Scorning and Mocking

  • The sufferings of Christ by, predicted.

    Psalms 22:6-8 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people. 7 All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, 8 He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.

    Isaiah 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

    Luke 18:32 For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on:

  • Christ endured.

    Matthew 9:24 He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.

    Matthew 27:29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!

  • SAINTS ENDURE, ON ACCOUNT OF
    • Being children of God.

      Genesis 21:9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking.

      Galatians 4:29 But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.

    • Their uprightness.

      Job 12:4 I am as one mocked of his neighbour, who calleth upon God, and he answereth him: the just upright man is laughed to scorn.

    • Their faith.

      Hebrews 11:36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:

    • Their faithfulness in declaring the word of God.

      Jeremiah 20:7-8 O LORD, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived: thou art stronger than I, and hast prevailed: I am in derision daily, every one mocketh me. 8 For since I spake, I cried out, I cried violence and spoil; because the word of the LORD was made a reproach unto me, and a derision, daily.

    • Their zeal for God's house.

      Nehemiah 2:19 But when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arabian, heard it, they laughed us to scorn, and despised us, and said, What is this thing that ye do? will ye rebel against the king?

  • THE WICKED INDULGE IN, AGAINST
    • The second coming of Christ.

      2 Peter 3:3-4 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

    • The gifts of the Spirit.

      Acts 2:13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.

    • God's threatening.

      Isaiah 5:19 That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it!

      Jeremiah 17:15 Behold, they say unto me, Where is the word of the LORD? let it come now.

    • God's ministers.

      2 Chronicles 36:16 But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against his people, till there was no remedy.

    • God's ordinances.

      Lamentations 1:7 Jerusalem remembered in the days of her affliction and of her miseries all her pleasant things that she had in the days of old, when her people fell into the hand of the enemy, and none did help her: the adversaries saw her, and did mock at her sabbaths.

    • Saints.

      Psalms 123:4 Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud.

      Lamentations 3:14 I was a derision to all my people; and their song all the day.

      Lamentations 3:63 Behold their sitting down, and their rising up; I am their musick.

    • The resurrection of the dead.

      Acts 17:32 And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter.

    • All solemn admonitions.

      2 Chronicles 30:6-10 So the posts went with the letters from the king and his princes throughout all Israel and Judah, and according to the commandment of the king, saying, Ye children of Israel, turn again unto the LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, and he will return to the remnant of you, that are escaped out of the hand of the kings of Assyria. 7 And be not ye like your fathers, and like your brethren, which trespassed against the LORD God of their fathers, who therefore gave them up to desolation, as ye see. 8 Now be ye not stiffnecked, as your fathers were, but yield yourselves unto the LORD, and enter into his sanctuary, which he hath sanctified for ever: and serve the LORD your God, that the fierceness of his wrath may turn away from you. 9 For if ye turn again unto the LORD, your brethren and your children shall find compassion before them that lead them captive, so that they shall come again into this land: for the LORD your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away his face from you, if ye return unto him. ...

  • Idolaters addicted to.

    Isaiah 57:3-6 But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore. 4 Against whom do ye sport yourselves? against whom make ye a wide mouth, and draw out the tongue? are ye not children of transgression, a seed of falsehood, 5 Enflaming yourselves with idols under every green tree, slaying the children in the valleys under the clifts of the rocks? 6 Among the smooth stones of the stream is thy portion; they, they are thy lot: even to them hast thou poured a drink offering, thou hast offered a meat offering. Should I receive comfort in these?

  • Drunkards addicted to.

    Psalms 69:12 They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards.

    Hosea 7:5 In the day of our king the princes have made him sick with bottles of wine; he stretched out his hand with scorners.

  • THOSE WHO ARE ADDICTED TO,
    • Delight in.

      Proverbs 1:22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?

    • Are contentious.

      Proverbs 22:10 Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.

    • Are scorned by God.

