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Theasaurus: Sarcasm

13 Bible Verses about Sarcasm

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Joshua 17:14-15

At that time, the descendants of Joseph asked Joshua, "Why did you give us only one allotment and portion for an inheritance, since we're numerous and the LORD has blessed us all along?" So Joshua replied to them, "Since you're so numerous, go up to the forest and clear ground there for yourselves in the territory where the Perizzites and Rephaim are, because the hill country of Ephraim is too narrow for you."

Judges 9:7-15

When Jotham was informed about this, he went out, took his stand on top of Mount Gerizim, and cried out loudly, "Listen to me, you "lords" of Shechem, and God will listen to you. "Once upon a time the trees went out to consecrate a king for themselves. "So they told the olive tree, "Reign over us!' But the olive tree asked them, "Should I stop producing my rich oils by which both God and men are honored and go take dominion over trees?'read more.
"So the trees told the fig tree, "Hey you! Come and reign over us!' But the fig tree asked them, "Should I leave my sweet, good fruit and go take dominion over trees?' "So the trees told the grape vine, "Hey you! Come and reign over us!' But the grape vine asked them, "Should I leave my new wine, which cheers God and man, and go take dominion over trees?' "So all the trees told the bramble bush, "Hey you! Come and reign over us!' Then the bramble bush replied to the trees, "If you really are consecrating me to rule you, come and put your confidence in my shade; but if not, may fire spring out from the bramble bush and burn up the cedars of Lebanon"'

Judges 10:14

Go and cry out to the gods that you have chosen for yourselves. Let them deliver you in your time of trouble."

2 Samuel 6:20

When David returned to bless his household, Saul's daughter Michal came out to meet him and called out, "How the king of Israel honored himself today by undressing himself right in front of his women staff members, just like any pervert would dare to expose himself!"

1 Kings 20:10-11

Beh-hadad sent this message back: "May the gods do so to me, and more than that also, if the dust that remains of Samaria is enough to fill up a few handfuls for all of the armies at my disposal." But the king of Israel replied, "Tell him, "The one who is starting to strap on his battle armor should never brag like the one who is taking it off.'"

2 Kings 14:9

But King Jehoash of Israel sent this message to King Amaziah of Judah: "The thorn bush in Lebanon sent this message to the cedar of Lebanon: "Give your daughter to my son in marriage.' But just then a wild beast from Lebanon wandered by and trampled down the thorn bush.

2 Kings 18:23-24

""Come now, and make a deal with my master, the king of Assyria, and I'll give you 2,000 horses, if you can furnish them with riders. How can you refuse even one official from the least of my master's servants and rely on Egypt for chariots and horsemen?

Nehemiah 4:1-3

When Sanballat heard that we were reconstructing the wall, he flew into a rage, became indignant, and mocked the Jews. He addressed his allies and the Samaritan officials, saying "What are these pathetic Jews doing? Are they intending to rebuild it by themselves? Do they intend to offer sacrifices? Will they finish in a single day? Can they make stones from this burned out rubble?" Tobiah the Ammonite stood to the side, commenting, "If a fox were to jump onto what they're building, it would collapse their stone wall!"

Job 38:19-21

"Where is the road to where the light lives? Or where does the darkness live? Can you take it to its homeland, since you know the path to his house? You should know! After all, you had been born back then, so the number of your days is great!

Matthew 27:28-29

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!"

Luke 23:35-39

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!" The soldiers also made fun of Jesus by coming up and offering him sour wine, saying, "If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself!" read more.
There was also an inscription over him written in Greek, Latin, and Hebrew: "This is the King of the Jews." Now one of the criminals hanging there kept insulting him, "You are the Messiah, aren't you? Save yourself"and us!"

John 19:1-3

Then Pilate had Jesus taken away and whipped. The soldiers twisted some thorns into a victor's crown, put it on his head, and threw a purple robe on him. They kept coming up to him and saying, "Long live the king of the Jews!" Then they began to slap him on the face.

John 19:19

Pilate wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It read, "Jesus from Nazareth, the King of the Jews."

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Sarcasm » Instances of » The persecutors of jesus

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.

John 19:5

Then Jesus came outside, wearing the victor's crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate told them, "Here is the man!"

John 19:15

Then they shouted, "Take him away! Take him away! Crucify him!" Pilate asked them, "Should I crucify your king?"

John 19:2-3

The soldiers twisted some thorns into a victor's crown, put it on his head, and threw a purple robe on him. They kept coming up to him and saying, "Long live the king of the Jews!" Then they began to slap him on the face.

Matthew 27:28-29

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!"

Sarcasm » Instances of » Jehoash to amaziah

2 Kings 14:9-10

But King Jehoash of Israel sent this message to King Amaziah of Judah: "The thorn bush in Lebanon sent this message to the cedar of Lebanon: "Give your daughter to my son in marriage.' But just then a wild beast from Lebanon wandered by and trampled down the thorn bush. You just defeated Edom and you're arrogant. Bask in your victory and stay home. Why incite trouble so that you yes, you! fall, along with Judah with you?"

2 Chronicles 25:18-19

But King Joash of Israel replied to King Amaziah of Judah, "There once was a thorn bush in Lebanon that sent an invitation to the cedar of Lebanon that read "Give your daughter to my son in marriage.' Right about then, a wild animal in Lebanon passed by and trampled the thorn bush. You claim you've defeated Edom, but you're really only puffed up with arrogant boasting. So stay home. Why stir up trouble so you die, and the rest of Judah with you?"

