth against me.

Psalm 80:6

You have set us at strife against our neighbors and our enemies deride us.

Psalm 89:50-51

Remember, Lord, the reproach of your servant! I carry inside me all the insults of many people, when your enemies reproached you, LORD, when they reproached the footsteps of your anointed.

Psalm 119:51

Even though the arrogant utterly deride me, I do not turn away from your instruction.

Jeremiah 20:7

You deceived me, LORD, and I've been deceived. You overpowered me, and you prevailed. I've become a laughing stock all day long, and everyone mocks me.

Lamentations 3:14

I have become a laughingstock to all my people, the object of their taunts throughout the day.

Acts 17:32

When they heard about a resurrection of the dead, some began joking about it, while others said, "We will hear you again about this."

Acts 26:24

As he continued his defense, Festus shouted, "You're out of your mind, Paul! Too much education is driving you crazy!"

Matthew 20:17-19

When Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside and told them as they were walking along, "See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the high priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death. Then they will hand him over to unbelievers to be mocked, whipped, and crucified, but on the third day he will be raised."

Mark 10:32-34

Now Jesus and his disciples had been on the road going up to Jerusalem, with Jesus walking ahead of them. They were astonished, and the others who followed were afraid. Once again, Jesus took the Twelve aside and began to tell them what was going to happen to him. "Pay attention! We're going up to Jerusalem. The Son of Man will be handed over to the high priests and the scribes, and they'll condemn him to death. Then they'll hand him over to the unbelievers, and they'll make fun of him, spit on him, whip him, and kill him. But after three days he'll be raised."

Luke 18:31-33

Jesus took the Twelve aside and told them, "Pay attention! We're going up to Jerusalem. Everything written by the prophets about the Son of Man will be fulfilled, because he'll be handed over to the unbelievers, and will be mocked, insulted, and spit on. After they have whipped him, they'll kill him, but on the third day he'll rise again."

Matthew 26:67-68

Then they spit in his face and hit him. Some slapped him, saying, "Prophesy to us, you Messiah! Who hit you?"

Mark 14:65

Some of them began to spit on him. They blindfolded him and kept hitting him with their fists and telling him, "Prophesy!" Even the servants took him and slapped him around.

Luke 22:63-65

Then the men who were holding Jesus in custody began to make fun of him while they beat him. They blindfolded him and asked him over and over again, "Prophesy! Who is the one who hit you?" And they kept insulting him in many other ways.

Luke 23:11

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.

Matthew 27:27-31

Then the governor's soldiers took Jesus into the imperial headquarters and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him. They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him. Twisting some thorns into a victor's crown, they placed it on his head and put a stick in his right hand. They knelt down in front of him and began making fun of him, saying, "Long live the king of the Jews!" read more.
Then they spit on him and took the stick and hit him repeatedly on his head. When they had finished making fun of him, they stripped him of the robe, put his own clothes back on him, and led him away to crucify him.

Mark 15:16-20

The soldiers led Jesus into the courtyard of the palace (that is, the governor's headquarters) and called out the whole guard. They dressed him in a purple robe, twisted some thorns into a victor's crown, and placed it on his head. They began to greet him, "Long live the king of the Jews!" read more.
They kept hitting him on the head with a stick, spitting on him, kneeling in front of him, and worshiping him. 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.

Matthew 27:41-44

In the same way the high priests, along with the scribes and elders, were also making fun of him. They kept saying, "He saved others but can't save himself! He is the king of Israel. Let him come down from the cross now, and we will believe in him. He trusts in God. Let God rescue him, if he wants to do so now. After all, he said, "I am the Son of God.'"read more.
In a similar way, the bandits who were being crucified with him kept insulting him.

Mark 15:31-32

In the same way, the high priests, along with the scribes, were also making fun of him among themselves. They kept saying, "He saved others, but can't save himself! Let the Messiah, the king of Israel, come down from the cross now, since seeing is believing!" Even the men who were crucified with him kept insulting him.

Luke 23:35

Meanwhile, the people stood looking on. The leaders were mocking him by saying, "He saved others. Let him save himself, if he is the Messiah of God, the chosen one!"

Luke 23:36

The soldiers also made fun of Jesus by coming up and offering him sour wine,

2 Kings 19:20-28

Then Amoz's son Isaiah sent word to Hezekiah, "This is what the LORD, the God of Israel says: "Because you have prayed to me about King Sennacherib of Assyria, I have listened.'" "This is what the LORD has spoken against him: "She despises and mocks you, this virgin daughter of Zion! Behind your back she shakes her head, this daughter of Jerusalem! Who are you reproaching and blaspheming? Against whom have you raised your voice? And against whom have you lifted up your eyes in arrogance? Against the Holy One of Israel!read more.
By your messengers you have insulted the LORD. You have claimed, "With my many chariots I ascended the heights of the mountains, including the remotest regions of Lebanon; I cut down its tall cedars and the best of its cypress trees. I entered its most remote lodging place and its most fruitful forest. I myself dug for and drank foreign water. With the sole of my foot I dried up all the streams of Egypt!" "Didn't you hear? I determined it years ago! I planned this from ancient times, and now I've brought it to pass, to turn fortified cities into piles of ruins while their inhabitants, lacking strength, stand dismayed and confused. They were like vegetation out in the fields, and like green herbs just as grass that grows on a housetop dries out before it can grow. "But when you sit down, when you go out, and when you come in, I'm aware of it! Because of your rage against me, your complacency has reached my ears. I'll put my hook into your nostrils and my bit into your mouth. Then I'll turn you back on the road by which you came.'

