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But Sarah saw that the son whom Hagar the Egyptian had borne to Abraham was mocking,
Genesis 21:9
 
From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some youths came out of the town and jeered at him. "Go on up, you baldhead!" they said. "Go on up, you baldhead!"
2 Kings 2:23
 
At the king's command, couriers went throughout Israel and Judah with letters from the king and from his officials, which read: "People of Israel, return to the LORD, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, that he may return to you who are left, who have escaped from the hand of the kings of Assyria.
Do not be like your fathers and brothers, who were unfaithful to the LORD, the God of their fathers, so that he made them an object of horror, as you see.
Do not be stiff-necked, as your fathers were; submit to the LORD. Come to the sanctuary, which he has consecrated forever. Serve the LORD your God, so that his fierce anger will turn away from you.
If you return to the LORD, then your brothers and your children will be shown compassion by their captors and will come back to this land, for the LORD your God is gracious and compassionate. He will not turn his face from you if you return to him."
The couriers went from town to town in Ephraim and Manasseh, as far as Zebulun, but the people scorned and ridiculed them.
2 Chronicles 30:6-10
 
But they mocked God's messengers, despised his words and scoffed at his prophets until the wrath of the LORD was aroused against his people and there was no remedy.
2 Chronicles 36:16
 
When Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became angry and was greatly incensed. He ridiculed the Jews,
Nehemiah 4:1
 
Yet they say to God, 'Leave us alone! We have no desire to know your ways.
Who is the Almighty, that we should serve him? What would we gain by praying to him?'
Job 21:14-15
 
"But now they mock me, men younger than I, whose fathers I would have disdained to put with my sheep dogs.
Job 30:1
 
"And now their sons mock me in song; I have become a byword among them.
Job 30:9
 
What man is like Job, who drinks scorn like water?
Job 34:7
 
Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers.
Psalms 1:1
 
But when I stumbled, they gathered in glee; attackers gathered against me when I was unaware. They slandered me without ceasing.
Like the ungodly they maliciously mocked ; they gnashed their teeth at me.
Psalms 35:15-16
 
My tears have been my food day and night, while men say to me all day long, "Where is your God?"
Psalms 42:3
 
They say, "How can God know? Does the Most High have knowledge?"
Psalms 73:11
 
They spoke against God, saying, "Can God spread a table in the desert?
When he struck the rock, water gushed out, and streams flowed abundantly. But can he also give us food? Can he supply meat for his people?"
Psalms 78:19-20
 
for they had rebelled against the words of God and despised the counsel of the Most High.
So he subjected them to bitter labor; they stumbled, and there was no one to help.
Psalms 107:11-12
 
"How long will you simple ones love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge?
Proverbs 1:22
 
since you ignored all my advice and would not accept my rebuke,
Proverbs 1:25
 
He mocks proud mockers but gives grace to the humble.
Proverbs 3:34
 
If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer."
Proverbs 9:12
 
A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke.
Proverbs 13:1
 
The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.
Proverbs 14:6
 
Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright.
Proverbs 14:9
 
Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.
Proverbs 19:29
 
When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom; when a wise man is instructed, he gets knowledge.
Proverbs 21:11
 
The proud and arrogant man-"Mocker" is his name; he behaves with overweening pride.
Proverbs 21:24
 
Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended.
Proverbs 22:10
 
The schemes of folly are sin, and men detest a mocker.
Proverbs 24:9
 
Woe to those who draw sin along with cords of deceit, and wickedness as with cart ropes,
to those who say, "Let God hurry, let him hasten his work so we may see it. Let it approach, let the plan of the Holy One of Israel come, so we may know it."
Isaiah 5:18-19
 
Therefore, as tongues of fire lick up straw and as dry grass sinks down in the flames, so their roots will decay and their flowers blow away like dust; for they have rejected the law of the LORD Almighty and spurned the word of the Holy One of Israel.
Therefore the LORD's anger burns against his people; his hand is raised and he strikes them down. The mountains shake, and the dead bodies are like refuse in the streets. Yet for all this, his anger is not turned away, his hand is still upraised.
Isaiah 5:24-25
 
Does the ax raise itself above him who swings it, or the saw boast against him who uses it? As if a rod were to wield him who lifts it up, or a club brandish him who is not wood!
Isaiah 10:15
 
Therefore hear the word of the LORD, you scoffers who rule this people in Jerusalem.
Isaiah 28:14
 