Sarcasm » Instances of » God reproaching israel

Judges 10:14

Go and cry out to the gods that you have chosen for yourselves. Let them deliver you in your time of trouble."

Numbers 11:20

but for a whole month until it comes out your nostrils and makes you vomit. This is because you've despised the LORD, who is among you, and you cried out in his presence by complaining, "Why did we ever leave Egypt?"'"

Sarcasm » Instances of » Rabshakeh to hezekiah

2 Kings 18:23-24

""Come now, and make a deal with my master, the king of Assyria, and I'll give you 2,000 horses, if you can furnish them with riders. How can you refuse even one official from the least of my master's servants and rely on Egypt for chariots and horsemen?

Sarcasm » Instances of » Job to zophar

Job 12:2-3

"Truly, you are the people and wisdom will die with you! Like you, I also have understanding. I'm not inferior to you; who doesn't know things like this?"

Sarcasm » Instances of » Joshua to the descendants of joseph

Joshua 17:15

So Joshua replied to them, "Since you're so numerous, go up to the forest and clear ground there for yourselves in the territory where the Perizzites and Rephaim are, because the hill country of Ephraim is too narrow for you."

Sarcasm » Instances of » The men of jabesh to nahash

1 Samuel 11:10

The men of Jabesh said, "Tomorrow we will come out to you and surrender. Then you can do whatever you want to us."

Sarcasm » Instances of » Ahab's reply to ben-hadad

1 Kings 20:11

But the king of Israel replied, "Tell him, "The one who is starting to strap on his battle armor should never brag like the one who is taking it off.'"

Sarcasm » Instances of » Eliab to david

1 Samuel 17:28

Eliab his oldest brother heard him talking to the men. Eliab was angry with David and said, "Why did you come down here? And who did you leave those few sheep with in the wilderness? I know your insolence and wicked intentions. You came down just to see the battle!"

Sarcasm » Instances of » Zophar to job

Job 11:12

An empty-headed person will gain understanding when a wild donkey is born a human being!"

Sarcasm » Instances of » By jotham

Judges 9:7-19

When Jotham was informed about this, he went out, took his stand on top of Mount Gerizim, and cried out loudly, "Listen to me, you "lords" of Shechem, and God will listen to you. "Once upon a time the trees went out to consecrate a king for themselves. "So they told the olive tree, "Reign over us!' But the olive tree asked them, "Should I stop producing my rich oils by which both God and men are honored and go take dominion over trees?' read more.
"So the trees told the fig tree, "Hey you! Come and reign over us!' But the fig tree asked them, "Should I leave my sweet, good fruit and go take dominion over trees?' "So the trees told the grape vine, "Hey you! Come and reign over us!' But the grape vine asked them, "Should I leave my new wine, which cheers God and man, and go take dominion over trees?' "So all the trees told the bramble bush, "Hey you! Come and reign over us!' Then the bramble bush replied to the trees, "If you really are consecrating me to rule you, come and put your confidence in my shade; but if not, may fire spring out from the bramble bush and burn up the cedars of Lebanon"' "Now then, if you have been acting in good faith and integrity by making a king out of Abimelech, if you have treated Jerubbaal and his household appropriately by acting toward him as he deserved because my father fought on your behalf, throwing away all concern for his own life, and delivered you from Midian's domination. "But now as for you, you've rebelled against my father's house today. You've murdered his sons 70 men in one place, and you've installed Abimelech, the son of his mistress, as king to rule over the "lords" of Shechem, since he's related to you. So if you've acted in good faith and integrity toward Jerubbaal and his household today, then you're welcome to Abimelech, and he's welcome to you"

Sarcasm » Instances of » Elijah to the priests of baal

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."

Sarcasm » Instances of » Sanballat's address to the army of samaria

Nehemiah 4:2-3

He addressed his allies and the Samaritan officials, saying "What are these pathetic Jews doing? Are they intending to rebuild it by themselves? Do they intend to offer sacrifices? Will they finish in a single day? Can they make stones from this burned out rubble?" Tobiah the Ammonite stood to the side, commenting, "If a fox were to jump onto what they're building, it would collapse their stone wall!"

Sarcasm » Instances of » David's reply to michal's irony

2 Samuel 6:21

But David replied to Michal, "It was in front of the LORD, who appointed me to replace your father and his entire household by selecting me as Commander-in-Chief over Israel, the people of the LORD, that I danced in front of the LORD.

Sarcasm » Instances of » Israelites reproaching moses

Exodus 14:11

They also told Moses, "Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you took us out to die in the desert? What have you done to us, by bringing us out of Egypt?

Sarcasm » Instances of » Balak reproaching balaam

Numbers 24:11

Now get out of here! I had promised you that I would definitely honor you, but now the LORD has kept me from doing that!"

Sarcasm » Instances of » Herod agrippa ii to paul

Acts 26:28

Agrippa asked Paul, "Can you so quickly persuade me to become a Christian?"

Sarcasm » Instances of » Of solomon

Proverbs 26:16

The lazy person is wiser in his own opinion than seven men who can give an appropriate response.

Sarcasm » Instances of » By samson

Judges 14:18

Then the men of the city answered him just before sunset on the seventh day: "What is sweeter than honey? What are stronger than lions?" Samson responded, "If you hadn't plowed with my heifer, you wouldn't have solved my riddle."

Sarcasm » Instances of » Paul

Sarcasm » Instances of » Cain's self-justifying argument when God asked him where abel was

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