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Theasaurus: Mockery

65 Bible Verses about Mockery

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Isaiah 52:5

And now what do I have here?"{declares} Yahweh, "for my people is taken without cause. Its rulers howl," {declares} Yahweh--"and my name [is] reviled continually, all day.

Psalm 74:10

How long, O God, will [the] adversary taunt? Will [the] enemy treat your name with contempt forever?

Job 30:1

"But now [those] younger than I, as far as days, laugh at me, whose fathers I rejected for setting with the dogs of my sheep and goats.

Job 17:2

{Surely} mockery [is] with me, and my eye {rests} on their provocation.

Job 21:3

Bear [with] me, and I myself will speak; then after my speaking you can mock.

Job 30:9

"But now I am their mocking song, and I have become a byword for them.

2 Chronicles 36:16

But they were mocking the messengers of God and despising his words and scoffing at his prophets until the wrath of Yahweh rose against his people until there was no remedy.

Nehemiah 2:19

But Sanballat the Horonite, the Ammonite servant Tobiah, and Geshem the Arab heard it, and they mocked and despised us, saying, "What is this thing that you are doing? Are you rebelling against the king?"

Psalm 22:7

All [who] see me mock me. They open wide [their] lips; they shake [the] head, [saying]:

Psalm 35:15-16

But at my stumbling they rejoiced and gathered together; smiters whom I did not know gathered against me. They tore and did not cease. Among [the] ungodly of the mockers at feasts, [they] gnashed at me with their teeth.

Psalm 69:12

Those sitting at [the] gate talk about me [as] also [the] songs of [the] drunkards.

Psalm 80:6

You have made us [an object of] strife to our neighbors, and our enemies mock among themselves.

Psalm 89:50-51

Remember, O Lord the taunting of your servants, [how] I bear in my bosom [the taunts of] all [the] many peoples, [by] which your enemies taunt, O Yahweh, [by] which they taunt the steps of your anointed one.

Psalm 119:51

[The] arrogant utterly deride me; I have not turned aside from your law.

Jeremiah 20:7

You have persuaded me, Yahweh, and I was persuaded. You have overpowered me, and you have prevailed. I have become a laughingstock all day [long]. {Everyone} [is] mocking me.

Lamentations 3:14

I have become a laughingstock for all the people, their mocking song all day long.

Acts 17:32

Now [when they] heard about the resurrection of the dead, [some] scoffed, but [others] said, "We will hear you about this again also."

Acts 26:24

And [as] he was saying these things in his defense, Festus said with a loud voice, "You are out of your mind, Paul! [Your] great learning {is driving} you {insane}!"

Matthew 20:17-19

And [as] Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples by themselves and said to them on the way, "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death, and will hand him over to the Gentiles to mock [him] and flog [him] and crucify [him], and on the third day he will be raised."

Mark 10:32-34

Now they were on the road going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was going on ahead of them. And they were astounded, but those who were following [him] were afraid. And taking aside the twelve again, he began to tell them the things that were about to happen to him: "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles. And they will mock him and spit on him and flog him and kill [him], and after three days he will rise."

Luke 18:31-33

And taking aside the twelve, he said to them, "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all the things that are written by the prophets with reference to the Son of Man will be accomplished. For he will be handed over to the Gentiles and will be mocked and mistreated and spit on, and [after] flogging [him] they will kill him, and on the third day he will rise."

Matthew 26:67-68

Then they spat in his face and struck him with their fists, and they slapped [him], saying, "Prophesy for us, [you] Christ! Who is it who hit you?"

Mark 14:65

And some began to spit on him and to cover his face and to strike him with their fists, and to say to him "Prophesy!" And the officers received him with slaps in the face.

Luke 22:63-65

And the men who were guarding him began to mock him [while] they beat [him], and [after] blindfolding him they repeatedly asked [him], saying, "Prophesy! Who is the one who struck you?" And they were saying many other [things] against him, reviling [him].

Luke 23:11

And Herod with his soldiers also treated him with contempt, and [after] mocking [him] [and] dressing [him] [in] glistening clothing, he sent him back to Pilate.

Matthew 27:27-31

Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the governor's residence [and] gathered the whole cohort to him. And they stripped him [and] put a scarlet military cloak around him, and weaving a crown of thorns, they put [it] on his head, and [put] a reed in his right hand. And kneeling down before him, they mocked him, saying, "Hail, king of the Jews!"read more.
And they spat on him [and] took the reed and repeatedly struck [him] on his head. And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the military cloak and put his [own] clothes on him, and led him away in order to crucify [him].

