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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5900 laughter
5900 laughter

5900 laughter

The act or sound of laughing, often associated with joy and delight, yet occasionally linked with ridicule and scorn.

People laughing

Out of pleasure Ge 21:6 See also Pr 31:25; Ecc 3:4; Ecc 10:19

In scorn and derision Mt 9:24 pp Mk 5:40 pp Lk 8:53 See also Job 39:18; Job 41:29; Ps 52:6; La 1:7; Hab 1:10

God laughing

Ps 2:4 See also Ps 37:13; Ps 59:8; Pr 1:26

God helping people to laugh

Ps 126:2; Lk 6:21 See also Job 5:22; Job 8:21; Jer 51:39 as a prelude to judgment

Laughter qualified

Pr 14:13 See also Ecc 2:2; Ecc 7:3

Laughter rebuked

Lk 6:25 See also Ecc 7:6; Jas 4:9

See also

5818contempt
5830delight
5874happiness
5880humour
8283joy
8782mockery
8815ridicule

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