      Proverbs 3:34 Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.

    • Are hated by men.

      Proverbs 24:9 The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.

    • Are avoided by saints.

      Psalms 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

      Jeremiah 15:17 I sat not in the assembly of the mockers, nor rejoiced; I sat alone because of thy hand: for thou hast filled me with indignation.

    • Walk after their own lusts.

      2 Peter 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

    • Are proud and haughty.

      Proverbs 21:24 Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath.

    • Hear not rebuke.

      Proverbs 13:1 A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

    • Love not those who reprove.

      Proverbs 15:12 A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.

    • Hate those who reprove.

      Proverbs 9:8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

    • Go not to the wise.

      Proverbs 15:12 A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.

    • Bring others into danger.

      Proverbs 29:8 Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.

    • Shall themselves endure.

      Ezekiel 23:32 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou shalt drink of thy sister's cup deep and large: thou shalt be laughed to scorn and had in derision; it containeth much.

  • Characteristic of the latter days.

    2 Peter 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

    Jude 1:18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.

  • Woe denounced against.

    Isaiah 5:18-19 Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope: 19 That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it!

  • Punishment for.

    2 Chronicles 36:17 Therefore he brought upon them the king of the Chaldees, who slew their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion upon young man or maiden, old man, or him that stooped for age: he gave them all into his hand.

    Proverbs 19:29 Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.

    Isaiah 29:20 For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off:

    Lamentations 3:64-66 Render unto them a recompence, O LORD, according to the work of their hands. 65 Give them sorrow of heart, thy curse unto them. 66 Persecute and destroy them in anger from under the heavens of the LORD.

  • Exemplified.

    Ishmael,

    Genesis 21:9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking.

    Children at Bethel,

    2 Kings 2:23 And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head.

    Ephraim and Manasseh,

    2 Chronicles 30:10 So the posts passed from city to city through the country of Ephraim and Manasseh even unto Zebulun: but they laughed them to scorn, and mocked them.

    Chiefs of Judah,

    2 Chronicles 36:16 But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against his people, till there was no remedy.

    Sanballat,

    Nehemiah 4:1 But it came to pass, that when Sanballat heard that we builded the wall, he was wroth, and took great indignation, and mocked the Jews.

    Enemies of Job,

    Job 30:1 But now they that are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs of my flock.

    Job 30:9 And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword.

    Enemies of David,

    Psalms 35:15-16 But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not: 16 With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed upon me with their teeth.

    Rulers of Israel,

    Isaiah 28:14 Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.

    Ammonites,

    Ezekiel 25:3 And say unto the Ammonites, Hear the word of the Lord GOD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou saidst, Aha, against my sanctuary, when it was profaned; and against the land of Israel, when it was desolate; and against the house of Judah, when they went into captivity;

    Tyrians,

    Ezekiel 26:2 Son of man, because that Tyrus hath said against Jerusalem, Aha, she is broken that was the gates of the people: she is turned unto me: I shall be replenished, now she is laid waste:

    Heathen,

    Ezekiel 36:2-3 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because the enemy hath said against you, Aha, even the ancient high places are ours in possession: 3 Therefore prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because they have made you desolate, and swallowed you up on every side, that ye might be a possession unto the residue of the heathen, and ye are taken up in the lips of talkers, and are an infamy of the people:

    Soldiers,

    Matthew 27:28-30 And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. 29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! 30 And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.

    Luke 23:36 And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar,

    Chief Priests, &c.

    Matthew 27:41 Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said,

    Pharisees,

    Luke 16:14 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.

    The men who held Jesus,

    Luke 22:63-64 And the men that held Jesus mocked him, and smote him. 64 And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is it that smote thee?

    Herod, &c.

    Luke 23:11 And Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate.

    People and rulers,

    Luke 23:35 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God.

    Some of the multitude,

    Acts 2:13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.

    Athenians,

    Acts 17:32 And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter.

 
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