The ruthless will vanish, the mockers will disappear, and all who have an eye for evil will be cut down-
Isaiah 29:20
 
Whom are you mocking? At whom do you sneer and stick out your tongue? Are you not a brood of rebels, the offspring of liars?
Isaiah 57:4
 
They keep saying to me, "Where is the word of the LORD ? Let it now be fulfilled!"
Jeremiah 17:15
 
Azariah son of Hoshaiah and Johanan son of Kareah and all the arrogant men said to Jeremiah, "You are lying! The LORD our God has not sent you to say, 'You must not go to Egypt to settle there.'
Jeremiah 43:2
 
In the days of her affliction and wandering Jerusalem remembers all the treasures that were hers in days of old. When her people fell into enemy hands, there was no one to help her. Her enemies looked at her and laughed at her destruction.
Lamentations 1:7
 
He said to me, "Son of man, have you seen what the elders of the house of Israel are doing in the darkness, each at the shrine of his own idol? They say, 'The LORD does not see us; the LORD has forsaken the land.' "
Ezekiel 8:12
 
He answered me, "The sin of the house of Israel and Judah is exceedingly great; the land is full of bloodshed and the city is full of injustice. They say, 'The LORD has forsaken the land; the LORD does not see.'
Ezekiel 9:9
 
The LORD said to me, "Son of man, these are the men who are plotting evil and giving wicked advice in this city.
They say, 'Will it not soon be time to build houses? This city is a cooking pot, and we are the meat.'
Ezekiel 11:2-3
 
"Son of man, what is this proverb you have in the land of Israel: 'The days go by and every vision comes to nothing'?
Ezekiel 12:22
 
Say to them, 'Hear the word of the Sovereign LORD. This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Because you said "Aha!" over my sanctuary when it was desecrated and over the land of Israel when it was laid waste and over the people of Judah when they went into exile,
Ezekiel 25:3
 
"Son of man, because Tyre has said of Jerusalem, 'Aha! The gate to the nations is broken, and its doors have swung open to me; now that she lies in ruins I will prosper,'
Ezekiel 26:2
 
Yet, O house of Israel, you say, 'The way of the Lord is not just.' But I will judge each of you according to his own ways." Jerusalem's Fall Explained
Ezekiel 33:20
 
This is what the Sovereign LORD says: The enemy said of you, "Aha! The ancient heights have become our possession." '
Therefore prophesy and say, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Because they ravaged and hounded you from every side so that you became the possession of the rest of the nations and the object of people's malicious talk and slander,
Ezekiel 36:2-3
 
On the day of the festival of our king the princes become inflamed with wine, and he joins hands with the mockers.
Hosea 7:5
 
But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, "It is only by Beelzebub, the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons."
Matthew 12:24
 
They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him,
and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand and knelt in front of him and mocked him. "Hail, king of the Jews!" they said.
They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again.
Matthew 27:28-30
 
In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him.
Matthew 27:41
 
Jesus said to them, "Surely you will quote this proverb to me: 'Physician, heal yourself! Do here in your hometown what we have heard that you did in Capernaum.' "
Luke 4:23
 
The Pharisees, who loved money, heard all this and were sneering at Jesus.
Luke 16:14
 
The men who were guarding Jesus began mocking and beating him.
They blindfolded him and demanded, "Prophesy! Who hit you?"
Luke 22:63-64
 
Then Herod and his soldiers ridiculed and mocked him. Dressing him in an elegant robe, they sent him back to Pilate.
Luke 23:11
 
The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, "He saved others; let him save himself if he is the Christ of God, the Chosen One."
The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar
Luke 23:35-36
 
Some, however, made fun of them and said, "They have had too much wine. "Peter Addresses the Crowd
Acts 2:13
 
When the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and talked abusively against what Paul was saying.
Acts 13:45
 
A group of Epicurean and Stoic philosophers began to dispute with him. Some of them asked, "What is this babbler trying to say?" Others remarked, "He seems to be advocating foreign gods." They said this because Paul was preaching the good news about Jesus and the resurrection.
Acts 17:18
 
When they heard about the resurrection of the dead, some of them sneered, but others said, "We want to hear you again on this subject."
Acts 17:32
 
How much more severely do you think a man deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God under foot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace?
Hebrews 10:29
 
First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.
They will say, "Where is this 'coming' he promised? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation."
2 Peter 3:3-4
 
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