'Taunt' in the Bible
He was hired that I should be made afraid and do as he said and sin, that they might have matter for an evil report with which to taunt and reproach me.
As with a sword [crushing] in my bones, my enemies taunt and reproach me, while they say continually to me, Where is your God?
You have made us the taunt of our neighbors, a scoffing and a derision to those who are round about us.
Because for Your sake I have borne taunt and reproach; confusion and shame have covered my face.
[Because of such humiliation] we have become a taunt and reproach to our neighbors, a mocking and derision to those who are round about us.
My adversaries taunt and reproach me all the day; and they who are angry with me use my name as a curse.
I have become also a reproach and a taunt to others; when they see me, they shake their heads.
Then shall I have an answer for those who taunt and reproach me, for I lean on, rely on, and trust in Your word.
I will even give them up to be a dismay and a horror and to be tossed to and fro among all the kingdoms of the earth for evil, to be a reproach, a byword or proverb, a taunt, and a curse in all places where I will drive them.
For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: As My anger and My wrath have been poured forth upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so shall My wrath be poured forth upon you when you enter Egypt. You shall be a detested thing, an astonishment and horror, a curse, a thing lightly esteemed and a taunt and a reproach; you shall see this place no more.
So it shall be a reproach and a taunt, a warning and a horror and an astonishment to the [heathen] nations around you when I shall execute judgments upon you in anger and in wrath and in furious chastisements and rebukes -- "I the Lord have spoken it.
Shall not all these [victims of his greed] take up a taunt against him and in scoffing derision of him say, Woe to him who piles up that which is not his! [How long will he possess it?] And [woe to him] who loads himself with promissory notes for usury!