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8782 mockery

8782 mockery

A form of ridicule directed especially against individuals, with the purpose of humiliating them. Scripture condemns mockers as arrogant, unrighteous and foolish.

Targets of mockery

God Isa 52:5 See also Ps 74:10,18,22

Job Job 30:1 See also Job 17:2; Job 21:3; Job 30:9

God’s servants 2Ch 36:16 See also Ne 2:19; Ps 22:7; Ps 35:15-16; Ps 69:12; Ps 80:6; Ps 89:50-51; Ps 119:51; Jer 20:7; La 3:14,63 Christians mocked: Ac 2:13; Ac 17:32; Ac 26:24

Jesus Christ Mt 20:17-19 pp Mk 10:32-34 pp Lk 18:31-33 See also Mt 26:67-68 pp Mk 14:65 pp Lk 22:63-65; Lk 23:11; Mt 27:27-31 pp Mk 15:16-20; Mt 27:41-44 pp Mk 15:31-32 pp Lk 23:35; Lk 23:36

Those who oppose God will become objects of mockery

Pr 3:34 See also 2Ki 19:20-28 pp Isa 37:22-29; Job 22:17-20; Jer 10:14-16 pp Jer 51:17-19; Eze 22:1-5

False accusations of mockery

Job 11:1-3 See also Job 9:21-24 Job accuses God of mocking the plight of innocent sufferers.

Mockery in metaphorical use

Pr 20:1

Characteristics of mockers

They are proud and arrogant Pr 21:24 See also Pr 3:34

They instigate strife Pr 22:10 See also Pr 9:7; Pr 29:8

They do not respond to correction Pr 15:12 See also Pr 1:22-26; Pr 13:1; Pr 19:25

Scripture condemns mockers as unrighteous

Ps 1:1 See also Pr 14:6 Resistance to correction accounts for the failure to find wisdom; Pr 14:9; Pr 24:9; Isa 57:4; Hos 7:5

Mockers will be punished

Pr 1:22-26 See also Pr 9:12; Pr 17:5; Pr 19:28-29; Pr 21:11; Pr 30:17; Isa 28:22; Isa 29:20; Zep 2:10-11; Gal 6:7

See also

2530Christ, death of
5818contempt
5823cruelty
5879humiliation
5893insults
8361wisdom
8727enemies
8759fools
8802pride
8815ridicule
8819scoffing

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