Mark 15:16-20

So the soldiers led him away into the palace (that is, the governor's residence) and called together the whole cohort. And they put a purple cloak on him, and [after] weaving a crown of thorns they placed [it] on him. And they began to greet him, "Hail, king of the Jews!"read more.
And they repeatedly struck him on the head with a reed, and were spitting on him, and {they knelt down} [and] did obeisance to him. And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the purple cloak and put his own clothes on him, and they led him out so that they could crucify him.

Matthew 27:41-44

In the same way also the chief priests, along with the scribes and elders, were mocking [him], saying, "He saved others; he is not able to save himself! He is the king of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him! He trusts in God; let him deliver him now if he wants to, because he said, 'I am the Son of God'!"read more.
And in the same [way] even the robbers who were crucified with him were reviling him.

Mark 15:31-32

In the same way also the chief priests, along with the scribes, were mocking [him] to one another, saying, "He saved others; he is not able to save himself! Let the Christ, 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 reviling him.

Luke 23:35

And the people stood there watching, but the rulers also ridiculed [him], saying, "He saved others; let him save himself, if this [man] is the Christ of God, the Chosen One!"

Luke 23:36

And the soldiers also mocked him, coming up [and] offering him sour win

2 Kings 19:20-28

Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, "Thus says Yahweh the God of Israel, 'What you have prayed to me about Sennacherib king of Assyria I have heard. This is the word that Yahweh has spoken concerning him: She despises you, she scorns you, the virgin daughter of Zion. Behind you the daughter of Jerusalem shakes [her] head. Whom have you mocked and reviled? And against whom have you have raised [your] voice and have haughtily lifted your eyes? Against the Holy One of Israel!read more.
By the hand of your messengers you have mocked the Lord, and you have said, 'With my many chariots I have gone up [to] the height of the mountains. [To] the remote areas of Lebanon, I have felled the tallest of its cedars, the choicest of its cypresses. I have entered the place of overnight lodging. Even [to] the edge of forest of its fertile land. I dug [wells] and I drank foreign water, and I dried up with the sole of my steps all the canals of Egypt.' Have you not heard? From long ago I have determined it, from the days of old I have planned it, and now I am bringing it to pass. It shall be turned into a pile of rocks; fortified cities are ruined. Their inhabitants, short of hand, shall be dismayed; and they shall be ashamed. They have become green plants of the open field, and tender grass, green grass of the roof and blight before the standing grain. Your sitting, your going out, and your coming [in] I know, and your raging against me. Because you are raging against me, and your arrogance has come up in my ears, I will put my nose ring in your nose and my bridle in your mouth. And I will turn you back on the way that you have come.

Isaiah 37:22-29

this [is] the word that Yahweh has spoken concerning him: She shows contempt for you; she derides you, virgin daughter of Zion; she shakes [her] head behind you, daughter of Jerusalem. Whom have you taunted and blasphemed, and against whom have you raised up [your] voice and lifted your eyes upward? To the holy one of Israel! By the hand of your servants you have taunted the Lord, and you have said, "With my many chariots, I myself have gone up [the] height of [the] mountains, [to] the remote areas of Lebanon. And I cut off {its tall cedars}, the choicest of its junipers. And I came [to] the height of its limit, the forest of its orchard.read more.
I myself dug and drank waters, and I caused all the streams of Egypt to dry up by the sole of my feet." Have you not heard from {a long time ago}? I have made it from days of primeval time, and I formed it. Now I have brought it [about], and it is for fortified cities to collapse into heaps of destroyed stones. And their inhabitants [are] {weak}; they are dismayed, and they are ashamed; they have become [like] plants of [the] field, and [like] greens of grass, [like] grass on [the] roofs and a cultivated field {before} the standing grain. And I know your sitting down and your going out, and your coming in, and your raging {against} me. Because you were enraged {against} me, and your noise has come up to my ears, I will put my hook in your nose and my bridle on your lips, and I will turn you back on the way [by] which you came.

Job 22:17-20

[Those] who said to God, 'Turn away from us,' and 'What can Shaddai do to us?' Yet he himself filled up their houses [with] good [things], but [the] schemes of [the] wicked are repugnant to me. [The] righteous see, and they rejoice, but [the] innocent [one] mocks at them.read more.
{Surely} our foe perishes, and fire has consumed their remainder.

