'Scoffer' in the Bible
A wise son heeds [and is the fruit of] his father's instruction and correction, but a scoffer listens not to rebuke.
A scoffer seeks Wisdom in vain [for his very attitude blinds and deafens him to it], but knowledge is easy to him who [being teachable] understands.
Strike a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; reprove a man of understanding, and he will increase in knowledge.
When the scoffer is punished, the fool gets a lesson in being wise; but men of [godly] Wisdom and good sense learn by being instructed.
The proud and haughty man -- "Scoffer is his name -- "deals and acts with overbearing pride.
Drive out the scoffer, and contention will go out; yes, strife and abuse will cease.
The plans of the foolish and the thought of foolishness are sin, and the scoffer is an abomination to men.
For the terrible one [the Assyrian enemy] shall come to nought, and the scoffer shall cease, and all those who watch for iniquity [as an occasion for accusation] shall be cut off -- "