'Laughing' in the Bible
Then Abraham went down on his face, and laughing, said in his heart, May a man a hundred years old have a child? will Sarah, at ninety years old, give birth?
And Sarah, laughing to herself, said, Now that I am used up am I still to have pleasure, my husband himself being old?
And the Lord said, Why was Sarah laughing and saying, Is it possible for me, being old, to give birth to a child?
Then Sarah said, I was not laughing; for she was full of fear. And he said, No, but you were laughing.
And Sarah said, God has given me cause for laughing, and everyone who has news of it will be laughing with me.
Give ear to the women laughing by the water-springs; there they will give again the story of the upright acts of the Lord, all the upright acts of his arm in Israel.
And the runners are passing over from city to city, in the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, even unto Zebulun: and they are laughing at them, and mocking at them,
But they put shame on the servants of God, making sport of his words and laughing at his prophets, till the wrath of God was moved against his people, till there was no help.
But Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arabian, hearing of it, made sport of us, laughing at us and saying, What are you doing? will you go against the king?
Till he fill thy mouth with laughing, and thy lips with rejoicing.
It seems that I am to be as one who is a cause of laughing to his neighbour, one who makes his prayer to God and is answered! the upright man who has done no wrong is to be made sport of!
Truly, those who make sport of me are round about me, and my eyes become dark because of their bitter laughing.
I was laughing at them when they had no hope, and the light of my face was never clouded by their fear.
Then he whose seat is in the heavens will be laughing: the Lord will make sport of them.
The upright will see it with fear, and will say, laughing at you: strong in his wealth.
But you are laughing at them, O Lord; you will make sport of all the nations.
You make us a cause of war among our neighbours; our haters are laughing at us among themselves.
So in the day of your trouble I will be laughing; I will make sport of your fear;
Even while laughing the heart may be sad; and after joy comes sorrow.
If a wise man goes to law with a foolish man, he may be angry or laughing, but there will be no rest.
Of laughing I said, It is foolish; and of joy--What use is it?
A time for weeping and a time for laughing; a time for sorrow and a time for dancing;
A feast is for laughing, and wine makes glad the heart; but by the one and the other money is wasted.
At whom are you laughing? At whom are you opening your mouth and sticking out your tongue? You are the children of rebels, the offspring of liars,
And in the towns of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem, I will put an end to the laughing voices, the voice of joy and the voice of the newly-married man and the voice of the bride: for the land will become a waste.
I did not spend my time in the company of other people, laughing and having a good time. I stayed to myself because I felt obligated to you and because I was filled with anger at what they had done.
For the Lord of armies, the God of Israel, has said, See, before your eyes and in your days I will put an end in this place to the laughing voices and the voice of joy; to the voice of the newly-married man and the voice of the bride.
For every word I say is a cry for help; I say with a loud voice, Violent behaviour and wasting: because the word of the Lord is made a shame to me and a cause of laughing all the day.
And more than this, I will take from them the sound of laughing voices, the voice of joy, the voice of the newly-married man, and the voice of the bride, the sound of the stones crushing the grain, and the shining of lights.
And from them will go out praise and the sound of laughing: and I will make them great in number, and they will not become less; and I will give them glory, and they will not be small.
ז ZayinDuring the days of her affliction and homelessnessJerusalem remembers all her precious belongingsthat were hers in days of old.When her people fell into the adversary’s hand,she had no one to help.The adversaries looked at her,laughing over her downfall.
You are responsible for the blood drained out by you, and you are unclean through the images which you have made; and you have made your day come near, and the time of your judging has come; for this cause I have made you a name of shame to the nations and a cause of laughing to all countries.
“They mock at kingsAnd rulers are a laughing matter to them.They laugh at every fortressAnd heap up rubble to capture it.
“Leave,” He said, “because the girl isn’t dead, but sleeping.” And they started laughing at Him.
They started laughing at Him, but He put them all outside. He took the child’s father, mother, and those who were with Him, and entered the place where the child was.
In the same way the chief priests, laughing at him among themselves with the scribes, said, A saviour of others, he has no salvation for himself.
Woe to you who are now full,for you will be hungry.Woe to you who are now laughing,for you will mourn and weep.
They started laughing at Him, because they knew she was dead.
For fear that if he makes a start and is not able to go on with it to the end, all who see it will be laughing at him,
Then, laughing to scorn the claims of Jesus, Herod (and his soldiers with him)
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