Jeremiah 10:14-16

{Everyone} is stupid, {without knowledge}, every goldsmith is ashamed by [his] divine image, for his cast image [is] an illusion, and [there is] no breath in them. They [are] vanity, a work of mockery, at the time of their punishment, they will perish. The portion of Jacob [is] not like these, for he [is] the creator of everything, and Israel [is] the tribe of his inheritance, Yahweh of hosts [is] his name.

Jeremiah 51:17-19

All humankind turns out to be stupid, without knowledge. Every goldsmith is put to shame by [the] divine image. For his cast image [is] a lie, and [there is] no breath in them. They [are] worthless, a work of mockery. At the time of their punishment, they will perish. The portion of Jacob [is] not like these, for he [is] the creator of {everything}, and the tribe of his inheritance. Yahweh of hosts [is] his name.

Ezekiel 22:1-5

And the word of Yahweh {came} to me, {saying}, "And you, son of man, will you judge? Will you judge the {bloody city}? Then you must make known [to] her all of her detestable things! And you must say, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "A city pouring out blood in the midst of her; {its time has come}, and it made idols for itself, becoming unclean.read more.
By your blood that you poured out you have become guilty, and by your idols that you made you have become unclean, and you have brought your days near, {and your appointed years have come}. Therefore I have made you a disgrace for the nations and a laughingstock to all of the countries. The [people] near and the [people] far from you will make fun of you, {the unclean and the terrified}.

Job 11:1-3

Then Zophar the Naamathite answered and said, "Should an abundance of words go unanswered, or {a man full of talk} be vindicated? Should your loose talk put people to silence? {And when you mock, shall no one put you to shame}?

Job 9:21-24

"I [am] blameless; I do not care about myself; I loathe my life. It [is all] one; therefore I say, 'He destroys [both the] blameless and [the] wicked.' When the whip kills suddenly, he mocks at [the] despair of [the] innocent.read more.
The earth is given into [the] hand of [the] wicked; he covers the face of its judge-- if [it is] not [he], then who [is] it?

Proverbs 22:10

Drive out a scoffer and strife will go out; quarrel and abuse will cease.

Proverbs 9:7

He who corrects a scoffer gains abuse for himself, and he who rebukes the wicked {gets hurt}.

Proverbs 29:8

Men of scoffing set a city aflame, but the wise turn away wrath.

Proverbs 1:22-26

"{How long}, O simple ones, will you love simplicity? And [how long] will scoffers delight in their scoffing, and fools hate knowledge? May you turn to my argument! Behold, I shall pour out my spirit upon you; I will make my words known to you. Because I called out and you refused me, I stretched out my hand, yet there is none who heeds.read more.
You have ignored all my counsel, and my reproof you are not willing [to accept]. I will also laugh at your calamity; I will mock when panic comes [upon] you.

Proverbs 19:25

The scoffer you shall strike, and the simple, may they learn prudence, and reprove the intelligent [and] he will gain knowledge.

Proverbs 14:6

A scoffer seeks wisdom, but there is none, but knowledge {comes easily to him who understands}.

Isaiah 57:4

At whom do you make fun? At whom do you {open} [your] mouth [and] {stick out} [your] tongue? [Are] you not children of transgression, offspring of deception,

Hosea 7:5

[On] the day of our king, the princes became sick [with] the heat of wine; he stretched out his hand with mockers.

Proverbs 9:12

If you are wise, you are wise for yourself, and [if] you scoff, alone you shall bear [it].

Proverbs 19:28-29

A worthless witness will mock justice, and the mouth of the wicked will devour iniquity. Judgments are prepared for the scoffers, and flogging for the back of fools.

Proverbs 21:11

With the punishment of a scoffer, the simple will become wise, and with the instruction of the wise, he will obtain knowledge.

Isaiah 28:22

And now you must not scoff, or your bonds will be strong, for I have heard from the Lord, Yahweh of hosts: complete destruction decreed upon all the land.

Isaiah 29:20

For [the] tyrant shall be no more, and [the] scoffer shall come to an end. And all those lying in wait for evil shall be cut off;

Zephaniah 2:10-11

This [shall be] for them in place of their pride because they mocked and boasted against the people of Yahweh of hosts. Yahweh [will be] awesome against them, for he will destroy all the gods of the earth and all the lands of the nations; each in its place will bow down to him.

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