Isaiah 37:22-29

This is the message that the LORD has spoken in opposition to him: ""The Virgin Daughter of Zion despises and mocks you; the Daughter of Jerusalem she tosses her head behind you as you flee. Whom have you insulted and reviled? Against whom have you raised your voice and lifted your eyes in pride? Against the Holy One of Israel! By your messengers you have insulted the LORD, and you have said, "With my many chariots I have climbed the heights of mountains, the utmost heights of Lebanon. I cut down its tallest cedars, the choicest of its pines; I reached its remotest heights, the most verdant of its forests.read more.
I myself dug wells and drank foreign waters; with the soles of my feet I dried up all the streams of Egypt." ""Didn't you hear how in the distant past I decided to do it, how I planned from days of old? Now I've made it happen that fortified cities become devastated, besieged heaps. Their inhabitants are devoid of power, and are terrified and put to shame. They've become like plants in the field, like green shoots, like grass on rooftops, scorched by the east wind. ""I know when you rise up and when you sit down, your comings and goings and how you've become enraged at me. Your insolence has reached my ears, so I'll put my hook in your nose and my bit in your mouth, and I'll make you turn back on the road by which you came.

Job 22:17-20

They told God, "Get away from us!' and "What will the Almighty do to them?' "Though God fills their houses with good things, the counsel of the wicked will remain far from me. The righteous will see this and rejoice; the innocent will insult him, saying,read more.
"Our enemies are sure to be destroyed, and fire will burn up what's left of their riches."

Jeremiah 10:14-16

Everyone is stupid and without knowledge. Every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols, for his images are false. There is no life in them. They're worthless, a work of mockery, and when the time of punishment comes, they'll perish. The Portion of Jacob is not like these. He made everything, and Israel is the tribe of his inheritance. The LORD of the Heavenly Armies is his name.

Jeremiah 51:17-19

Everyone is stupid and without knowledge. Every goldsmith is put to shame by his own idols, for his images are false, and there is no life in them. They're worthless, a work of mockery, and when the time of punishment comes, they'll perish. The Portion of Jacob is not like these. He made everything, including the tribe of his inheritance. The LORD of the Heavenly Armies is his name.

Ezekiel 22:1-5

This message came to me from the LORD: "Now, Son of Man, will you truly judge that blood-stained city? Then make her aware of all of her detestable practices. "You are to say, "This is what the Lord GOD says: "The city keeps on shedding blood within her, hastening her time to be judged. She crafts idols that defile her.read more.
"""You're guilty because of the blood that you've shed. You were defiled by the idols that you've made. You've caused your judgment day to draw near and have even come to the end of your life. Therefore, I've made you an object of derision among the nations and to other lands. Those who are both near and far away from you will scoff at you, because your reputation will be infamous and full of turmoil.

Job 11:1-3

Zophar from Naamath had this to say: "Shouldn't a multitude of words be answered, or a person who talks too much be vindicated? Will your irrational babble silence people, and when you mock them, will you escape without being shamed?

Job 9:21-24

"I'm blameless; I don't know myself; I despise my life. I say it's all the same he destroys both the blameless and the guilty. If a calamity causes sudden death, he'll mock at the despair of the innocent.read more.
A land is given into the hands of a wicked person; he covers the faces of its judges. If it is not God, then who is it?"

Proverbs 22:10

Throw out the mocker and strife departs, too; furthermore, quarrels and discord will end.

Proverbs 9:7

Whoever corrects a mocker invites only insult, and whoever rebukes the wicked will himself become stained.

Proverbs 29:8

Scornful men enflame a city, but the wise defuse anger.

Proverbs 15:12

The arrogant mocker never loves the one who corrects him; he will not inquire of the wise.

Proverbs 1:22-26

"You naive ones, how long will you love naivety And how long will scoffers delight in scoffing or fools hate knowledge?" Return to my correction! Look, I will pour out my spirit on you, and I will make my words known to you. "Because I called out to you and you refused to respond I appealed, but no one paid attention read more.
because you neglected all my advice and did not want my correction, I will laugh at your calamity. I will mock when what you fear comes,

Proverbs 19:25

If you scourge a scoffer, the simple person may learn to be discreet; rebuke a discerning man and he will gain understanding.

Proverbs 14:6

A mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but learning comes easily to someone who understands.

Isaiah 57:4

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,

Hosea 7:5

"On the king's festival day the princes got drunk from wine, so the king joined the mockers.

Proverbs 9:12

If you are wise, your wisdom will assist you. If you mock, you alone will be held responsible.

Proverbs 19:28-29

A corrupt witness mocks justice, and the wicked person feeds on iniquity. Condemnation is appropriate for mockers, just as beatings are for the backs of fools.

Proverbs 21:11

When a mocker is punished, the fool gains wisdom; but when the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.

Isaiah 28:22

But as for you, don't start mocking, or your chains will become tighter; for I have heard from the LORD of the Heavenly Armies about destruction, and it is decreed against the whole land.

Isaiah 29:20

For the ruthless will vanish, and mockers will disappear, and all who have an eye for evil will be cut down

Zephaniah 2:10-11

This they will have in lieu of their pride, because they have insulted and mocked the people of the LORD of the Heavenly Armies. The LORD will incite them to terror, because he will cause all the gods of the earth to waste away. They will worship him, every person in his own home, including even the coastlands of the nations."

From Thematic Bible


Mockery » Those that mock the poor

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